BGF Ventures leads ticket search engine TickX’s £3M Series A

Mar 2, 2018 · techcrunch.com

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TickX, a U.K., Manchester-based startup that has developed a search engine and discovery platform for events and other "attractions" tickets, has raised £3 million in Series A funding.

The round is led by BGF Ventures, the early-stage venture arm of BGF, which has been going through a restructuring that saw three partners depart this week. Existing investors Ministry of Sound, and 24Haymarket, also participated.

Founded in mid-2005, TickX might best be thought of as building a ‘Skyscanner for tickets’. The site aggregates ticket listings from over fifty providers and across multiple categories, letting you do things like search by price, geography and entertainment/attraction type.

The concept was conceived while co-founder and CEO Steve Pearce was a student at university and born out of his frustration planning nights out, as students are wont to do.

"The idea for TickX came about whilst I was studying at Manchester University and like most students going out far too often," he says. "However, during my time there I became increasingly frustrated with the efforts involved planning a night out and continued to be amazed, there was no single destination to discover experiences (events, attractions & cinema)".

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