When tickets to your favorite high school band of yore, Hoobastank, are available, you buy two tickets now, and ask who will go with you later. SpareStub is a marketplace where ticket buyer and seller go to the event together. Looking to create a more intimate experience than traditional ticket outlets – and less nebulous than Craig’s List – the marketplace has profiles and user reviews so that sellers can suss a potential buyer’s personality and likability. The nascent startup is looking to make an impact in the singles market, for people new to a city, and regular event goers.
They’re expecting to pull in gross revenue of $150k in the first year by charging both seller and buyers $5. Looking to raise $70,000 in an angel round, SpareStub launches this weekend.
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