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Kayak CEO Joins Board of SeatGeek, the Kayak for Event Tickets

Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

It’s often said that SeatGeek wants to do for event ticketing what did for airline ticketing: Make as much of the world’s ticket inventory searchable in one spot. Now SeatGeek co-founders Jack Groetzinger and Russ D’Souza have a very experienced executive they can lean on for advice. Kayak co-founder and CEO Steve Hafner has joined SeatGeek’s board of directors, as the New York City startup tries to become a serious competitor to bigger online ticketing companies such as StubHub. SeatGeek has raised more than $100 million in venture capital from Accel Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and athletes including the Manning brothers.

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