Ticket search engine TickX raises £3m funding round


British startup TickX is a ticketing search engine, aggregating listings from other ticketing firms, growing to a catalogue of more than 125k events. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of £3m, led by investment firm BGF Ventures with previous investor Ministry of Sound among the companies chipping in.

CEO Steve Pearce told TechCrunch that the funding will be used for expansion across Europe, with TickX so far available in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

“Last year over one million people used TickX to plan a day or night out and we have a real wide variety of users,” said Pearce. “Some use us to discover new experiences given we have unrivalled inventory covering everything from arena tours to hidden gems so they can always find something fun to do at TickX. Others use us to compare ticket prices to ensure they find the best deals across our 50-plus ticket partners.”

The company is currently making money from commissions on the sales it generates for its ticketing partners, who include Ticketmaster.

Stuart Dredge

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