Launched back in 2009, MeraEvents is an event listing, promotion and ticketing platform, that connects the organizers, delegates, and service providers from across the country. It offers event organisers with numerous options like listing, promotions, online ticketing, etc. The platform adds over 1000-1500 events per month across various categories including Professional, Entertainment, Sports, Training, Spiritual, Campus, Trade Shows, etc.
Selling over 100-150 tickets, that garners ticket sales of around 3-4 lakhs a day, MeraEvents is targeting to reach a 300% increase and thereby garner a ticket sales of around 200 crores in 2017.
We caught up with Naidu Darapaneni, Founder and CEO MeraEvents.com to know about the latest happening in MeraEvents, how are they differetiating the platform from the other existing players and the future prospects of the company.
Inc42: What made you launch MeraEvents? What was the inspiration behind its launch?
Naidu: When I came back to India in 2007, I saw that there is a huge potential in the Indian market. As I was doing a B2B business all these years in US, I wanted to start a B2C business. To feel the Indian market, I started attending various Conferences, trade shows and startup events across the country and while I was doing so, I realized that many times it was difficult to find information about any event beforehand and that is where the idea to start MeraEvents.com sprung up to provide complete information about events.
Inc42: Since there are other players already in the event ticketing space, what differentiates you from them?