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22 years ago in South Africa a seed of an idea was planted, a dream was shared. Inception happened. 22 years on, we look back at what we've built. Leave it up to us, and we'd love to do it all over again. Here's our story
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TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With approximately $13.2 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. TPG Growth has the deep sector knowledge, operational resources, and global experience to drive value creation, and help companies reach their full potential. The firm is backed by the resources of TPG, which has approximately $84 billion of assets under management. For more information, visit www.tpg.com
Based in New York City, Stripes Group is a leading growth equity firm that invests in Internet, Digital Media, Software, and Branded Consumer Products businesses around the world. For over a decade, Stripes Group has been partnering with market-leading companies with proven business models that are generating exceptional growth. For more information on Stripes Group, visit www.stripesgroup.com
Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18 Broadcast Ltd. [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] ("TV18"), the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-News18 and IBN7. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group's filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel - CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel - IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour Indian news channel in English - News18, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties. Through 'Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.' [BSE: 532798, NSE: Network18], the group operates its digital, publishing and e-commerce assets including moneycontrol.com, ibnlive.com, in.com, news18.com and firstpost.com. 'Network18' also operates e-commerce properties like HomeShop18 and bookmyshow.com and publishes Forbes India, the nation's first local edition of a foreign news magazine in collaboration with Forbes Media. In addition, the group operates Network18 Publishing, a player in the special interest publishing space, which publishes magazines such as Overdrive, Better Photography and Better Interiors. 'Network18' also has strategic investments in Yatra, Colosceum, Topper, 24X7 Learning and Ubona. For more information, log on to www.network18online.com
Accel is a leading venture capital firm that invests in people and their companies from the earliest days through all phases of private company growth. Acko, Atlassian, BlackBuck, BlueStone, BookMyShow, Braintree, BrowserStack, Cloudera, Collectabillia, CureFit, DJI, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Freshworks, Housing-PropTiger, Lookout Security, Mitra Biotech, MuSigma, Myntra, Ola, Paxata, Portea, Qualtrics, Samunnati, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Swiggy, UrbanClap and Vox Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 30 years. The firm seeks to understand entrepreneurs as individuals, appreciate their originality and play to their strengths, because greatness doesn't have a stereotype. For more, visit www.accel.com or www.twitter.com/accel_india
SAIF Partners is an Asia-focused, sector and stage agnostic fund with over $4Bn capital under management. SAIF was founded in 2001 and has invested across sectors like internet, ITeS/KPO, consumer products and services, financial services and healthcare. SAIF has a portfolio of over 50 companies in India, which includes MakeMyTrip, JustDial, Paytm, BookMyShow, Speciality Restaurants, Manpasand Juices, Rivigo, Swiggy and Urbanladder.
22 years ago in South Africa a seed of an idea was planted, a dream was shared. Inception happened. 22 years on, we look back at what we've built. Leave it up to us, and we'd love to do it all over again.
What happens when 3 long-time friends go holidaying together in South Africa? The seed of a BigTree is planted. A company is planned, from roots to fruits. Soon after the Eureka moment, C.E.O. Ashish Hemrajani quits his job at JWT, Co-Founder Parikshit Dar takes over Technology, and Co-Founder Rajesh Balpande takes over Finance.
With the cinema industry on a high and multiplexes and large cinema chains starting to entertain Indian audiences around the country; Bigtree takes over the rights to retail and service New Zealand based ticketing software, Vista in India.
In the midst of the dot com bust that happened in 2002, the company offered technology solutions from the Customer Relationship Management point of view to fight the storm. This business flourished under the leadership of our 3 musketeers.
Network 18 invested in March 2007. In August, the same year an internal contest was held to coin a name for the new company. A developer intern came up with the name BookMyShow.com and the rest as they say is history.
Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd launches India's first ticketing aggregator - BookMyShow - in August 2007, now one of the biggest ticketing portals in the country.
BookMyShow becomes the official ticketing partner for Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils. Today we have Pune Warriors and Rajasthan Royals too on board this high drama entertainment circus called the IPL.
BookMyShow becomes the exclusive ticketing partner for Formula 1, the Indian Grand Prix. After the grand success of 2011, we are all geared up for 2012's extravaganza.
BookMyShow's Facebook page has hit more than 1 Million fans and as of today, our page has over 3.3 Million fans.
Records are meant to be broken - As it stands today, the highest number of tickets sold in a single month was October 2014 - more than 5 Million - 5,696,685
BookMyShow is awarded 'The Hottest Company of the Year-2011-12' and 'The Company to watch out for' at the prestigious CNBC Young Turks Award.
BookMyShow App has around 7.2 Million downloads that includes Windows, Android, iOS and Blackberry.
Accel Partners invests USD 18 Million Dollars i.e. Rs. 100 crores in BookMyShow.
BigTree Entertainment acquires Chennai based online ticketing company Ticket Green.
The highest number of tickets sold is for movie Dhoom 3 - 2.2 Million
SAIF Partners invests USD 25 Million i.e. Rs. 150 crore valuing BookMyShow at Rs. 1000 crores.
BigTree Entertainment acquires Bengaluru based Social Media Analytics firm Eventifier.
BookMyShow acquires a majority stake in Chennai based Fantain Sports Pvt. Ltd.
BookMyShow awarded ‘Best Omni-channel Customer Experience Brand’ at the OneDirect Quest Customer Experience (QuestCX) Awards.
Raises largest single funding of INR 550 crs led by Stripes Group.
BookMyShow launches its newly designed Android app packed with some really cool features including Split Costs and Split Tickets.
During the opening weekend of mega blockbuster Dangal, BookMyShow creates new records; sells over 3 million movie tickets in a single weekend and for shows on Saturday & Sunday, BookMyShow sells over 1 Million tickets a day!
BookMyShow acquires Hyderabad based online ticketing platform MastiTickets.
BookMyShow acquires majority stake in Pune based DIY events ticketing and registration platform Townscript.
BookMyShow alone sells over 15 million tickets for Baahubali 2. The film is also the first on BookMyShow to generate more than 100 cr business in a single weekend.
Ed Sheeran Live in Mumbai are sold out on BookMyShow in a matter of just 48 minutes.
BookMyShow acquires India’s oldest food tech business Burrp!
BookMyShow acqui-hires Nfusion for its audio entertainment offering – Jukebox!
ET-NOW - July 2016
CNN-IBN - Dec 2014
CNBC-TV18 - July 2010