GigFinesse secures $3.6 million in a seed funding round with Bessemer Venture Partners and Cosmic Venture Partners on board.
GigFinesse, a platform to connect live music venues with artists, announced a $3.6 million seed funding round from investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners and Cosmic Venture Partners. Additional backing came from Matthew Rutler, Executive Vice President at Masterclass, and many others.
GigFinesse works with entertainment venues in major metropolitan cities and musical artists to take the hassle out of booking shows. GigFinesse is transforming the antiquated talent booking market to make it easier for artists and venues to collaborate on live entertainment experiences. The platform optimizes the booking process by eliminating the middleman to create a more robust matchmaking process.
The seed funding round will aid the company in scaling across different cities where the demand for its services has increased. The team will continue to work on new technology to facilitate the most optimal artist-venue fit.
“GigFinesse is committed to helping artists and venues around the nation connect and book performances, as well as analyze unique fan data and enable frictionless experiences,” says Mir Hwang, co-founder and CEO of GigFinesse.
“We are proud that our technology is playing a pivotal role in the entertainment venue space and putting more power in the hands of the music world.”
“GigFinesse has built a product that is streamlining how venues discover and book entertainers,” says Jeremy Levine, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “We look forward to partnering (with GigFinesse) as they change the antiquated booking market and turn it into an incredible opportunity for artists and venues alike.”
“GigFinesse has managed to maintain an incredible business even throughout the pandemic when most businesses had to close their doors,” adds Michael Montero, founder of Struck Studio & Montero Ventures.
“Over the last several years that I’ve worked with GigFinesse, I’ve been able to see firsthand the value, power, and ease of its platform. The way GigFinesse approaches the management of venues and events makes the experience more tech-driven and satisfying — which is why so many people have opted to use its system as live entertainment and events return to normal post-pandemic.”
“GigFinesse is reinventing how musicians and venues book live events,” concludes Matthew Rutler, Executive Vice President of Masterclass. “Their technology enables more opportunities for artists to play live and make money, and it helps venues fill up their calendars faster.”
“GigFinesse provides metrics in advance that inform venues of important details like what drinks to stock up on per night and how to staff the evening properly, which is imperative to maintaining a seamless business,” Rutler continues. “As a musician, I can speak from experience that having this type of platform would have been incredibly beneficial to me in the earlier days of my career.”