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Bar tabs 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.
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.
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.
Of the 33 early-stage investments in music startups tracked by Billboard last year, only WillCall actually targets music venues.
WillCall wants to make it easier for you to get drunk at concerts. Bar tabs lets concert-goers buy drinks at a venue’s bar without ever pulling out their wallet.
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.
The way Uber is trying to redefine transportation, WillCall is trying to redefine going out.
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.
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.
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.
Concert and ticketing discovery app WillCall has raised $1.2million from a number of high-profile investors in its latest phase of fundraising.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re not part of the insider-y music-geek club known as WillCall, it’s time for a wake-up call.
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.
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.
The coolest, most convenient ticket app around.
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.
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.
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.