IO, Jakarta – Emerging as a leader in digitizing mass participation events and venues through the use of NFC technology, Pouchnation (pouchnation.com) has extended its Series B round to TIX ID (tix.id). Pouchnation will be complementing its TIX ID product offering by providing technology for on-ground capabilities at events and venues.
“We are excited to be part of the Pouchnation success story and work together to deliver a better experience for Indonesian consumers, increasingly searching for content and entertainment,” said Sean Kim, Managing Director of TIX ID. “Jointly we will be able to guarantee a seamless experience, starting from online ticket sales, on TIX ID platform, to offline crowd management, access control and brand activation on Pouchnation’s platform.”
“As Pouchnation seeks to solidify its leadership position, not only in the event space but also in the venue business, we see TIX ID with its exposure to over 80% of the cinemas in Indonesia as a great strategic partner, moving forward,” said Pouchnation CEO Ilya Kravtsov. “Our company’s vision is to build the largest tech-enabled live experience ecosystem in South East Asia, and this investment is another milestone in that direction.”
For more than 10 million registered users on the TIX ID platform, this collaboration means that they will soon have a broader choice, not simply accessing movie tickets; event tickets will be available as soon as March 2020. As event promoters who might decide to distribute their tickets on TIX ID platform, seamless service will be guaranteed through collaboration with Pouchnation’s on-ground team.
Pouchnation is a leading offline-to-online solution for event and recreational venue spaces in Asia, with offices in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Pouchnation provides clients across Asia with a simple, speedy and secure way to manage crowds, process payments, collect data and much more.
TIX ID is the largest online cinema platform in Indonesia, with over 10 million registered users and 5 million monthly active users, covering more than 80% cinemas in Indonesia.