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  • 2018

    TicketSauce Launches Advanced E-ticketing Security Feature with Photo Upload Capability

    Electronic Photo Ticketing Provides Additional Layer of Security for Events

    San Diego, CA - BUSINESS WIRE – May 22, 2018 – TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced an advanced security feature for its E-ticketing solutions incorporating a custom photo upload capability.

    Security has always been an important initiative for events worldwide. By enabling event organizers to add additional layers of security to their ticketing processes, TicketSauce helps provide a level of confidence and safety among staff, attendees and the general public. The ability to upload a facial photo on all tickets and match the photo with the names on each ticket raises the bar in terms of secure ticketing decreasing fraudulent activity and keeps events safer.

    “This is just another step in our efforts to provide the most robust and secure level of ticketing to all our customers and their events,” said Travis Fisher, CEO of TicketSauce. “As one of the first E-ticketing companies to enable customized photo ticketing, we are raising the bar for manual photo/name checks upon entry and look forward to opening the gates for the next phase of E-ticketing security with facial recognition software in the future.”

    Not only does the photo ticketing provide a next-level security layer, it can also provide an easy means for ticket filtering for VIP only events or entries, exclusive benefits, quicker event access, and photo-only ticketing entry lines, to name a few.

    Ticket security is a primary concern for everyone – those organizing the event and those attending. With advances in technology and digital imaging, it has become easier and easier to produce duplicate event tickets. TicketSauce has been diligent in taking this into consideration with a host of security measures to divert and prevent potential ticket fraud. “This next layer of photo ticketing helps our customers stay ahead of the trend and be a front runner for safer event consideration,” continued Fisher.

    “We are always looking to reduce fraud at our events while providing an increased level of security for our attendees as well as our organizers and are excited to continue our work with TicketSauce,” stated John Kane, Director of CitySpin Ticketing and Events.

    As a complete event ticketing solution, TicketSauce’s robust, easy and fully-customizable ticketing software provides a simple way to create events and generate additional revenue. End user customers can expect a hassle-free, secure, easy-to-navigate and enjoyable ticket buying experience.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    The complete event management platform provides the ability to control service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for any events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Berkshire Hathaway Media Group, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

     

    Digital Journal

    May 22, 2018

    TicketSauce Launches Advanced E-ticketing Security Feature with Photo Upload Capability


    TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced an advanced security feature for its E-ticketing solutions incorporating a custom photo upload capability.

    Security has always been an important initiative for events worldwide. By enabling event organizers to add additional layers of security to their ticketing processes, TicketSauce helps provide a level of confidence and safety among staff, attendees and the general public. The ability to upload a facial photo on all tickets and match the photo with the names on each ticket raises the bar in terms of secure ticketing decreasing fraudulent activity and keeps events safer.

    “This is just another step in our efforts to provide the most robust and secure level of ticketing to all our customers and their events,” said Travis Fisher, CEO of TicketSauce. “As one of the first E-ticketing companies to enable customized photo ticketing, we are raising the bar for manual photo/name checks upon entry and look forward to opening the gates for the next phase of E-ticketing security with facial recognition software in the future.”

    Not only does the photo ticketing provide a next-level security layer, it can also provide an easy means for ticket filtering for VIP only events or entries, exclusive benefits, quicker event access, and photo-only ticketing entry lines, to name a few.

    Ticket security is a primary concern for everyone – those organizing the event and those attending. With advances in technology and digital imaging, it has become easier and easier to produce duplicate event tickets. TicketSauce has been diligent in taking this into consideration with a host of security measures to divert and prevent potential ticket fraud. “This next layer of photo ticketing helps our customers stay ahead of the trend and be a front runner for safer event consideration,” continued Fisher.

    “We are always looking to reduce fraud at our events while providing an increased level of security for our attendees as well as our organizers and are excited to continue our work with TicketSauce,” stated John Kane, Director of CitySpin Ticketing and Events.

