Revel Systems

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Revel Systems
Key people
Christopher Ciabarra, Lisa Falzone
Products Enterprise Point of Sale, POS Systems, Restaurant POS, Retail POS
115 million
Total assets 115 million
Number of employees

Revel Systems is an iPad based "point of sale" system, which was co-founded by Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Christopher Ciabarra (CTO).[1]

The first Revel POS system was used at Lappert's Fish and Chips Store in Sausalito, California on September 23, 2010.[2] On May 24, 2011, the Wall Street Journal listed them in the "Top Stories In Today’s VentureWire" section for receiving $3.7 million from DCM.[3] Revel Systems integrates with third party vendors, and offers an open API, allowing others to customize the POS system. Revel Systems released its latest software for the iPad POS, Atlas V2, on February 14, 2012.[4]

Revel Systems has been expanding rapidly, and has grown in size. Most employees are stationed at the Revel headquarters, located in North Beach, San Francisco.[5] An additional office is located in Scottsdale Arizona,[6] and St. Petersburg, Florida. Revel promotes a reseller program, helping its international expansion. European sales are handled by Revel EU out of both LIthananna and Northern Ireland offices.[7] Security is a cornerstone of Revel's point of sale software as a properly licensed system.[8] In keeping with upcoming deadlines for PCI compliance, Revel was the first iPad POS to implement EMV—or "Chip and Pin"—Processing in the United States, in January 2013.[9] Some of Revel’s clients include the following (or franchisees of the following): Little Caesars Pizza, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Illy Coffee, Forever Yogurt, and Twistee Treat, among others. Revel has partnered with retail giants Belkin and Goodwill.[10]

POS products[edit]

Revel Systems' Point of sale system operates on the Apple iPad. The backend can be managed via mobile or via Web browser. Associated hardware includes: receipt printer, cash drawer, and card swipe.

  • Kitchen Display System (KDS) is an optional portion of the POS System that is specific to restaurants. It electronically sends food orders to the kitchen via iPad and notifies the servers when the orders are ready.[11]
  • Retail POS: Designed for brick and mortar or mobile retail businesses, the Retail POS has integrated matrix inventory, CRM system, and loyalty programs.[12]
  • Food Truck POS: Enables Food Truck owners to run payments and manage their business from a 3G or 4G enabled iPad POS. Food truck owners can connect to the Internet via the Revel Router, which utilizes the 3G or 4G connection on the iPad instead of a hardwired router or MiFi hotspot.[13]
  • Stadium POS: Designed to handle high volumes of transactions in a short amount of time. Revel was recently installed in the Alabama State University stadium.[14]
  • Events POS: Because Revel is a mobile POS solution, it can be used as the point of sale for events. In August 2013 it was adopted by Juicys, a purveyor of county fair food for events.[15]
  • Drive-through POS: Revel offers a video drive-through POS system that enables customers to order food at a drive-through via a video feed on an iPad.[16]

The Revel App is available for download in the iTunes App store. Users are encouraged to try the app for free before they buy.[17]


  • Matrix Inventory: This feature allows retail businesses to better track inventory consisting of multiple styles and sizes while also reducing complications within the POS ordering screen.[18]
  • QuickBooks Integration: Users can export reports into the file type of their choice (including CSV, XLS, and JSON) and import into QuickBooks for accounting purposes.[19]
  • Bitcoin integration: Revel has partnered with digital wallet provider Coinbase to allow merchants to accept Bitcoin on the Revel POS. The consumer can use the digital wallet of his choosing.[20]


Revel Systems connects with a range of preconfigured hardware.

  • iPad: The Apple iPad acts as a business's main POS terminal, or register. Transactions, orders, and various other functions take place on the iPad POS.
  • Epson Printers: Revel works with the Epson printer models TM-T70; TM-U220; and TM-T88. These printers are used for receipt or kitchen printing, depending on the model.[21]

POS Marketplace[edit]

Revel allows for a customizable point of sale solution and integrates with a variety of third party providers.


Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Christopher Ciabarra (CTO) are co-founders of Revel Systems.[27] Revel recently added an executive team that includes Alex Bogachek (VP of Engineering) and Marius Domokos (General Counsel).[28]


  • Revel Systems was chosen as the Best Retail app in the Business 2013 Tabby Awards.[29]
  • Revel Systems was included first on the list of Business News Daily's "Best iPad POS Systems"[30]
  • Revel CEO Lisa Falzone was recognized by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 CEOs in technology.[31]
  • Lisa was recognized again by Forbes in January 2014 for the same distinction mentioned above.[32]
  • Lisa was also recognized in Tech Cocktail as one of "15 Female Entrepreneurs You Should Know About (But Probably Don't)."[33]
  • Lisa was featured in the San Francisco Business Times' 40 under 40 list.[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Revel Systems Hires Randy Chin as CIO". 
  2. ^ "Revel Systems Launches in Lappert's Fish and Chips Store in Sausalito California". PRBuzz Press Release Distribution. 
  3. ^ Lizette Chapman (May 24, 2011). "The Daily Start-Up: $80M For Daily Deals Down Under". Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ Molly McHugh (June 4, 2012). "Payment disruption hits the enterprise as Revel launches its latest iteration, Atlas". Digital Trends. 
  5. ^ "San Francisco-based Revel Systems to open sales office in Scottsdale, hire 160 over three years". American City Business Journals. Jan 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco-based Revel Systems to open sales office in Scottsdale, hire 160 over three years". American City Business Journals. Jan 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Revel Systems Gets A $1.2M Grant To Expand Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Business In Europe". TechCrunch. Dec 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "iPad POS Systems Touch On a Few Legal Concerns". FindLaw. September 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Revel Rolls Out First EMV Processing for iPad POS". QSR Magazine. January 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Revel's retail system rolls out". The Next Web. 
  11. ^ "Revel's Go Green Initiative Starts with iPad KDS". PR News. July 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Revel Systems iPad POS Offers Retail POS Enhancements". PR News. Oct 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ Molly McHugh (July 7, 2012). "Revel takes enterprise payment solutions to the streets with its food truck service Revel Router". Digital Trends. 
  14. ^ Darrell Etherington (September 16, 2013). "Revel Goes Big With Full Stadium Deployment Of iPad Point-Of-Sale System At ASU". TechCrunch. 
  15. ^ "Juicy POS For the Worlds Largest Mobile Outdoor Grill". The Point of Sale News. August 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ Darrell Etherington (May 27, 2014). "Revel Adds A Drive-Through Option To Its iPad-Based Retail And Restaurant Sales Systems". TechCrunch. 
  17. ^ Kathryn Cunningham (August 23, 2013). "Test Drive Your POS in the iTunes App Store". The Point of Sale News. 
  18. ^ "Revel Systems iPad POS Offers Retail POS Enhancements". PR News. Oct 29, 2014. 
  19. ^ Heather Clancy (November 21, 2012). "iPad-based POS systems add customization features". ZDNet. 
  20. ^ Darrell Etherington (February 11, 2014). "Revel Systems Adds Native Bitcoin Transactions To Its POS Offering". TechCrunch. 
  21. ^ "Epson to Showcase Extensive Range of POS Solutions". Epson. January 12, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Revel Systems integrates with Adyen for mPOS payment service". The PayPers. October 22, 2013. 
  23. ^ Sarah Perez (October 14, 2013). "PayPal Expands "Real World" Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems". TechCrunch. 
  24. ^ "Revel Systems iPad POS Announces Integrated Loyalty Program And Gift Card Features For Retailers, Partners With LoyalTree". PR News. Aug 6, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Meet Our Newest Partner, Revel Systems". LoyalTree. August 20, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Mobile POS system outfits food trucks". ZDNet. July 19, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Revel Systems Hires Randy Chin as CIO". 
  28. ^ "Revel Systems iPad Point-Of-Sale Provider Expands Executive Team". Pr News. Sep 6, 2013. 
  29. ^ "The Tabby Awards /Business 2013 winners: The best 18 tablet apps for work". TabTimes. November 13, 2013. 
  30. ^ "The Best iPad POS Systems". Business News Daily. August 11, 2014. 
  31. ^ "30 Under 30: Technology". Forbes. December 20, 2012. 
  32. ^ "30 Under 30". Forbes. January 6, 2014. 
  33. ^ "15 Female Entrepreneurs You Should Know About (But Probably Don’t)". Tech Cocktail. November 26, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Lisa Falzone: CEO and co-founder, Revel Systems Inc.". San Francisco Business Times. March 1, 2013. 

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