SeatGeek was Co-Founded in July 2009 by Jack Groetzinger and Russel D'Souza. The company has received a total funding of $5.97 Mn through investors DreamIt Ventures, Founder Collective, Sunil Hirani, Mark Wachen, Arie Abecassis, Allen Levinson, Stage One Capital, The Trisiras Group, PKS Capital, NYC Seed, Lerer Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Mousse Partners, Red Swan and Entree Capital.
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine. The site aggregates ticket listings for concert, live sports and theater events. Then it presents them to users within an elegant and powerful user interface that makes finding the best value on events tickets seamless and easy.
This video gives you an overview of their platform:
- SeatGeek focuses on data. Its data engine is geared towards helping consumers identify the best ticket deals.
- The site has a feature called Deal Score that assigns a 0-100 metric to all listed tickets in order to ascertain the relative value of tickets for a given event or set of similar events.
- SeatGeek also offers consumers a robust event discovery tool through its Columbus event calendar and Spotify applications.
- These take into account user preferences and favorited teams and artists in order to generate good recommendations of upcoming local events that match a user’s preferences as well as taste.
- Using SeatGeek is 100% free. It costs exactly $0.00.
In December 2013, SeatGeek acquired FanSwap, another ticket search engine that was operating in the same space. All FanSwap users were directed to SeatGeek's website thereafter. At the time, the company says it was selling $6 Mn worth of tickets each month, with 3.5 million monthly visitors across desktop and mobile.