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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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