Launched Summer 2014
Contender.com is the first marketplace that’s truly free for buyers & sellers, empowering both sides to arrive at a price that everyone can agree on. The Los Angeles based startup launched in July 2014, and is challenging the ticket industry with the first 100% free model backed by the speed and security of PayPal. By filling the void between StubHub and Craigslist, Contender.com is the destination for buyers and sellers to negotiate the real-time price of a ticket, without the anxiety of tacked on fees, inflated prices or sketchy meet ups.
About Wes Brodsky
With over 15 years in the secondary ticketing industry, Wes serves at CEO and co-founder, overseeing the architecture of Contender.com. Brodsky quickly rose to become the top individual ticket reseller on eBay while also serving as a consultant to both eBay and PayPal's ticket experience team. In 2008, he developed his beta site SaveFans.com, the first negotiable online marketplace for tickets, which Mashable named one of its "Genius Startups" of 2011, before creating Contender.com with Blaustein.
About Ken Blaustein
Ken Blaustein brings 20 years of entertainment marketing and branding experience as co-founder of Contender.com -- a result of former staff positions at Phillip Morris USA, Sony Music, Warner Bros. Records, and EMI Music Group. Additionally, Blaustein served as a marketing and development consultant for Electronic Arts, MTV, and Major League Gaming. He is responsible for driving the company's design, branding, and strategic partnerships, and works in tandem with Brodsky to develop the company's strategy and development.