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TechCrunch (JAN 2014)

BarTab could help venues sell more drinks and delight customers so they keep coming back. But WillCall has a whole other value proposition — a unified nightlife data layer.


Forbes 30 Under 30 (JAN 2014)

This designer-turned-CEO has plans to take the $24 billion live music industry mobile. With more than $2.1 million in seed funding from billionaire Sean Parker, music mogul Coran Capshaw and Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia, he's well on his way.


Fast Company (JAN 2014)

WillCall, a sleek concert recommendation and ticketing app that earned a lot of praise in 2013, is using mobile technology to remove distractions from the live music experience, while moving more revenue through music venues.


Billboard (JAN 2014)

Of the 33 early-stage investments in music startups tracked by Billboard last year, only WillCall actually targets music venues.


VentureBeat (JAN 2014)

WillCall wants to make it easier for you to get drunk at concerts. BarTab lets concert-goers buy drinks at a venue’s bar without ever pulling out their wallet.


Forbes (DEC 2013)

Hottest Startups of 2013... WillCall will continue to expand next year as cofounder Donnie Dinch hopes to turn it into a logistics solutions company for the $24 billion live music industry.


TechCrunch (OCT 2013)

The way Uber is trying to redefine transportation, WillCall is trying to redefine going out.


SPIN (AUG 2013)

If you follow the app's advice and actually attend a show, it opens up even more possibilities. Want to tip the band or buy a T-shirt? WillCall does that too.


The New York Times (AUG 2013)

WillCall, a smartphone app that recommends concerts for the hipster crowd, has received a $1.2 million investment from some of the biggest players in the music industry.


Billboard (AUG 2013)

Merchandise purchased via the WillCall app will be shipped to the buyer. Fans can show their support by using the app to directly tip an artist.


MusicWeek (AUG 2013)

Concert and ticketing discovery app WillCall has raised $1.2million from a number of high-profile investors in its latest phase of fundraising.


TechCrunch (AUG 2013)

WillCall's about getting you into tons of concerts and letting you pay for everything there, not getting you a few dollars off the occasional stadium show.


AllThingsD (AUG 2013)

WillCall, the mobile-based concert discovery app, announced Wednesday that it raised $1.2 million from a group of investors in the music and tech communities.


The Next Web (AUG 2013)

The primary goal of this round, it seems, was to bring people in with "significant music industry roots", though a number of previous investors from other realms have also increased their stake.


PandoDaily (AUG 2013)

What so far sets WillCall apart, however, is its determination to help musicians and venues make money. In that way, it recognizes the value in cooperating rather than disrupting.


VentureBeat (AUG 2013)

WillCall promotes discovery of new bands by only featuring events that the team feels confident about. The goal is to build a trusting relationship with consumers, so that they will discover new artists through WillCall’s apps.


The Next Web (JUL 2013)

With version 2.0, WillCall is moving beyond pre-show and into, well, 'in-show' as it looks for greater mindshare among the gig-going public.


The Bold Italic (JUL 2013)

If you've used WillCall, you already know it makes it super easy to see live shows and if you haven't used WillCall, you need to get on that.


Alarm (JUL 2013)

You can directly tip an artist through the app, giving up-and-coming acts that extra boost and letting your favorite artists know just how much you love them.


Hypebot (JUL 2013)

Once you've picked out a show, you can buy a package combining tickets with merch or refreshments or whatever else the artists, venues or WillCall come up with.



7 x 7 (DEC 2012)

If you’re not part of the insider-y music-geek club known as WillCall, it’s time for a wake-up call.


TechCrunch (NOV 2012)

The mobile-only commerce experience is super-lightweight, and you can trust it to only send you to see bands and DJs that are actually great on stage.


TechCrunch (JULY 2012)

WillCall’s strength is that it doesn’t force you to wade through dozens of choices. It’s like your cool friend that always knows what’s up. You just follow along, and suddenly you’re having fun.


SF Bay Guardian (OCT 2012)

The coolest, most convenient ticket app around.


TechCrunch (FEB 2012)

It’s going to be a great last-minute option for busy, workin-type folks, procrastinators, and more to snatch up those day-of tickets and get out on the town.


The Next Web (FEB 2012)

A pretty unique model to sell tickets to all types of shows and concerts at the last minute and get your ass off of the couch.


GigaOm (JAN 2012)

The coolest part of WillCall — besides enabling poor planners and procrastinators of the world — is its attempt to capture the inherently social nature of concert-going.