MeetMeTix, a cloud-based mobile service for last minute tickets to sporting events, has launched and landed half a million in angel financing.
Ben Dyer, who pens the TechDrawl blog, is an investor and serves as chairman of the startup, which is based in Austin but has offices in Atlanta and additional workers in San Francisco.
The funding is being used for a national rollout of the product which provides a last minute marketplace for ticket buyers and sellers, according to a news release. The funding is half of a first round of financing for the service.
To date, the majority or 61 percent of the funding has come from Austin angels and the remaining from Atlanta and New York.
MeetMeTix claims to fill “a gap currently uncovered by the major ticket providers.”
In a news release, CEO Jesse Dyer describes this “not as a solution aimed solely at scalping for profit, per se, but as a broadly applicable service for anyone who wants to buy or sell extra tickets on game day with extreme convenience and security.”
MeetMeTix currently sells tickets for major college football games but will expand across sports and eventually into entertainment categories.