    As a complete event ticketing solution, TicketSauce’s robust, easy and fully-customizable ticketing software provides a simple way to create events and generate additional revenue. End user customers can expect a hassle-free, secure, easy-to-navigate and enjoyable ticket buying experience.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    The complete event management platform provides the ability to control service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for any events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Berkshire Hathaway Media Group, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    Yahoo Finance

    May 22, 2018

    TicketSauce Launches Advanced E-ticketing Security Feature with Photo Upload Capability


    TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced an advanced security feature for its E-ticketing solutions incorporating a custom photo upload capability.

    Security has always been an important initiative for events worldwide. By enabling event organizers to add additional layers of security to their ticketing processes, TicketSauce helps provide a level of confidence and safety among staff, attendees and the general public. The ability to upload a facial photo on all tickets and match the photo with the names on each ticket raises the bar in terms of secure ticketing decreasing fraudulent activity and keeps events safer.

    “This is just another step in our efforts to provide the most robust and secure level of ticketing to all our customers and their events,” said Travis Fisher, CEO of TicketSauce. “As one of the first E-ticketing companies to enable customized photo ticketing, we are raising the bar for manual photo/name checks upon entry and look forward to opening the gates for the next phase of E-ticketing security with facial recognition software in the future.”

    Not only does the photo ticketing provide a next-level security layer, it can also provide an easy means for ticket filtering for VIP only events or entries, exclusive benefits, quicker event access, and photo-only ticketing entry lines, to name a few.

    Ticket security is a primary concern for everyone – those organizing the event and those attending. With advances in technology and digital imaging, it has become easier and easier to produce duplicate event tickets. TicketSauce has been diligent in taking this into consideration with a host of security measures to divert and prevent potential ticket fraud. “This next layer of photo ticketing helps our customers stay ahead of the trend and be a front runner for safer event consideration,” continued Fisher.

    “We are always looking to reduce fraud at our events while providing an increased level of security for our attendees as well as our organizers and are excited to continue our work with TicketSauce,” stated John Kane, Director of CitySpin Ticketing and Events.

    As a complete event ticketing solution, TicketSauce’s robust, easy and fully-customizable ticketing software provides a simple way to create events and generate additional revenue. End user customers can expect a hassle-free, secure, easy-to-navigate and enjoyable ticket buying experience.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    The complete event management platform provides the ability to control service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for any events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Berkshire Hathaway Media Group, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    News & Tech

    Mar./Apr., 2018

    TicketSauce at Mega Conference


    TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, announced enhancements to its event management softwware solution set. TicketSauce added new features to their platform including multi-language support, an enhanced shopping cart that allows customers to select and buy tickets across of series of events or complex multi-day events, flexible Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo codes, and full integration with Star Micronics Point of Sale printers.

    TicketSauce Launches Enhanced Capabilities with Latest E-ticketing Solutions

    Media Companies Utilize TicketSauce Solutions to Increase Event Revenue, Maintain First-Party Data Ownership and Create Brand Awareness

    San Diego, CA - BUSINESS WIRE – Feb. 21, 2018 – TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced enhancements to its event management software solution set.

    The e-ticketing leader plans to showcase capabilities at the upcoming 2018 Mega-Conference in San Diego, Feb. 26-28, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in Lounge 3.

    “We are excited about the success we’ve seen with multiple media companies using our solutions to grow their revenue and data for their organization,” said Travis Fisher, CEO, TicketSauce. “We continue to drive product innovation and service so that our clients can continue to provide new solutions for their customers. It is critical for media companies to continue to innovate and provide additional services for themselves and their business units.”

    TicketSauce recently added new media customers to their portfolio including organizations such as: The Houston Chronicle, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and SagaCity Media.

    TicketSauce continues to add new features to their platform. Some of these new capabilities include:

    Multi-language Support: completely multi-language enabled in English, Spanish, Dutch, German and French. Languages are easily toggled from the easy-to-use web interface and multi-language support is also available on seating charts for venue-driven events.

