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Active Ticketing – no longer active

The UK’s High Court of Justice has ordered Active Ticketing, the UK startup that was a spin off from the Samsung Smart Ticket mobile phone launch, into liquidation.

In February, Active Ticketing was named in a Winding Up Petition in the High Court lodged by R4P LLP, a London-based creditor.

Lee Booth, founder and chief executive of the firm, had reportedly promised to pay all creditors back in full, in addition to the interest owed at 7.6 per cent per annum for two years.

However, court documents have revealed that Active Ticketing did not send a representative to a hearing on May 2, which has led Catherine Addy, deputy insolvency and companies court judge at the High Court of Justice, to order the liquidation of Active Ticketing Ltd.

Launched in 2015, Active Ticketing was a commercial spin-off of the Eskimo agency’s work the previous year in launching the latest Samsung Galaxy handset using a series of intimate concerts by headline artists ticketed solely by mobile.

The 2014 edition of Ticketing Technology Forum opened with a presentation of the technology solution, which had provided mobile ticketing access to the Galaxy Studio Live tour across various UK venues, including a Biffy Clyro concert at Guildford’s G Live venue in late October 2013, along with Laura Mvula in Chelsea, Bullet For My Valentine at Cambridge Junction and Bastille in Shepherd’s Bush.

Fans attending these gigs could also choose to link their PayPal account to Samsung’s Smart Ticket app in order to purchase food, drink and merchandise by tapping their phone against NFC readers at the venues.

Image: Active Ticketing Twitter