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Industry e-commerce
Founded Groningen, NL (2006)
Headquarters Groningen, Netherlands
Key people
Sebastian Monteban
Founder and CEO

Marlies Hoekemaker
Chief Marketing Officer
Products online secondary ticketing, online ticket exchange

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" Check |url= value (help). 
  4. ^ "Twinkle Magazine top 100 2009 and 2010". 
  5. ^ "Emerce Magazine to 25 Marketers". 

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