    Enhanced Shopping Cart: supports shopping cart functionality enabling customers to select and purchase tickets across a series of events or complex multi-day events, such as a film festival. Particularly useful for season passes and multifaceted food and wine festivals, the shopping cart allows customers to checkout quickly and easily, all while shopping a list of various events at the same time.

    BOGO Promo Codes: flexible Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo codes enable the event organizer to fully customize their promotional needs and choose the ticket type and quantity selected to trigger the discount to apply on an order.

    Star Micronics Point of Sale Printers: the TicketSauce box office solution will be fully integrated with Star Micronics Point of Sale printers, allowing event organizers to streamline day-of-event sales and print tickets quickly on venue-driven and industry standard hardware. Tickets are printed with a QR code for check-in through the TicketSauce iOS app.

    “Promoting our own brand is essential to what we do and what our clients expect,” said Scott Pompe, Vice President of Advertising, Statesman Media. “With TicketSauce, we are able to keep our name front and center and leverage key opportunities to gather data and information crucial to our continued event growth.”

    TicketSauce’s mission is to make it possible for media companies, associations and event organizations to have their own easy-to-use white label ticketing software. As a complete event ticketing solution, the company’s robust, easy and fully-customizable ticketing software provides a simple way to create events and generate additional revenue. End user customers can expect a hassle-free, secure, easy-to-navigate and enjoyable ticket buying experience.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    The complete event management platform provides the ability to control service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for your events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Berkshire Hathaway Media Group, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

     

  • 2017

    TicketSauce Doubles Revenue and Drives Additional Interest in E-ticketing Solutions

    Media and Event Companies Utilize TicketSauce Solutions to Maintain First-Party Data and Increase Event Revenue

    San Diego, CA – Oct. 10, 2017 – TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced its 4th consecutive record quarter highlighting a 150 percent year-over-year growth and enhanced momentum as an e-ticketing leader and event management company.

    “Understanding the importance of first-party data, the ability to market and manage events under the brands of our clients with the ease-of-use of our products and services has propelled us to a prime position of rapid and record growth,” said Travis Fisher, CEO, TicketSauce. “We continue to drive product innovation and service so that our customers can focus on their existing and new revenue streams. The focus of transaction based revenue, data and brand associations with events is critical for media companies big and small.”

    TicketSauce milestones this quarter include the following:

    Recorded 150% YOY revenue growth
    Increased clientele by 200%
    Doubled employee hires in last 6 months
    Launch of updated website highlighting new products and solutions

    TicketSauce’s mission is to make it possible for media companies, associations and event organizations to have their own easy-to-use white label ticketing software. As a complete event ticketing solution, the company’s robust, easy and fully-customizable ticketing software provides a simple way to create events and generate additional revenue. End user customers can expect a hassle-free, secure, easy-to-navigate and enjoyable ticket buying experience.

    “One of the things we’ve discovered since becoming an e-ticketing platform reseller is that most event owners in our markets do not have a ticketing platform and have no idea how to get started selling tickets online. TicketSauce has allowed us to bring an entirely new digital service to the marketplace,” said Michael Romaner, Executive Vice President for Digital, Morris Communications. “We are serving a really important need in our markets with this platform and their software has created additional revenue streams as well as increased our ability to capture first-party data for future marketing and subscriber efforts. I would highly recommend TicketSauce to manage your ticketing and events.”

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    The complete event management platform provides the ability to control service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for your events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Tribune Publishing, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    Press Contact:
    Lisa Grau
    Grau PR (for TicketSauce)
    lisa@graupr.com
    760-207-9090

     

    Financial Review

    Oct. 8, 2017

    $10m Everest race stunt good for NSW and Victorian racing


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    Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign is favourite for The Everest $10 million race. bradleyphotos.com.au

    Peter V'Landys can't help himself when it comes to promoting this Saturday's The Everest, the $10 million horse race that is the richest of its kind in the world.

