TickX, the search engine and discovery platform for events & attractions tickets, will accelerate its push into Europe this year after raising Series A funding of £3m, led by BGF Ventures.
TickX allows customers to find and buy tickets for over 125,000 events and attractions from all the major ticket-selling platforms, including Ticketmaster, Headout and Skiddle, in one place.
The founders last year appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den and turned down three offers of £75,000 from the Dragons. Since the episode aired, over 1 million event-goers have used TickX to plan their day or night out. The company has now also raised 40x the amount offered on Dragons’ Den.
Specifically, the investment will be used to fuel international growth, launch the service for cinema tickets, invest in innovation and grow the team.
Steve Pearce, CEO, TickX, said: “Over 1 million event-goers last year discovered that TickX is the only place they need to go to discover experiences and buy the best tickets.
Now, our focus is firmly on international expansion and leading innovation in the multi-billion pound global experience market. The new funding from BGF Ventures and our other fantastic investors will drive us towards becoming the go-to destination for experience-lovers across the world.”
George Mills, BGF Ventures, said: “We are both proud and excited to be backing Steve, Sam and the whole of the TickX team. We’ve been seriously impressed by their ambition and pace in building the company, and we’re confident that TickX will continue to expand and reach their goal of becoming the global go-to platform for discovering experiences.”