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IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a fireside chat at the 2022 ICR Conference with the CEO of Vivid Seats LLC (Nasdaq: SEAT) to discuss the company reaching its 100 millionth ticket sold, the recent acquisition of Betcha Sports, the ongoing brand refresh, and future business outlook. The event featured Vivid Seats CEO Stan Chia joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone in a moderated video session lasting approximately 15 minutes.
About Vivid Seats
Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists, and teams they love. Based on the belief that everyone should “Experience It Live”, the Chicago-based company provides exceptional value by providing one of the widest selections of events and tickets in North America and an industry leading Vivid Seats Rewards program where all fans earn on every purchase. Vivid Seats has been chosen as the official ticketing partner by some of the biggest brands in the entertainment industry including ESPN, Rolling Stone, and the Los Angeles Clippers. Through its proprietary software and unique technology, Vivid Seats drives the consumer and business ecosystem for live event ticketing and enables the power of shared experiences to unite people. Vivid Seats is recognized by Newsweek as America’s Best Company for Customer Service in ticketing. Fans who want to have the best live experiences can start by downloading the Vivid Seats mobile app, going to vividseats.com, or calling 866-848-8499.
Mr. Chia discussed:
100 millionth ticket milestone
Betcha Sports acquisition
Ongoing brand refresh
About the Speaker:
Stan Chia is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vivid Seats, the leading independent ticket marketplace in North America. As CEO, Mr. Chia leads the company’s efforts to further elevate the company and its offerings to consumers and sellers of tickets, building on Vivid Seats’ success as a leading marketplace with industry-pacing technology, track record of innovation, and world-class experience for buying and selling live event tickets. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Vivid Seats, Mr. Chia served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace. In that role, Mr. Chia grew GrubHub from zero to $1.6 billion in delivered food, growing Grubhub’s restaurant network to more than 95,000 restaurants in 1,700 cities nationwide and architecting the rapidly expanding Grubhub Delivery Network. He also held senior roles at Amazon, Cisco, and General Electric, where he led strategic businesses and organizations.
Mr. Chia holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds a seat on the advisory board, and an MBA from Emory University.