Seatwave raises $17 million

Chris Caceres · June 1, 2009 · Short URL:

Lookout StubHub, London based ticket exchange service plans to use funds for geographic expansion

 Seatwave, an Online ticket exchange service has raised $17 million in Series D funding led by Accel Partners.  Also, joining the round are Fidelity Ventures, Atlas Venture, Mangrove Capital Partners and Adinvest.  

London based Seatwave functions similar to StubHub and Viagogo, where users can use the site to buy and sell tickets for theatre, sports, music and other live events. 

In April of 2009, comScore reported that Seatwave was Europe’s largest ticket exchange marketplace with 1.9 million unique visitors.  Named “Europe’s fastest growing digital media company,” by GP Bullhound Media Momentum Awards 2009, Seatwave says it has seen its revenue rise 2,203% in the past two years.  

Seatwave was founded in 2006 by Joe Cohen.  Cohen held senior executive positions at Ticketmaster and

Seatwave has raised a total of $53 million to date, including this round which it plans to use for general corporate purposes and continued geographic expansion of its services.  No specific regions were stated.

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Seatwave is an online marketplace where fans can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and just about any other live event. Seatwave was created by a group of people who believe that getting tickets should be really easy and safe.