London theatre app raises £350k to boost New York expansion plan
Stagedoor, the app guide to theatre in London, has raised £350k over the course of its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign, surpassing its original goal of £200k.
Stagedoor’s community of 20,000 users contributed to the success of this campaign, investing £140k in amounts as small as £10 each.
The app has also found success with conventional investors from across the theatre and tech industries in the UK and abroad.
The money raised in this round will be used to help the Stagedoor app reach 100,000 users in London and expand to New York.
Stagedoor helps users discover and book shows in London via personalised recommendations that take into account your preferences as well as those of your friends. Users can use Stagedoor to follow their favourite genres, venues and artists and create alerts so they never miss getting a seat.
Michael Hadjijoseph, co-founder and CEO of Stagedoor, said: “This is a very exciting time for our company and I would like to thank all our investors for sharing our vision.
“Together, we will continue to make theatre more accessible and help introduce new audiences to our fantastic industry.”
Francis Hellyer, CEO of London Theatre Direct, added: “Theatre is a social experience and Stagedoor is a tech platform that reflects that.
“It already has a thriving community of users and I’m sure it will be the catalyst for millions of great nights out at the theatre.”