Lancaster-based firm Vibe Tickets is going for its next round of funding ahead of schedule, owing to its success following on from the Voom competition.
Vibe Tickets is an ethical marketplace for fans to connect, buy and sell tickets for any event at face value prices.
Vibe recently made it to the final three in the Voom 2016 Virgin Media competition, and since this has received the support from the Virgin Group and Richard Branson himself.
Founder Luke Massie spent the day at Richard’s house after the Voom final, meeting his team of experts and associates. Vibe Tickets gained huge public support and have now decided to bring their next round of funding in early, via leading investment crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube.
Luke said: “The Voom thing was a really good experience, the build up of it was quite intense but for us it was more like validation. It was amazing to see our fans get behind us in the public voting round, and we wanted to make our company available to them, as it’s important to us as our users play a pivotal part in defining and shaping our product moving forward. “
Vibe Tickets is planning to make 10 per cent of the business available to investors on Crowdcube, and it’s open to everyone – everyday investors, fans, followers, friends, professionals and venture capitalists.
Vibe has already raised more than £400,000 to date, and the majority of it has been invested into the technology of the Vibe Tickets platform, making it easy for fans to buy and sell spare tickets. Vibe is about to launch the latest version of their iOS app which hosts a variety of new features, as well as new profile management and a bespoke chat platform, built by their team of in-house developers.
“We’ve got a really good team around us now and it’s all about perfecting our product and raising some more money which will take Vibe to the next level,” said Luke