On 20 November 2017, Stagedoor, the app dedicated to helping audiences discover great theatre, launched a £200,000 fundraising campaign open to the general public via Seedrs.com – and raised 70% of its target in the first 24 hours. As we write, the round is now at 97% – act fast if you want to be a part of a theatrical revolution!
New investors have the opportunity to buy a stake in Stagedoor, valued at £2.5m, for as little as £10 before the round closes on 14 January 2018. The money raised through this round will be used to help the Stagedoor app reach 100,000 users in London and expand to New York.
Even before the round officially opened, Stagedoor had already raised £142,000 of its current target thanks to pre-registered investments from its own users, theatre professionals and tech entrepreneurs in New York and London.
Stagedoor is already London’s most comprehensive and innovative theatre guide. It helps users discover and book the best shows in London via personalised recommendations that take into account your preferences as well as those of your friends. You can use Stagedoor to follow your favourite genres, venues and artists and create alerts so you never miss getting a seat.
Stagedoor is also home to a fast-growing community of user-reviewers who leave thousands of comments to guide their fellow theatregoers. And, prior to the Seedrs round, the company already successfully raised €250,000 privately and received an EU innovation grant for €135,000.
Michael Hadjijoseph, Co-Founder and CEO of Stagedoor, said:
“I am delighted to offer theatre-lovers the opportunity to share in our journey. We founded Stagedoor to make theatre accessible to everyone and we want to extend that principle to the ownership of our company as well.”
Francis Hellyer, CEO of ticketing provider London Theatre Direct, said: “Theatre is a social experience and Stagedoor is a tech platform that reflects that. It already has a thriving community of thousands of users and I’m sure it will be the catalyst for millions of great nights out at the theatre.”
Stagedoor was founded in 2015 when a team of theatre and tech professionals came together with a shared vision: to create something that would revolutionise how people discover, book and share great theatre.
The company’s aim is to make theatre more accessible than ever before. Other creative industries have become stronger by adopting new technologies to connect to their audiences – Stagedoor wants to do the same for theatre in a way that empowers theatre makers and audiences alike.
Stagedoor has already worked with a number of major theatres including the Old Vic, Young Vic, Nimax Theatres, National Theatre, Almeida, Soho and Barbican – as well as the Camden Fringe and Vaults Festivals. The team plan to expand the partnership network to help theatres across the country engage with their customers in a way that supports the industry’s growth.
Be part of Stagedoor's theatre revolution
The crowdfunding round for Stagedoor on Seedrs continues until Saturday 14 January 2018. Get a stake in this pioneering theatre technology company for as little as £10.