    The voluble ​Racing NSW chief executive has not minded having a dig at his counterparts across the border in Victoria, given The Everest is taking place in the heart of the spring racing carnival that is the southern state's biggest time of year.

    He has billed it as "the most exclusive thoroughbred racing event held in the southern hemisphere" and has even paid for advertisements in national newspapers that have the lines "watch the world's richest race ... (hint is not in Victoria)" in case anyone had any doubts about his motives.

    While there continues to be absolutely no love lost between racing bosses in Victoria and NSW – don't go waiting for peace to break out any time soon and the states come together for the common good of the sport – behind the words are two organisations putting on big races this weekend that have more in common than most think.

    "I think competition is good for everyone": Racing NSW boss Peter V'landys.

    Selling the slots

    The Everest is the brainchild of V'Landys and features 12 horses running for individuals or companies that have purchased the "slots" for $600,000 each race for the next three years. Owners include Chinese billionaire Yuesheng Zhang, racing training businesses such as Coolmore and Aquis Farm, Tabcorp and The Star Entertainment Group.

    Each are either running horses they own or have struck deals with notable horses to use their slots. Yuesheng Zhang, for example, has agreement with Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign's 15 owners for it to race in his name. The horses will carry their advertising and The Star has invited high rollers from Asia to Sydney for the race.

    "There has been plenty of publicity and it has people talking about racing," says V'Landys. "And I think competition is good for everyone. You have to try things. You have to be innovative."

    Therein lies the key point. Yes, the race is expensive to put on, and yes, there are doubts about the quality of the field and whether Royal Randwick will be full of spectators on Saturday.

    Recapturing the glory days

    But in a marketplace cluttered with sports, having racing being the focus of wider attention will be welcomed by an industry that has plenty who bet on it but is struggling to recapture its glory days when it was embraced by the wider public.

    A common thought though has been that running of The Everest will be to the general detriment of the $2 million Caulfield Guineas at the racecourse of the same name, which is administered by the Melbourne Racing Club. The Guineas is a classic race considered to be one of the best of the spring carnival, which will focus on Caulfield this Saturday and the following weekend for the Caulfield Cup.

    The reality though is that The Everest could also be counted as a positive – save for jockeys who have to choose between appearing in Sydney or Melbourne – for the MRC, which is also trying its best to be innovative.

    "We think the day will be good for us too," says MRC chief executive Josh Blanksby. "You'll have people at Randwick watching our races on the television between theirs and betting on them, and vice versa. So it is a positive for both."

    Racing as a core business is a struggle, given dwindling crowds in particular, so in recent years the MRC has attempted to diversify its revenue streams.​ The MRC's latest annual report shows this. It made a net surplus of $980,000 in 2016 that was helped by a $2.6 million share of profits from associates or joint ventures.

    Diversifying the racing business

    It is getting revenue from the sale of apartments adjacent to the racecourse and owns 13 licensed pubs and venues around Melbourne via its Pegasus Leisure subsidiary (two are about to be sold). It even owns a bakery business Gontran Cherrie. "We serve a lot of bread and its biggest wholesale customer is our racecourses," says Blanksby.

    The MRC also has media production investments and last year paid $667,000 for an 8 per cent stake in San Diego start-up Ticketsauce.com, which provides white label ticketing sales and event management services.

    It is an unusual investment, but Blanksby insists it has allowed the MRC to save money compared to previous agreements with established ticketing companies and means it can keep its own ticketing and customer data.

    "It means we can get to know our members better and tailor our offerings to them better. We've worked hard on increasing membership, which has gone from about 10,000 four years ago to more than 15,000 now."

    That also extends to owning and operating events such as the outdoor Gourmet Cinema in March, The Peninsula Picnic and the Splashland inflatable water park.

    All of this hopefully means the MRC will survive for many years to come. All that is needed now is to have more people interested in racing. Events like The Everest should help.

