SeatGeek

  • SeatGeek raises $57M to acquire ticketing software company TopTix

    SeatGeek raises $57M to acquire ticketing software company TopTix

    SeatGeek is announcing a deal to acquire TopTix for $56 million. While SeatGeek has made acquisitions before, this is its biggest, and the company funded the deal by raising a $57 million Series D led by Glynn Capital. (Previous investors Accel, Causeway Media Partners, Haystack Partners, Mousse Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures also participated.) Read More

  • SeatGeek’s new Pano feature gives ticketbuyers a 360-degree view of the stadium

    SeatGeek’s new Pano feature gives ticketbuyers a 360-degree view of the stadium

    SeatGeek is launching a new way to give ticketbuyers a better sense of exactly what they’ll see from a given seat. The new feature, called Pano, offers a 360-degree view of the empty venue — you can look around in all directions, Street View-style, and you can also jump to different parts of the stadium to compare the view from the different seats. “It’s super… Read More

  • Ticketing’s distributed future is not only good for fans, it’s already happening Crunch Network

    Ticketing’s distributed future is not only good for fans, it’s already happening

    Since the dawn of consumer history, tickets have been a product defined by scarcity and lack of accessibility. The result is an abysmal category user experience that’s most often talked about with undertones of anger, skepticism and distrust. For evidence of scarcity in action, look no further than the World Series between the Cubs and Indians, which is the most expensive we’ve… Read More

  • SeatGeek moves beyond resale tickets with new ‘Open’ platform

    SeatGeek moves beyond resale tickets with new ‘Open’ platform

    Sports teams and live event venues will soon be able to sell their tickets directly through SeatGeek. The company has focused on resale tickets until now — first by aggregating resale options from other sites, then by launching a marketplace where ticketbuyers can sell or transfer their tickets directly. But SeatGeek also showed its interest in “primary” ticket sales with… Read More

  • SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    SeatGeek will calculate how much that ticket is worth

    Have you ever bought sweet tickets for a ballgame, a concert or some other live event, only to find out that you couldn’t make it? The internet certainly offers plenty of ways for you to unload the tickets… but how much should you charge? Ticketing startup SeatGeek has launched a new way to help you figure it out. In a way, SeatGeek has been offering this since last fall, when… Read More

  • NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb of Melo 7 Tech Partners to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb of Melo 7 Tech Partners to speak at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    TechCrunch is excited to announce next month New York Knicks Forward Carmelo Anthony and former NBC and Bertelsmann exec Stuart Goldfarb are speaking together at Disrupt NY. The pair started investing in tech startups together back in 2013 and have so far recorded several wins. The long-time family friends named their investment vehicle Melo 7 Tech Partners after Anthony’s jersey number… Read More

  • SeatGeek Launches A Marketplace Where Anyone Can Sell And Transfer Tickets

    SeatGeek Launches A Marketplace Where Anyone Can Sell And Transfer Tickets

    SeatGeek is already a solid way to score tickets for live events, but now you can use it to sell those tickets, too. In a sense, the tickets on SeatGeek are being resold already, but the model relied on aggregating tickets that were put up for sale on other sites. With today’s launch of the SeatGeek Marketplace, anyone can make their tickets available through SeatGeek itself. Read More

  • SeatGeek Embraces Paperless Tickets

    SeatGeek Embraces Paperless Tickets

    Ticket sales startup SeatGeek is the latest company joining the move to paperless tickets. Thanks to a new feature, when you buy a ticket on SeatGeek, you’ll no longer have to print out a PDF or (shudder) wait for someone to put your physical tickets in the mail. Instead, the tickets will be delivered through the app, giving you a mobile barcode that will be scanned when you reach the venue. Read More

  • Securing A Huge Growth Round Crunch Network

    Securing A Huge Growth Round

    Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people think you’d deserve in a year’s time (at best) piles on the challenge. I’ve recently been working with a few of our portfolio companies on these kinds of deals and wanted… Read More