Jack Groetzinger is the co-founder and CEO of SeatGeek, the leading mobile app for live event tickets. Since the company’s inception in 2009, Jack and the SeatGeek team have built fan-friendly features such as the industry’s best selection of tickets, interactive seating maps, and proprietary Deal Score™ technology that ranks ticket listings by value. The company has been named one of the “Next Billion Dollar Startups” by Forbes and one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Apps” by Business Insider.
SeatGeek also offers an industry-best primary ticketing product, SeatGeek Enterprise, a ticketing platform that powers more than 400 venues across 16 countries. SeatGeek is the Official Ticketing Partner of Major League Soccer as well as the primary ticketer for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, and a number of top MLS teams.
As CEO, Jack has grown SeatGeek to over 300 employees and raised over $160 million in venture financing from the world’s leading investors, including Accel Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, Glynn Capital, and Founder Collective, along with sports icons Peyton Manning, Shane Battier and Carmelo Anthony.
Jack has been named to Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100, and was selected by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as one of “America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.” Prior to founding SeatGeek, he worked as a management consultant with Bain and Company in Boston. He also serves as a Founder Partner at Founder Collective, an early-stage venture capital firm. A native of Cleveland, Jack graduated from Dartmouth College in 2007 with a degree in economics.
Twitter – @JackGretz
Hosts George Perry and Michelle Young are joined by Lindsay Jones (National NFL Columnist , USA Today), Adam Stern (Motorsports Reporter, SportsBusiness Journal), and Jack Groetzinger (CEO and Founder, SeatGeek) on the Tuesday, August 14, 2018 edition of The Wharton Sports Business Show.