Funding & Acquisitions Roundup: Sean Parker, others bet on mobile local music discovery with $1.2 million for WillCall

By Editor August 7, 2013

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Aptly-named live music discovery and ticket purchase app WillCall has landed $1.2 million in a third round of Seed funding. The app allows users to browse a curated list of local live shows and quickly buy tickets on their mobile device. This round of funding included some big name investors, including Sean Parker, SV Angel, and Oliver Jung. The San Francisco-based startup was founded in 2010 and previously raised a total of $900,000 from a group of investors that included 500 Startups. The app is currently available in San Francisco and New York City, with plans to expand to Los Angeles next.

Vital Stats:


HQ: San Francisco

Founders: Donnie Dinch, Julian Tescher, Patrick Tescher

Year Founded: 2010

Investors (this round): Sean Parker, SV Angel, Oliver Jung, Oliver Luckett, Joe Gebbia, Coran Capshaw, John Frankenheimer, Bruce Flohr

Innovation: Mobile app that allows for quick discovery and purchase of tickets to local music shows and events.

Total Funding: $2.1 million

(Sources: WillCall, TechCrunch, Crunchbase)

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