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Industry e-commerce
Founded Groningen, NL (2006)
Headquarters Groningen, Netherlands
Key people
Sebastian Monteban
Founder and CEO
Wouter Haitsma
Chief Business Development Officer
Marlies Hoekemaker
Chief Marketing Officer
Andrei Westerink
Chief Operating Officer
Maurice van Baaren
Chief Financial Officer
Products online secondary ticketing, online ticket exchange
Slogan Your Ticket to Fun!

Worldticketshop is a ticket resale company founded in 2006. The company, with over 40 staff, is one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands[citation needed]. It is in the top three[clarification needed] European secondary ticket marketplaces along with Viagogo and Seatwave, which are both funded by venture capital by $65M and $53M respectively[citation needed]. Worldticketshop is bootstrapped and privately owned. The company was founded by Sebastian Monteban, in 2006.[1]

It is also a founding member of the EU Secondary Ticketing Association, and backer of EU Ticket News Europe's first[citation needed] business-to-business publication covering both the primary and secondary ticketing industries.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Worldticketshop was honored in the Netherlands for its fast rate of growth for mid-sized companies in the Netherlands at the Financial Dagblad Gazellen Awards in November 2009. They placed ninth overall in the country.[3] The FD Gazellen Awards are awarded to companies that demonstrate a turnover growth of at least 20 percent over three consecutive years, Worldticketshop grew 527%.

In September 2009 and August 2010 Worldticketshop was listed in Twinkle Magazines' 100 largest Dutch e-commerce companies[4]

In 2010 CEO Sebastian Monteban was named in the top 25 internet marketers in The Netherlands in 2010 in Emerce Magazine.[5]


  1. ^ Guest Commentary: The Economist vs. The Fan
  2. ^ "EU Ticket News". 
  3. ^ article on Worldticketshop "FD Gazellen Award". 
  4. ^ "Twinkle Magazine top 100 2009 and 2010". 
  5. ^ "Emerce Magazine to 25 Marketers". 

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