SeatGeek

  • With $2.2M In New Funding, SeatGeek Acquires And Shuts Down Ticketing Competitor FanSnap

    With $2.2M In New Funding, SeatGeek Acquires And Shuts Down Ticketing Competitor FanSnap

    Ticketing startup SeatGeek is announcing that it has acquired FanSnap from Wize Commerce, which purchased the ticketing site two years ago. Co-founder Russ d’Souza told me that the deal closed in late November, around the same time that SeatGeek (which launched at the TechCrunch50 conference in 2009) closed $2.2 million in new funding from existing investors. The timing, he said, was… Read More

  • Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Brings Its Interactive Stadium Maps To The iPhone

    Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Brings Its Interactive Stadium Maps To The iPhone

    SeatGeek, which aggregates tickets from resale sites like StubHub, just launched its first iPhone app, one that allows users to browse interactive maps as they try to find the best deals. When SeatGeek raised funding back in August, the stated reason was to “build a really great mobile app.” Co-founder Russell D’Souza and Director of Communications Will Flaherty stopped by… Read More

  • Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Just Turned Profitable, Saw $2.5M In Ticket Sales Last Month

    Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Just Turned Profitable, Saw $2.5M In Ticket Sales Last Month

    SeatGeek, the ticketing startup that launched at the TechCrunch50 conference back in 2009, tells that it had its first profitable month in August. That wasn’t just a temporary blip either, said co-founder Russell D’Souza. September was profitable too, and he expects to the company maintain its profitability into the future: “Revenue drivers are just growing so much faster… Read More

  • SeatGeek Isn’t Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership

    SeatGeek Isn’t Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership

    SeatGeek aims to become the definitive search engine for live events, but until now, the tickets available on the site only came from secondary resale sites like StubHub — in other words, if a ticket was going to show up on SeatGeek, someone else had to buy it first and then try to resell it. Now, however, SeatGeek users can purchase tickets directly from the venues, thanks to a… Read More

  • SeatGeek Redesigns Its Ticket Marketplace, Launches Sponsor Platform

    SeatGeek Redesigns Its Ticket Marketplace, Launches Sponsor Platform

    NYC-based startupĀ SeatGeek is adding a fresh coat of paint to its ticket marketplace, introducing an overhauled design that incorporates some helpful new features. And it’s also announcing a new route of monetization that it’s hoping will serve as a strong revenue stream going forward: sponsored placements. For those who haven’t used it, SeatGeek is a search engine for… Read More

  • SeatGeek Secures A Deal With The Wall Street Journal And $550k In Funding

    SeatGeek Secures A Deal With The Wall Street Journal And $550k In Funding

    Exclusive – SeatGeek, one of the finalists of TechCrunch50 2009, has raised another $550,000 in funding from previous backers (Founder Collective, NYC Seed, Stage One Capital, Trisiras Group, PKS Capital and angel investors Arie Abecassis, Sunil Hirani, Thomas Lehrman, Allen Levinson and Mark Wachen). More importantly, the ticket search company has inked an interesting… Read More

  • TC50 Finalist SeatGeek Closes $1 Million Series A Round, Partners With Nielsen

    TC50 Finalist SeatGeek Closes $1 Million Series A Round, Partners With Nielsen

    Exclusive – SeatGeek, one of the finalists of TechCrunch50 2009, has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Founder Collective and joined by NYC Seed. The funding brings SeatGeek’s total investment to over $1.5 million, and it intends to use the new capital to hire more engineers and business developers. Read More

  • TC50 Finalist SeatGeek Raises Seed Funding, Revamps Website

    TC50 Finalist SeatGeek Raises Seed Funding, Revamps Website

    SeatGeek was definitely one of the finalists of the most recent TechCrunch50 conference that I thought were most interesting from a business model perspective. Apparently, I’m not the only one, as the New York-based startup has just closed a round of funding led by a group of four entrepreneurs/angel investors. The fledgling company, which bills itself as a ‘Farecast for sports… Read More

  • TC50: SeatGeek Is The Farecast For Sports And Music Tickets

    TC50: SeatGeek Is The Farecast For Sports And Music Tickets

    Lots of people purchase tickets for events like sports games, rock concerts, etc. on secondary markets like eBay or StubHub, where they can often be picked up at huge discounts. Of course, it’s a bit of a challenge to know when to make a move and buy tickets exactly. The main problem with buying tickets on secondary markets is that you have no clue if they reached their lowest price… Read More

  • DreamIt Releases Ten Startups Into The Wild

    DreamIt Releases Ten Startups Into The Wild

    Philadelphia based DreamIt Ventures, a pre-seed stage venture firm and incubator founded in 2007 by David Bookspan, Michael Levinson, and Steve Welch, has just announced the most recent batch of startups to complete its second annual 12 week program. In a similar vein as Y Combinator, TechStars, Launchbox, and other incubators, DreamIt Ventures provides up to $30,000 in seed funding and… Read More