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Mobile Ticketing Company Gametime Closes On $4M Series A Venture Capital Round

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 14

Learn more about GAMETIME S.F.-based mobile ticketing company Gametime has closed on a $4M Series A venture capital round, led by Silicon Valley private equity firm Accel Partners. The company is known in part for its extensive investment in SB Nation and parent company Vox Me...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: Braves, SunTrust move quickly, quietly

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