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Event-booking app Yplan raises $12 million in funding

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Jun 05, 2013 1:05 am

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Last-minute event booking is a natural fit for mobile, but we wonder how Yplan will break in when it faces competitors in household names such as Ticketmaster, StubHub and many others.

— Dennis Schaal

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Yplan, the London-based startup that’s building a platform for selling last-minute event-booking on mobile, has closed a $12 million Series A round, led by General Catalyst Partners.

Existing investors Wellington Partners and Octopus Investments also participated in the round, along with a swathe of co-investors, including A-Grade, Kevin Colleran and David Morin’s SLOW Ventures Fund, and Shakil Khan, investor and advisor to Spotify and Summly.

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