TickX

Ticket search engine TickX has raised £3m in a Series A round led by BGF Ventures.

It comes after TickX’s founders rejected an offer for £75,000 investment on BBC’s Dragons’ Den last year.

The money will be used to support the company’s international expansion.

Existing backers Ministry of SOund and 24Haymarket also participated the round.

TickX’s technology enables customers to find and buy tickets for more than 125,000 events and attractions for all the major ticket-selling platforms, includign Ticketmaster, Headout and Skiddle. .

Steve Pearce, TickX’s CEO, said: “Over 1 million event-goers last year discovered that TickX is the only place they need to go to discover experiences and buy the best tickets.

Now, our focus is firmly on international expansion and leading innovation in the multi-billion pound global experience market. The new funding from BGF Ventures and our other fantastic investors will drive us towards becoming the go-to destination for experience-lovers across the world.”

George Mills, at BGF Ventures, went on to note: “We are both proud and excited to be backing Steve, Sam and the whole of the TickX team. We’ve been seriously impressed by their ambition and pace in building the company, and we’re confident that TickX will continue to expand and reach their goal of becoming the global go-to platform for discovering experiences.”

BGF made headlines earlier this week after it surfaced that three of its venture partners (Harry Briggs, Rory Stirling and Wendy Tan White) were departing the firm.

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