|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Created by||Jesse Lawrence|
|Launched||July 4, 2010|
TicketIQ (known as TiqIQ until August 2016)is a no-fee event ticket search engine, aggregator and mobile app which provides ticket-buying options from many different secondary market and primary market ticket sellers, including Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, SeatGeek and Telecharge. The company works directly with teams, leagues, festivals and venues to sell tickets direct-to-fan using paid social and other programmatic media platforms.
Business Insider reported in 2013 that New York based software company MediaMath invested in TiqIQ.
VentureBeat reported that TiqIQ raised venture capital from iNovia Capital and Contour Venture partners.
TiqIQ has been called "The Kayak of Live-Event Tickets" because it aggregates ticket deals from StubHub, TicketsNow, eBay and other companies, much like Kayak.com aggregates travel deals.
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