Lancashire start-up Vibe Tickets has officially opened its new HQ and and celebrated its rapid growth with a #BringTheVibe party.
The business, which began by bringing fans together to buy and sell tickets at negotiated prices, disrupted the secondary ticketing market and has now evolved into the first entirely transparent international social marketplace for live events.
As well as celebrating the recent move into a larger head office in Lancaster, the #BringTheVibe party also marked a momentous six months for Vibe, during which it opened a second office in central London, and expanded its team with the addition of senior staff from Ticketmaster and MTV.
Vibe’s founder and CEO, Luke Massie, has built up a user-base of 75,000 followers since 2013. After raising £600,000 via crowdfunding within four weeks, Vibe now has funding amounting to £1.7m from a number of investors, including Richard Branson.
Massie said: “I’ve been told time and time again that I should abandon my roots and migrate Vibe’s head office to London. I have always profusely disagreed as I’m a firm believer in Lancashire’s abundance of talent. The overwhelming growth we’ve achieved from our Lancaster base proves that point.
“Vibe is all about connecting people, so having set the business up just four years ago on Twitter, it’s a special moment to have all the people who have made a difference to our journey so far gathered in our new office. We’re heading in an extremely exciting direction and I can’t wait for the next chapter in Vibe’s story.”
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