Our weekly tech round-up from the world of entertainment eCommerce:
Meeting your heroes
Leap Event Technology, which was recently rebranded from Patron Technology, has acquired Epic Photo Ops, a software for scheduling, execution and management of face-to-face experiences for celebrities and fans. The e-commerce platform enables event organisers to create, manage and facilitate experiences within their events from one creased vendor.
GET Protocol has raised $4.5m (£3.5m/€4m) in a seed funding round, which was led by Flow Ventures. Investors included Animoca Brands, Redbeard Ventures, Funfair Ventures and the Tezos Foundation, alongside individuals such as Sebastien Borget, the co-founder of The Sandbox.
Manchester-based agency Simpatica has delivered a new website for ticketing specialist TickX, a Manchester-headquartered business. The ticket search and comparison site was founded in 2015 by co-founders Steve Pearce and Sam Coley, and is backed by the likes of British Growth Fund, 24Haymarket and more. Originally focused on B2C sales, in 2020 the site shifted to B2B and provides booking and marketing technology for major theatre productions and attractions such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Magic Mike, and Monopoly Lifesized.
Making a wave
Keyo, a biometric identity platform, has launched its newest device, the Keyo Wave+. The Wave+ hand scanner will enable seamless implementation for any use case, including payments, access control, ticketing, identification, time and attendance, and more. The Keyo Wave+ also allows partners and customers to design and implement bespoke applications to integrate biometric authentication into their own products and services.