The company was founded by former Ticketmaster and executive Joe Cohen, and in 2009 it signed exclusive ticketing deals with MTV UK and the music festival Gaymers Camden Crawl, and in 2008 the company agreed to buy the entire share capital of Skelper B.V., a Netherlands-based ticket exchange service.

The Echo Nest, a music intelligence application platform and Seatwave, a London-based online ticket marketplace, recently announced a partnership that will allow thousands of application developers to integrate ticketing buying features within their applications while also earning a portion of revenue from tickets sold via their apps. Seatwave, Europe’s... Read more
Red Hot Chili Peppers turn to Seatwave to sell paperless tickets on European tour
Veteran rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose upcoming European tour will only use restrictive paperless tickets, are apparently finding it difficult to move tickets and have turned to secondary ticket marketplace Seatwave to help with sales, despite claiming they want to keep tickets out of the secondary market. According... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Seatwave marks one million tickets sold in style” London, ENG (Seatwave) 10 December 2010 – Seatwave, Europe’s leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange, has reached the landmark of one million tickets being sold through the site. To mark the occasion, Seatwave identified the buyer of the millionth ticket and... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Seatwave appoints Eleanor Krivicic as General Counsel” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 09 February 2010 – Seatwave, Europe’s largest ticket marketplace (1.4 million unique visitors – comScore, July 2009), has appointed Eleanor Krivicic as General Counsel. The move comes at an important stage in Seatwave’s growth as the company... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Live entertainment an antidote to the country’s financial woes” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 20 January 2010 – The third annual review of live entertainment ticket sales from Seatwave, Europe’s largest ticket marketplace (1.4 million unique visitors – comScore, July 2009), revealed that this was the year that Britons... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “One million tickets for sale on Seatwave!” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 6 October 2009 – One million tickets to events across Europe are now on sale on Seatwave, Europe’s leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange. The vast majority of tickets have been posted by new fans, evidence of the ever... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Seatwave named number 1 Tech Media Invest Company for 2009” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 7 September 2009 – Seatwave, Europe’s leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange (1.5 million unique visitors – comScore, July 2009), has today been named the number one Tech Media 100 Company for 2009. Seatwave, which allows... Read more
“Seatwave continues to drive down the cost of live entertainment” LONDON, ENG (Seatwave) 20 July 2009 – Seatwave, Europe’s #1 fan-to-fan ticket exchange, today announced continued strong growth for Q2 2009. This comes as fans rush to buy tickets in one of the most action-packed summers in sports and... Read more
By Kelly McWilliams German multimedia force Bauer Media recently relaunched its ticketing site,, and it has invited resale site to take on the secondary ticketing piece of the venture. Bauer Media is a division of the Bauer Publishing Group, a German media giant founded in 1875 with... Read more
“Seatwave raises $17 million” London, ENG (Seatwave) June 2, 2009 – Seatwave, Europe’s largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange (comScore, April 2009), has announced it has raised $17 million in fourth round Series D funding led by Accel Partners. Accel Partners is joined by existing investors Fidelity Ventures, Atlas Venture, Mangrove... Read more