January 22, 2020
Patron Technology, the industry-leading live event technology company, announced today it has acquired GrowTix, the Salt Lake City based ticketing and registration company with a large clientele in the convention and fandom event space. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The addition of GrowTix solidifies Patron Technology’s prevalent position within the convention industry. Patron Technology’s start-to-finish platform, including ticketing, event operations, experiential marketing, cashless payments, and mobile app solutions, already successfully supports numerous iconic events within this space, like New York Comic Con, Los Angeles Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and Anime NYC to name a few.
“Patron Technology has been a global presence in the convention industry for years, and we are thrilled to welcome GrowTix into the fold,” said Marc Jenkins, Patron Technology CEO. “With the addition of their tools and experience, we’re excited to offer even more ways to strengthen the fan experience, enhance ticket sales, and streamline operations for convention and fandom event organizers around the world.”
In addition to event ticketing, GrowTix has excelled in providing tools that enable convention organizers to manage event scheduling, guest itineraries, exhibitor booth planning, and more.
“By adding the GrowTix solution to the existing Patron Technology product offering, we look forward to strengthening our client relationships by providing an even more diverse set of tools that will allow them to refine their business and elevate their attendee experience,” said LeGrande Jolley, VP of Product & Co-founder of GrowTix.
“GrowTix and the suite of products offered by Patron Technology are a perfect combination of tools for the industry," said Johnny Sloan, President & Co-founder of GrowTix. "Since we first started discussions with Patron Technology, we identified that we had the exact same vision for our companies and how they serve the industry; with the resources and breadth of knowledge they bring to the table, we see an amazing future for event technology!”
About Patron Technology
Patron Technology helps live event organizers create better experiences for their attendees and deeper relationships with their sponsors through a complete, data-driven event technology solution. Event organizers of different sizes and across different segments use Patron Technology for ticketing, marketing, fan engagement, CRM, logistics, data management, and more.
GrowTix is a fully integrated suite of ticketing and registration solutions designed for comic conventions, home shows, and a wide variety of business conventions. The GrowTix solutions include digital and physical ticketing, seat reservations, custom mobile application creation, program scheduling, exhibitor booth sales management, and special guest management.