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TickX launches in Spain

TickX co-founder Steve Pearce says Spain presents the "ideal location" for country #3 for the innovative UK-based ticket search engine

By Jon Chapple on 14 Sep 2017

Steve Pearce, Sam Coley, TickX

Pearce (left) with co-founder and CTO Sam Coley


UK-based ticket search engine TickX today launched a localised website for the Spanish market, TickX.es, in partnership with the country’s biggest ticket sellers.

“We’re really pleased with TickX’s growth since we appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den,” explains CEO Steve Pearce. “We have secured funding from incredible investors, expanded our team and introduced new innovations to service our growing customer base.

“Now is the perfect time to launch TickX in a new market, and Spain is the ideal location, with a rich variety of musical and cultural events across the country. We’re excited to give customers here full transparency to discover what events are happening, who’s selling tickets and who is the cheapest all in one place for the first time ever.”

“Now is the perfect time to launch TickX in a new market, and Spain is the ideal location”

TickX’s new customers in Spain can use the platform to find music, comedy, sports and theatre tickets from a total of 50 sellers, including market leaders Ticketmaster, Ticketea, Atrapalo, Entradas.com (CTS Eventim) and department store group El Corte Inglés.

TickX, dubbed the Skyscanner or GoCompare of live events, has raised close to £1m in funding since 2015, including £175,000 from Ministry of Sound and further investment from 24Haymarket and former Sky chairman Nick Ferguson. The company’s existing websites (in the UK and Republic of Ireland) now boast 175,000 active users per month, and it recently launched the first ticketing chatbot for Facebook Messenger.

 


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