Marketplace to buy & sell tickets


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Company mission

To make sure that as many fans as possible get to go to their favourite shows, festivals and sporting events - and to do so at a fair price.



HQ Location

De Wallen, Amsterdam, NH


106% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on TicketSwap

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Obtaining tickets for in-demand events can be extremely difficult, as can selling on unusable tickets. TicketSwap solves this problem by providing a platform where users can buy and sell pre-sold tickets, without the usually associated risk and high prices.

With fraud detection built in, TicketSwap’s platform allows for greater security against bad sellers. It also maintains a fixed price cap of 120% of the original price to protect against exploitative profiteering. These features, alongside the ease of use of the marketplace, have proved wildly popular, and the platform now serves millions of users around the world.

The company has expanded rather a lot since its inception, sweeping across European markets as well as entering Latin America and the UK. It has cemented a series of lucrative deals with festivals, venues, and promoters, which is testament to the company’s growing ubiquity, and continues to roll out new features such as in-app ticket storage and "FairShare", that divides any profit on a sold ticket fairly between the seller of the ticket and the event organizer.

Total funding - $9m

Last fundraise

Jun 2021



Company benefits

  • Pension plan fully paid by TicketSwap
  • An electrical sit-stand desk
  • Diverse team with 30+ nationalities
  • Healthy lunch & snacks every day
  • 25 paid holidays a year
  • Friday drinks with colleagues

Company values

  • Fan Fanatical: The fan's experience comes first
  • Embrace Change: Evolution is getting better through changes
  • Own It: With great power comes great responsibility
  • Create Impact: Smart in applying efforts and resources
  • Get It Done: Keep it simple


Hans Ober


Has a Master's in International Management from the University of Amsterdam, and has served as TicketSwap's CEO since its founding.

Ruud Kamphuis

(Engineering Fellow)

Has a Bachelor of Commerce from Saxion Hogescholen and co-founded TicketSwap in 2012, initially as CTO.

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