SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily find the best price for sports and concert events on the secondary ticket market.
Founders: Jack Groetzinger, Russ D'Souza and Eric Waller
Investors: Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Founder Collective, NYC Seed, DreamIt Ventures, Stage One Capital, Trisiras Group, Eli and Peyton Manning, Nas and Melo7 Tech partners.
SeatGeek Names Steve Hafner to Its Board of Directors
July 13, 2015 (New York, NY) – SeatGeek, the leading mobile platform for sports and concert tickets, today announced the appointment of Steve Hafner to its board of directors. Hafner currently serves as the CEO of KAYAK, the travel search engine he co-founded in 2004.
Hafner brings a wealth of experience to SeatGeek’s board from his over 20 years experience building massively successful e-commerce businesses, most notably in the travel space. As one of KAYAK’s cofounders, Hafner spearheaded the company’s emergence into the leading travel metasearch property and guided KAYAK through a successful IPO and subsequent $2.1b acquisition by The Priceline Group in May 2013.
“I’m eager to help Jack and Russ turn SeatGeek into a household name for event tickets,” said Hafner. “They’ve assembled a great team and clearly have the best product in the space. I’m also delighted to work with fellow Dartmouth entrepreneurs.”
Prior to KAYAK’s founding, Hafner served as SVP of Consumer Travel at Orbitz and as a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Hafner earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
In addition to Hafner, SeatGeek’s Board of Directors includes Jack Groetzinger, Russ D’Souza, Dan O’Keefe, John Locke and David Frankel.