Reserve your spot.
Enjoy the experience.
Pay what it's worth after.
weshowup

A digital risk reversal model for selling arts, culture and entertainment.

Reach New Audiences

Three Steps For The Audience

Audience members can create their own account and make reservations for your event in seconds.

Reserve Your Spot

Go to the event website. Reserve a spot for a small fee. 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

Onboarding is intuitive, simple and fast.

Create Your Event

Upload pics, choose dates and set your after show ask/pricing.

Share Your Event

Maximize gross potential with a dedicated landing page, white label solution and admin panel.

Reach New Audiences

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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Core Team

Kahlil Ashanti

Kahlil Ashanti

Founder and CEO

Erich Jungwirth

Erich Jungwirth

Senior Advisor - Theatrical

Producer - Live Nation, Ambassador Theatre Group

Nelson Lee

Nelson Lee

Lead Developer

Advisors

Tom Gabbard

Tom Gabbard

CEO, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Praveen Varshney

Praveen Varshney FCPA, FCA

Partner, Varshney Capital

Erich Jungwirth

Clay Haeber

Investor Relations

CTO - Aedelhard

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