Ritesh Patel is the co-founder and CEO of The Ticket Fairy, a digital marketing, ticketing and analytics solution that helps live events to increase revenue and lower risk, through greater reach and data, and lower operational costs. The platform also solves consumer issues such as ticket scalping and resale fraud.
The Ticket Fairy is backed by some of the most respected tech investors in the industry, such as the creators of YouTube, Twitch and Reddit.
Ritesh comes from an event organizer background himself, running a multi-faceted events brand, focussed around the underground electronic music scene, across Bristol, UK, Sydney, Australia, and the US, from 2000 onwards.
He was instrumental in the creation and proliferation of multiple online music communities in the early 2000s such as Dogs on Acid, the busiest dance music forum in the world at one point, and Hijack, a forum based around the thriving music scene in Bristol.