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Text-ticketing startup Pogoseat allies with TM Europe

Pogoseat, which uses SMS messages to sell last-minute event tickets, has gained access to Ticketmaster's European platform

By Jon Chapple on 02 Aug 2018


image © Pogoseat

Pogoseat, a US start-up which provides access to last-minute tickets via text message, has agreed a partnership with Ticketmaster in the UK and Europe.

The agreement will see LA-based Pogoseat utilise Ticketmaster’s APIs to reach more fans and provide additional venues, sports teams and event promoters with another avenue to sell tickets. Those who want to use the service sign up to receive SMS alerts – then, when tickets become available, a text message is sent and fans can reply with the quantity of tickets and location they want. The tickets are delivered via a link in a text message, with various fulfilment methods available.

“This partnership with Ticketmaster allows Pogoseat to access new clients across the entire European region”

Pogoseat CEO Kiran Patel says: “This partnership with Ticketmaster allows Pogoseat to access new clients across the entire European region. We are excited to be working with the biggest ticketing company in the world, providing a new marketing channel to sell tickets for their clients.

“Both brands are aligned in offering the easiest and most fan-riendly experiences when purchasing tickets, making this a perfect partnership.”

Pogoseat has raised more than US$3m in seed, series-A and venture funding since its founding in 2012, from investors including Structure Capital, BluePointe Ventures and TYLT Ventures.


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