Robbie Williams is now “the biggest investor” within the UK’s Tickets for Good (previously The Ticket Financial institution), which helps fill companions’ venues by offering discounted and free dwell occasion tickets to NHS staff and charity employees.
Sheffield-headquartered Tickets for Good, which arrived on the scene in 2019 and is claimed to have raised £500,000 (at the moment $625,383) in seed funding, emailed Digital Music Information about Robbie Williams’ funding as we speak. Transferring ahead, the “Angels” act – who’s made tickets to his ongoing XXV Tour obtainable by means of the platform – is poised to proceed advising Tickets for Good, higher-ups mentioned.
“Supporting entry to the humanities is a trigger near my coronary heart,” communicated the Soccer Aid creator Williams. “The magic of dwell leisure is one thing everybody ought to have the ability to profit from, so I’m thrilled to be working with Tickets For Good.”
At current, Bethnal Inexperienced Ventures- and Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech-backed Tickets for Good has north of 200,000 customers and over 500 partnerships with occasion corporations, in response to execs. Amongst these corporations are AEG Presents in addition to the Nationwide Theatre, and greater than 300,000 tickets (together with discounted passes and free tickets that every include solely a £3.95/$4.94 reserving payment) have been processed on-platform so far.
Addressing Robbie Williams’ funding in a press release, Tickets for Good founder and CEO Stephen Rimmer touched upon his firm’s plans to construct a bigger userbase by increasing into new territories and leisure spheres.
“As we proceed to construct the Tickets For Good providing, to have backing from one in all our nation’s most-loved entertainers in Robbie is a welcome endorsement of our work,” relayed Rimmer, whose platform’s traders additionally embody MassiveMusic head Hans Brouwer and Audoo chief business officer Will Mills.
“Our expanded group of heavyweight traders underlines the power of our mission-driven enterprise technique and, as we evolve with the subsequent section of our plans, their assist and perception shall be invaluable,” he concluded.
Final month, experiences revealed that the aforementioned AEG in addition to nation star Zach Bryan may face a hefty wonderful over alleged violations of Virginia’s Ticket Resale Rights Act; AEG’s Stay Nation competitor is grappling with regulatory scrutiny of its personal, a lot of which has stemmed from the Eras Tour ticketing fiasco. And extra lately, the UK authorities formally rejected a collection of secondary-ticketing regulatory measures proposed years again.