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Eventbrite buys event-management start-up Queue

The self-service ticketing platform will integrate Queue's event-planning and ticket-tracking technology later this year

By IQ on 12 Feb 2016

Randy Befumo, Eventbrite, Queue

Eventbrite's Randy Befumo

Eventbrite has acquired event-management tech start-up Queue through an asset-purchase agreement.

Sacremento-based Queue’s app – “built by nerds, for nerds” – combines tools for event booking, box office and guest list administration, social media marketing and real-time analytics. Eventbrite, the world’s largest provider of self-service ticketing, will integrate Queue’s technology into both its web platform and mobile box-office solution, Eventbrite Neon, later this year.

“Queue builds on Eventbrite’s commitment to deliver the most innovative event solutions to our broad range of customers,” says Randy Befumo, Eventbrite’s vice-president of strategy. “Queue has built a suite of industry leading products, designed specifically with the complex needs of venues in mind. We are thrilled to welcome their talented team to the Eventbrite family and believe their expertise in music will substantially enhance our ability to deliver for customers.”

“Joining Eventbrite enables us to focus on our primary mission of providing great promoter tools that help organisers run their events more efficiently, and now we can do it at scale,” Greg Patterson, the CEO and co-founder of Queue, adds. “Queue shares Eventbrite’s passion for live experiences and a maniacal focus on providing customers with innovative products and data-driven insights that improve their business.”