is proud of its in-house cinema, its cereal wall, its pool table, its downtown Pittsburgh location and its extraordinary growth.
Founded in 2007 by Joshua Dziabiak and Lynsie Campbell as an online ticketing and live event search engine, ShowClix is today a full-service ticketing platform handling live music, sports, performing arts and other special events for clients including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center. In 2012, ShowClix reported $52 million in gross ticket sales; the 2013 projection is $75 million, says COO Tom Costa.
What's more, ShowClix has raised $2.7 million in venture capital, most recently winning a $50,000 investment from Innovation Works
Costa attributes the company's growth and ability to attract capital to its strong emphasis on customer support and technological innovation. Building on its software platform, introduced in 2008, ShowClix has regularly added features such as "Incentix," a discount for ticket buyers who post the event on social media, mobile ticket purchase and delivery, web-based box office tools, an Apple ticket scanner app to expedite admission at events and more.
The most recent Innovation Works investment is targeted to ramping up sales, marketing and lead generation, Costa says, with a larger national sales team.
ShowClix already has clients across the country, Australia and Canada and most recently signed with a cricket promoter in India. The company employs 40 – all but three in Pittsburgh – and expects to add 10 more jobs this year, primarily in sales, marketing and customer support.
Source: Tom Costa, ShowClix
Writer: Elise Vider