We’re in the middle of a flurry of funding rounds for ticketing businesses, with UK firms Dice and Songkick both having recently taken new investment. Now they’ve been joined by US firm Gametime, which has announced a $20m funding round including VC firms Evolution Media Partners, GV and Accel Partners. Gametime’s schtick is last-minute ticketing, with people able to find and buy (and, indeed, sell) tickets for concerts that are about to start, and even sports matches that  are already underway. TechCrunch reports Gametime’s claim that last-minute sales already account for a startling $7.5bn in sales in North America last year – a figure that has us scratching our heads.

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