Seattle startup IdealSeat has been obtained by Bandwagon, a Greenville, S.C.-dependent sports admirer intelligence company.
Launched in 2014 by Joel Carben, Spencer Fornaciari, and Adam Navarrete, IdealSeat developed a info platform to assistance sports activities franchises improve the enthusiast experience at dwell situations. The company launched with a customer aim but pivoted to B2B. It elevated just around $1 million in funding from Stadia Ventures, former NFL player Marques Colston, Seattle angel trader Gary Rubens, and other backers.
Bandwagon sells identical software program and had partnered with IdealSeat above the past quite a few a long time. The 5-individual enterprise also works with non-sports clients that run live events. Launched in 2015, Bandwagon has lifted more than $2 million to day.
Bandwagon CEO Harold Hughes stated his business is adapting speedily due to the COVID-19 outbreak, turning its emphasis to making id infrastructure solutions for other industries these as healthcare and stability. “If we can aid sports corporations know which followers are in their venues, there are alternatives for us to assist hospitals get much better data on their patients and have that details be collaborative between many treatment suppliers,” Hughes informed GeekWire.