Startup Daily understands Ticketbooth this week turned down an acquisition offer of around $22 million from a large player in the ticketing industry.
Qnect Technologies has had its customer data stolen, with the hackers threatening to publish the information online unless the business paid out bitcoins.
Launched in 2006, Eventfinda was originally an events listing platform. Now incorporating ticketing, the startup last year processed 20 million tickets for events around New Zealand.
In recent years Eventbrite has become one of the world’s largest event technology platforms and is driving growth into Australia’s $270 million ticketing industry. As general manager, Phil Silverstone will lead Eventbrite’s Australian operations and expand its local strategy to take a piece of our countries ticketing economy.
Despite the headlines, it’s not all doom and gloom for music services. In fact, Australian online radio station Pulse Global has been going from strength to strength since it began refreshing its business model in 2012.