While online platforms selling movie tickets have gained much popularity among movie-buffs, a humble startup is silently capturing a substantial share in the ticketing market and has become quite a known name amongst college goers. TheCollegeFever [TCF] is the first platform to have sold online a total of 4 lakh college event tickets so far. This is the go-to destination for booking events of IITs, IIMs and many prestigious colleges. Gross Ticket Value earned so far exceeds INR 10 Crore.
TCF helps plan, propagate and get sponsorship’s for college events, seminars and workshops. Quite popular among college cultural groups and committees of major Indian institutions, the platform’s undeviated focus on its target audience – youngsters and college goers – is paying dividends. The startup has registered 100 per cent growth YoY, since its inception in 2016. That’s been a constant for last three years and remains the target for the year 2018 as well.
The reach and footprint of the Bengaluru-based startup is also growing swiftly. From working with less than 1000 colleges in 2016, more than 2100 colleges now organize events and sell tickets through TheCollegeFever.
Talking about the growth story, Kushal Aralihalli, Founder – TheCollegeFever said
Our consistent strategic partnerships with prestigious college events of IIT Bombay, IIT BHU, IIT Rajasthan, IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, NIT Tirchy and others prove that TheCollegeFever delivers value to college event organizers. Unlike other general event technology platforms, we have created a niche product that is customised to college event organisers. That’s our biggest asset.
Funded by Mumbai-based VC 11.2 Advisors, TheCollegeFever raised $250,000 last year.
Kushal Aralihalli, Founder – TheCollegeFever added
Being a strong believer of a good product, I allocated a major sum for product development. And the strategy worked. With a seamless UI experience, the platform has become a big hit amongst youngsters. Colleges are using the features on offer and creating some of the most-talked about campus events in the country.
With almost 2100+ colleges partnered, 6000+ events organized and 4,00,000+ tickets sold over two years, the startup is an undisputed leader when it comes to college events’ ticketing.
Looking at the future, the company aims to grow by another 100% this year. The growth is targeted to be reflective in all terms including the reach, number of events, revenue and profits.