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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Closes On $35M In Venture Capital Financing

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 14

N.Y.-based ticket search engine SeatGeek has closed on a $35M Series B round of venture capital financing, the latest inflection point of its accelerating growth. The round was led by noted Bay Area venture outfit Accel Partners, but also includes a large group of luminaries from the sports industry...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mandalay Baseball Sells Dayton Dragons

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SportsBusiness Daily: WatchESPN Sets Streaming Record

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SportsBusiness Daily: 120 Sports True To Premise In Debut

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SportsBusiness Daily: 120 Sports Debuted Last Night

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Renews With ESPN For Three Years

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mark Emmert Responds To Pat O'Conner

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SportsBusiness Daily: Home Run Derby Gets New Format

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Draft Getting Google+ Hangouts

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SportsBusiness Daily: 120 Sports To Debut On Wednesday

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