SeatGeek

  • 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

  • SeatGeek Raises $62 Million In A Series C Led By Technology Crossover Ventures

    SeatGeek Raises $62 Million In A Series C Led By Technology Crossover Ventures

    Online ticket sales startup SeatGeek has raised $62 million in Series C funding. Co-founder Jack Groetzinger confirmed to TechCrunch that the round was led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation from previous investor Mousse Partners, as well as Accel Partners and Causeway Media. This brings the funding total up to $103 million. According to one source, that puts the valuation… Read More

  • Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes

    Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes

    SeatGeek, a company that bills itself as “the web’s largest ticket search engine”, is announcing that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding. The round brought was led by Accel Capital, with Accel’s John Locke (whose previous investments include eBay-acquired payments company Braintree and Angry Birds-maker Rovio) joining the board of directors. Accel is a big… Read More

  • 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 startup 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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