    TicketSauce Provides Indian Gaming Association Members New Revenue Generation Opportunities

    Media and Event Companies Utilize TicketSauce Solutions to Maintain First-Party Data and Increase Event Revenue

    San Diego, CA – April 5, 2017 – TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced an integrated ticketing and activities scheduling into one software platform creating cost savings, ease of use and better time management for those involved in the event management space.

    Ideal for Indian gaming association members looking for ways to grow their businesses and capitalize on their own branded event management, the TicketSauce solution will be on display at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention, April 10-13, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center, Booth #1650

    The new TicketSauce platform enables users to customize their own experience and schedule their activities and sessions on one ticket. Focused on growing transactional revenue and capturing ‘first-party’ data TicketSauce’s scheduling solution keeps event goers informed and organized with a schedule of multiple activities going on within a single event including:

    Calendar view of all activities, dates, times, and locations
    Ability to allow only certain ticket types access to specific activities within an event
    Ability to require ticket types to “register” to attend certain activities

    “TicketSauce continues to change the landscape on how our clients and consumers can drive success in the event arena going beyond just ticketing,” said Travis Fisher, president and CEO, TicketSauce. “With our wide outreach in the media arena including nationwide radio and print, we are also able to offer Indian gaming association members exclusive partnerships and discounted promotions to help drive their own branded events.”

    “TicketSauce has been a tremendous partner with nimble and flexible services,” said Fernando R. Gaspar, Media Manager, Viejas. “Thanks to them, we've been able to provide a branded ticketing and registration platform customized for the first-time visitor to our VIP guests.”

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    Our complete event management platform provides the ability to take service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for your events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Tribune Publishing, Viejas, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    Press Contact:
    Lisa Grau
    Grau PR (for TicketSauce)
    lisa@graupr.com
    760-207-9090

     

    TicketSauce Announces New Activities Scheduling Solution

    All-in-one Software Platform Integrates Ticketing and Activities in One Seamless Transaction

    San Diego, CA – Jan. 18, 2017 – TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced it has integrated ticketing and activities scheduling into one software platform creating cost savings, ease of use and better time management for those involved in the event management space. Ideal for film, food, wine and entertainment festivals or tradeshows and conferences that have multiple sessions, the new TicketSauce platform enables users to customize their own experience and schedule their activities and sessions on one ticket.

    The new software platform will be on display at the INTIX Annual Conference, the largest ticketing event of the year, Jan. 24-26, 2017 in New Orleans Booth #110.

    TicketSauce’s scheduling solution keeps event goers informed and organized with a schedule of multiple activities going on within a single event including:

    Calendar view of all activities, dates, times, and locations
    Ability to allow only certain ticket types access to specific activities within an event
    Ability to require ticket types to “register” to attend certain activities

    “TicketSauce continues to change the landscape on how our clients and consumers can drive success in the event arena going beyond just ticketing,” said Travis Fisher, president and CEO, TicketSauce. “With our new integrated software platform, users will now be able to create, schedule and track which activities they want to attend all in one QR ticket code – enabling our clients to gain additional revenue without the need for a third party scheduling software.”

    “The San Diego International Film Festival is excited to use TicketSauce’s new scheduling software again for a second year in a row. This software gives our passholders and attendees the ability to reserve their seats in films and events, as well as manage their own schedule for the festival. I believe all festivals and events will have this feature in the years to come because of how seamless and easy it is for passholders to attend the festival. Our attendees never have to worry about not getting into an event, waiting in lines for hours, or forgetting tickets at home. It is the new way to attend a festival or event and our attendees are loving it,” said Stephanie Inscoe, festival director, San Diego International Film Festival.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    Our complete event management platform provides the ability to take service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for your events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers that include CBS Radio, Gannett, Tribune Publishing, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    Press Contact:
    Lisa Grau
    Grau PR (for TicketSauce)
    lisa@graupr.com
    760-207-9090

  • 2016

    San Diego Business Journal

    Nov. 30, 2016

    Software Co. TicketSauce Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Round


    Events management software company TicketSauce has raised $2.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Draper Frontier Capital.

