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Showbacker, Inc

Showbacker is a website where users can reserve first run tickets to a concert before a show is even booked

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Showbacker is a crowdfunding site for concerts, where users commit to buying tickets before a show is booked. If a critical mass of ticket commitments are reached, Showbacker works with its partners to book the show. Once the show is booked, users receive first run tickets to the show. Showbacker receives 5% of each ticket commitment through its platform.


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    Mike Nierengarten

    Mike has a dual background in event promotions & internet marketing. Mike founded Direct Entertainment, a nightlife promotions company in Las Vegas. Mike also is the founder & co-owner of Obility Consulting, a B2B internet marketing company projected to earn over $1MM in revenue in year 3.

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    Tim McNamara
    Informal Adviser

    Tim is the Vice President, Market Manager of Entercom Communications, a large radio broadcasting company. Tim provides insight into the music industry as well as connections to promote Portland-area concerts.

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    Ian Goodrich
    Technical Adviser

    Ian is a software developer/engineer who originally built the Showbacker prototype and now acts as a Technical Adviser. Ian provides guidance on technical development and new service features.

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    Erik Freeman
    Vice President, Trend Predictor

    Erik has a strong background in the music industry working with music distributors & promoters. He brings experience & connections to the Showbacker team.


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    Ernest Bootsma
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    Jeremy Lewallen

Previous Investors

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    Mike Nierengarten