RAPID GROWTH LEADS TO EXPANSION
Tiqets grew more than 3,500% in 2015, operating in European hotspots like Barcelona, Paris, Rome, London and Amsterdam. These results confirmed that easy-to-use mobile ticketing meets a real demand for both travelers and venues.
“We’re growing rapidly, because there’s a proven demand for the mobile entrance and instant tickets we offer.” CEO Luuc Elzinga said. “It’s our mission to make culture more accessible. We’re here to help travelers get into the places they want to visit. So we’ll keep on adding new cities and new venues, improving our technology, and creating unique content.”
Later this month Tiqets is moving into New York and Prague. Other cities, including Dubai, Berlin and Copenhagen, will be added before the summer holidays.
INVESTMENT TO FUEL GROWTH
The rapid growth has attracted the attention of investors, and Tiqets secured a $4 million Series A financing round from a group of investors led by Capital Mills.
“Tiqets has a unique view on mobile ticketing and has shown impressive results over the last years. We’re excited to be a part of its growth”, said Erwin van der Veen, partner at Capital Mills. “Tiqets fits perfectly in our investment strategy. Our investment – together with Investion and others – will help Tiqets to scale up even faster.”
“This successful financing round is a vote of confidence. It gives us the resources we need to help even more travelers make the most out of their leisure time, and to offer more venues a way to increase visitors,” said co-founder and Business Development Manager Maarten Raaijmakers.
Tiqets is an innovative ticketing platform that is revolutionizing the way visitors discover, buy and use tickets for museums, shows and attractions. With instant and mobile tickets, the company is providing travelers with hassle-free entrance. Started in december 2013, the company has successfully connected the largest venues of the main tourist destinations. To learn more about Tiqets, visit www.tiqets.com
ABOUT CAPITAL MILLS
Capital Mills is a Dutch venture capital firm that is focused on the long-term collaboration and active support of innovative companies in the Saas, Healthy Living and Leisure markets. Backed by a group of experienced entrepreneurs, Capital Mills prefers to participate just before or from Series A round financing onwards. For more information please visit: www.capitalmills.nl.