    San Diego-based TicketSauce said in a Nov. 29 news release it will spend the money to help drive its sales and marketing and increase distribution within the events management industry.

    “We are pleased that our investors recognize the value in our products and appreciate their confidence in continuing to grow our customer base worldwide,” TicketSauce President and CEO Travis Fisher said in the release.

    Draper Frontier’s managing partner, David Cremin, said TicketSauce is “perfectly positioned” to expand its client base, which now includes CBS Radio, Gannett and Tribune Publishing.

    The specific Draper Frontier fund involved is its Opp & Tech fund.

    Draper Frontier invests in early-stage U.S. media and technology companies. The organization has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Sacramento and Santa Barbara.

    TicketSauce offers a software-as-a-service platform focused on increasing revenue and data for media companies, event organizers and convention and visitor bureaus.

    TicketSauce Secures $2.5 Million in Series A Funding led by Frontier Venture Capital; Company to Showcase Products and Services at Upcoming XLIVE 2016

    San Diego, CA – Nov. 29, 2016TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, today announced that it has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund. Funds secured will help drive additional sales and marketing efforts and increase distribution in the event management space.

    “TicketSauce continues to aggressively grow revenue and data for our clients and our recently launched product suite provides huge potential in driving additional revenue for media companies, associations, venues, and event organizers,” said Travis Fisher, president and CEO, TicketSauce. “We are pleased that our investors recognize the value in our products and appreciate their confidence in continuing to grow our customer base worldwide.”

    “TicketSauce has found a unique way to help its customers grow their businesses by offering new ways to capitalize on their own branded event management,” said David Cremin, Frontier’s Managing Partner. “The company is perfectly positioned to expand its already growing global client base that includes CBS Radio, Gannett, Tribune Publishing, Melbourne Racing Club and Entercom Radio to name a few.”

    TicketSauce will be at the upcoming XLIVE 2016 Conference Dec. 5-7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Transforming the way festivals and live events share expertise, learn and revolutionize the experience, the show brings together more than 140 speakers and 80 exhibitors showcasing and cultivating ideas that bring together extraordinary live event experiences. TicketSauce will be at the show debuting its latest products and services in Booth #92.

    About Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund

    With offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, Santa Barbara and New York, Frontier invests in early stage media and technology companies in the United States. The Frontier partners have all founded, grown, and exited companies, so they know how to help. The firm’s philosophy is to provide support to help founders turn your early stage company into a self-sustaining business with long-term value.

    About TicketSauce

    TicketSauce is a private label “Software as a Service” event management solution focusing on growing transactional revenue and data for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus.

    Its complete event management platform provides the ability to take service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for your events. Its robust, easy and fully-customizable event software provides customers with a hassle-free, secure and enjoyable event creation and ticket buying experience.

    Trusted by industry leaders in media, associations and event organizers, TicketSauce provides a new way to grow revenue and data for your events. For more information contact: TicketSauce.

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161129005407/en/TicketSauce-Raises-2.5-Million

    San Diego Union Tribune

    Nov. 29, 2016

    TicketSauce takes in $2.5 million in venture Funding


    TicketSauce, a San Diego digital ticket sales software company, said Tuesday that it has raised $2.5 million in a first round of venture capital funding.

    Founded in 2014 by Travis Fisher and Dave Schwan, TicketSauce provides white-label ticket sales technology and data services to media companies, associations and professional event organizers.

    These customers use TicketSauce’s software to sell tickets to local events under their own brand names. Customers include tronc, the owner of the San Diego Union- Tribune.

    CBS Radio, USA Today publisher Gannett and Entercom Radio also use TicketSauce. The Melbourne Racing Club in Australia, a large horse racing organizer, is a client, too.

    “The media in general has seen a lot of fragmentation when it comes to advertising,” said Fisher. “What we do is is allow them to become the Eventbrite of their local market, the Ticketmaster of their local market.”

    TicketSauce’s media customers can use the software to sell tickets to their own sponsored events, as well as resell the software to advertisers promoting a festival or other local gathering, said Fisher.

