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SeatGeek Grabs $238M Series E

NEW YORK, NY, SeatGeek today announced it has raised $238 million as part of a Series E financing round.
SeatGeek, the high-growth technology platform that is transforming the live event experience for fans, teams, and venues, today announced it has raised $238 million as part of a Series E financing round led by long-time investor Accel, with participation from Wellington Management, Arctos Sports Partners, and Ryan Smith, founder and executive chairman of Qualtrics and founder of Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) which includes the Utah Jazz. The investment values the business at $1 billion on a pre-money basis and comes after SeatGeek exceeded all 2021 public financial forecasts and is on track to more than double revenue in 2022.

SeatGeek is on a mission to transform the live-event experience for fans, teams and venues. By combining a consumer marketplace with innovative primary ticketing box office technology, SeatGeek has become a high-growth global ticketing leader. SeatGeek delights fans through industry-first features including: Deal Score, its proprietary ticket rating technology; Rally, its event-day operating system; and SeatGeek Swaps, the first return policy offered by a major ticketer. In parallel, the platform’s open-ecosystem enterprise ticketing software empowers teams, venues and promoters to efficiently grow their businesses while delivering the superior experience that all fans deserve.

Seatgeek has immense potential to grow. Congratulations and my best wishes to the entire team.

Shishir Gupta CEO & Founder Startupalnes

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