Fever, the leading live-entertainment discovery platform, has raised $227m in a round led by the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“Goldman Sachs”). The round, the largest ever for a live-entertainment tech startup, values the company at over $1bn, and builds on the increasing demand for real-life experiences – in a world where most of the conversation is around digital entertainment or the Metaverse.

To reinforce the positive outlook and future of in-person and ‘IRL’ experiences Goldman Sachs is joined by Alignment Growth, growth equity investor in global entertainment and consumer tech, led by former Warner Bros, Time Warner, and investment banking executives. Other co-investors participating in this round are Goodwater Capital (the largest dedicated consumer technology platform globally), and Smash Capital (a late-stage venture capital firm led by former Disney and growth equity investors, backer of Epic Games). In addition to the announced primary financing of $227m, Eurazeo and Vitruvian Partners have also participated through a secondary investment of an undisclosed amount.

As the pandemic took hold, thousands of traditional producers and creators like museums or classical music organizers were struggling to adapt their formats and engage their audiences. Fever has helped these organizers to create and adapt to a new reality during and post-COVID, by making their experiences more accessible to a full new range of customers across the world. 

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