    The company makes money by charging a small fee on ticket sales.

    Draper Frontier’s Opp & Tech Fund, which invests in early stage media and technology companies, led the venture round for TicketSauce.

    “TicketSauce has found a unique way to help its customers grow their businesses by offering new ways to capitalize on their own branded event management,” said David Cremin, Frontier’s Managing Partner. “The company is perfectly positioned to expand its already growing global client base.”

    The company will use the money to to boost sales and marketing and increase distribution of its software. TicketSauce currently employs seven workers.

    FinSMEs

    Nov. 29, 2016

    TicketSauce Raises $2.5 million in Series A Funding

    TicketSauce, a San Diego, CA-based private label event management software company, raised $2.5m in Series A funding.

    The round was led by Frontier Venture Capital’s Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund.

    The company intends to use the funds to increase sales and marketing efforts and distribution in the event management space.

    Led by Travis Fisher, president and CEO, TicketSauce is a private label Software as a Service event management solution for media companies, event organizers, and convention/visitor bureaus to take service fee related revenue and provide additional promotion for events.

    The PE Hub Network

    Nov. 29, 2016

    TicketSauce inks $2.5 million Series A


    San Diego-based TicketSauce, a private label event management software company that focuses on growing revenue and data for media organizations, associations and event organizers, has secured $2.5 million in Series A funding. Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund led the round.

    SolCal Tech

    Nov. 29, 2016

    TicketSauce Takes $2.5 Million for Live Event Management Software


    San Diego-based TicketSauce, a developer of private label event management software, has raised $2.5M in a Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The funding was led by Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund. The company said the funding goes towards sales and marketing. TicketSace is led by Travis Fisher, who serves as President and CEO of the company. TicketSauce sells its software to media organizations, associations, and event organizers.

    Times of San Diego

    Jul. 22, 2016

    Five Questions for a San Diego Startup: TicketSauce


    Media and tourism companies are increasingly turning to live events for promotion and to attract new audiences. But event management is hard work, and risk of error grows when thousands of people are involved. TicketSauce, a two-year-old San Diego startup, has developed event-management software that is turning heads at numerous companies. Times of San Diego spoke with Founder and President Travis Fisher about the company’s strategy.

    Why did you start TicketSauce?

    We started TicketSauce to provide opportunities for media companies, event organizers and associations to generate new transaction-based revenue along with collecting important audience data. For example, with the disruption that has occurred in the media landscape, it is crucial to create new revenue opportunities to sustain their business.

    Why is event management such a pain point for businesses?

    Event organizers tend to wear a bunch of different hats. Providing them a software solution that is simple for them as well as provides their attendees a quick and easy way to purchase tickets is critical. Certain large event software providers make it cumbersome for both the event organizers and attendees. Our goal is to provide them a simple software solution that has robust features to manage their events very effectively.

    Who are some of your clients and what has been their response?

    Some of our clients include the San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Union-Tribune, USA Today and Best Coast Beer Festival to name a few. These clients have been very happy because it gives them the opportunity to provide a new service to their members and advertisers. Not only can they promote advertising services for event organizers but they can provide a total event-software solution. At the end of the day, we provide our customers the ability to generate new revenue, under their brand, and provide audience data to them. Companies like Ticketmaster or Eventbrite do not provide these opportunities.

    TicketSauce started with media. What other markets are you targeting?

    Our focus was initially around media organizations but we have now expanded into other industries such as conventions, tourism, chambers of Commerce and event venues like amphitheaters and concert halls. In addition, we have also expanded into Australia where we will be managing and handling the ticketing services for a large horse racing track.

    Your own background is in advertising. Do you see events as competition for traditional marketing approaches?

    We are seeing more dollars being allocated for events from organizations. The importance of talking with your audience and providing great live experiences is a critical path to create customer loyalty. As advertising continues to become extremely fragmented, events are growing and becoming a critical path of engagement.

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