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Ticketfly CEO Andrew Dreskin On Bots, Partnering With Pandora, And Selling His Company for Nearly a Half Billion Dollars

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As music industry trailblazers go, Andrew Dreskin stands in rarefied company, having pulled off two ticketing-business feats during his 25-year career. He co-founded TicketWeb, the first online ticketing platform, which was sold to Ticketmaster in 2000 for $35.2 million. Then, in October 2015, Ticketfly, a 2.0 version of Dreskin’s vision (for which he serves as co-founder/CEO, overseeing a staff of 208), was acquired by Internet radio giant Pandora for $450 million.

As Ticketfly grew, securing exclusive contracts with such venues as Forest Hills Stadium in New York and The Troubadour in Los Angeles, it attracted $50 million in investment and the interest of Pandora, with its 80 million listeners, which saw its entree into live music — with Dreskin at the helm.”

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