Fast Company highlights the partnership between Facebook and SeatGeek that lets event hosts sell tickets directly from the Facebook event page. As the article states, "an integration this tight can make it way more effortless to go from the 'I’m Interested' button to actually sitting in a seat at the event."
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily find the best price for sports and concert events on the secondary ticket market.
Founders: Jack Groetzinger, Russ D'Souza and Eric Waller
Investors: Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Founder Collective, NYC Seed, DreamIt Ventures, Stage One Capital, Trisiras Group, Eli and Peyton Manning, Nas and Melo7 Tech partners.
SeatGeek has signed Facebook as a distribution partner for clients of its SeatGeek Enterprise platform, allowing sports fans and concert-goers to buy tickets directly through the world’s biggest social network.
Forbes highlights SeatGeek alongside 24 other companies as one of the Next Billion-Dollar startups.
The Sounders will become the second team to use SeatGeek’s primary ticketing platform — with the Portland Timbers and Minnesota United FC set to do so starting in 2019 — since the company became the official ticketing partner of Major League Soccer in July 2016.