Reserve your spot. See the event. Pay what it's worth after.
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A patent pending digital risk reversal model for selling arts, culture and entertainment.

Venue or Creator? Start Here Audience? Start Here

Three Steps For The Audience

Join a community of people worldwide who want to discover and support quality entertainment, emerging arts, and cultural experiences.

Reserve Your Spot

Go to the event website. Pay a small fee to reserve a spot. Get a confirmation email. You only set up your account once. No downloads required.

Show Up!

Bring your phone to the event. It gets scanned at the door. Enjoy the gig!

Pay What It's Worth

Afterwards, you get a text or email asking you how much you want to pay. Enter your desired amount to show your love!

Three Steps For Venues & Creators

Lower risk while supporting quality lesser known artists. No onsite installation.

Create Your Event

Upload pics, choose dates and set your pricing.

Share Your Event

Maximize gross potential with a dedicated landing page, transparent pricing and admin panel.

Create deeper fan engagement

The only platform that allows you to cultivate audience relationships when the value is the highest - afterwards. Pay what you want is now digital.

Here's how it started

The actor who learned to code...

  • Fall, 2016

    Ask the audience

    Actor and web developer Kahlil Ashanti wanted to perform his new show, called Razor - but he wasn't sure how to decide the ticket price. He asked the audience to drop money in an empty trash can as they left. He made more money than had he charged $20 per person. Clearly people valued the show more afterwards, but they still needed a way to reserve a spot. He also wanted to thank them for their generosity, but he didn't know who gave what. There were no existing solutions for this, and it gave him an idea. Why not build something online that makes it easier for audiences to do all this in one place? So many artists were building new shows. Why not help them build new audiences? So he started coding.

  • June 2018

    Long nights

    Months and months of late night coding. Self doubt. Giving up. Tiny victories. Complete confusion. Stack Overflow. Trying again. And again. The first prototype was finally ready. Kahlil rented a theater for two nights and tested the app. People could go to his website or the theater website, reserve a spot with their credit card for $5, and pay whatever they wanted after the gig. Not only did the app actually work 😅, the average payment per booking was $53!

  • September 2018

    v2

    As Kahlil prepared to tour his new show, word spread about his app and requests from artists and theaters around the world poured in. Kahlil wasn't expecting anyone else to want to use it, but clearly there was a need. He raised money, hired a senior developer, and proceeded to build the 'enterprise' version.

  • 2019

    Public Beta

    Now anyone can use it! We are now launching with artists and venues around the world. The journey has just begun, and the rest is up to you. Thanks for your support!

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The Team

Kahlil Ashanti

Kahlil Ashanti

Founder/Creator

Praveen Varshney

Praveen Varshney FCPA, FCA

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Partner, Varshney Capital

Tom Gabbard

Tom Gabbard

Senior Advisor

CEO, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Nelson Lee

Nelson Lee

Lead Developer

Erich Jungwirth

Erich Jungwirth

Senior Advisor

Producer - Live Nation, Ambassador Theatre Group

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