SeatGeek was founded in 2009 by Russell D'Souza and Jack Groetzinger. While SeatGeek abandoned plans to go public via SPAC merger in 2022, the company confidentially filed IPO documents in April 2023.
SeatGeek is a mobile-first ticket sales platform. Originally founded as a ticket resale marketplace, the platform has grown to become the primary ticketing outlet for a number of organizations and venues. The company has raised more than $300 million in venture capital funding from investors including Accel, Wellington Management, Arctos Sports Partners, Glynn Capital, Causeway Media Partners, Haystack Partners, Mousse Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures. The company disclosed a $1 billion pre-money valuation following a $238 million Series E fundraising round in 2022.
These comments should not be interpreted to mean that the company is formally pursuing or foregoing an IPO.