May 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Mobile Giant Skout to Acquire Nixter

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Skout, the world's first and largest mobile network for meeting new people, has announced its acquisition of nightlife startup Nixter. The acquisition was announced on May 6, 2014, by Skout.

Skout co-founder and CEO, Christian Wiklund, said, "No social network has successfully married offline and online. With this acquisition, we're giving our users a way to cultivate their online passion for Skout into offline action. It also enables us to accelerate the development of our global user base by not only expanding our mobile footprint, but stepping into other industries. Skout is taking nightlife by storm."

Nixter was founded in 2012 after the team saw an opportunity to bring together the two sides of the nightlife market and thus created a platform enabling a seamless user experience for both consumers and nightlife businesses. Nixter provides next-generation tools for both consumers and venues for ticketing, guest lists and VIP management. The platform is currently operating in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and is quickly expanding to other additional cities.

Francisco Saez, co-founder of Nixter, said, "When we started Nixter, we knew it had the potential to be game-changing. We are thrilled to be working with the Skout team to drive our joint vision to disrupt the nightlife market."

Skout facilitated over 500 million connections in 2013 alone. Founded in 2007, the company leads the market in mobile people discovery, adding 1.5 million users every month.

About Skout:
Skout is the largest global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 180 countries and is available in 14 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on and change their lives. The Andreessen Horowitz backed company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit to learn more and connect with us on Twitter @skoutapp.

About Nixter:
Nixter provides an integrated platform that allows party seekers to see upcoming nightlife events and offers the easiest way to access the guest list, purchase tickets and secure VIP accommodations in real-time. The company was founded in Santiago, Chile, in 2012. To learn more, visit and

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