Hello, I am
Jigar is the co-founder and CEO of The Ticket Fairy, a digital marketing, ticketing and analytics solution that helps live events to increase revenue and lower risk, through greater reach and data, and lower operational costs. The platform also solves consumer issues such as ticket scalping and resale fraud.
The Ticket Fairy is backed by some of the most respected tech investors in the industry, such as the creators of YouTube, Twitch and Reddit.
Jigar is a British-born multipreneur, starting his first micro-venture at the age of 12 and founding multiple businesses in and around the fields of technology, real estate and international trade in the United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates, India, Australia and New Zealand.
He was invited to become a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK) - the UK’s professional chartered body for leadership and management - and is a member of the Indo-European Business Forum (UK) - an independent body promoting bilateral trade and investment between India and the UK & Europe. He created and is a featured columnist for the online publication, ‘The F*cking Word’; is a developing artist and qualified audio engineer, producing experimental music that is cross-culture and multi-genre; and is spearheading programs of philanthropy and social justice.
Skills / Expertise
Leadership and management
Branding and identity development
Product design and strategy
Consumer experience design
Business development strategy
Music production and videography
Press and Media Coverage
“The events industry is more important than ever, with artists making the bulk of their income from touring instead of record sales, and demand from fans for live experiences is increasing at a global level,” Jigar concludes...June 2019
The Ticket Fairy, created by brothers Jigar and Ritesh Patel, has flipped the event ticketing industry on its head. Instead of just being a generic transactional...September 2020
It’s creating quite a buzz and offers the potential to disrupt the industry. The startup is called The Ticket Fairy and was co-founded by Ritesh and Jigar Patel...July 2020
Eventually, though, co-founders Ritesh and Jigar Patel say The Ticket Fairy hopes to earn promoters so much money that they ditch their contracts...August 2015
The Ticket Fairy, created by brothers Jigar and Ritesh Patel, has flipped the event ticketing industry on its head. Instead of just being a generic...September 2020
New Zealand Herald
Ritesh Patel, who co-founded Ticket Fairy with his brother Jigar, says his company still has to add support for allocated seatings...June 2019
Another UK app, The Ticket Fairy, also set up by Aussie expats Jigar and Ritesh Patel, is due this year. Its advanced technology challenges scalping through...June 2019
The Ticketing Bussines
Developed by brothers Jigar and Ritesh Patel, with teams currently in California, London, Auckland and Mumbai, the Ticket Fairy platform allows...June 2019
Jigar advised that Australia has “always been an important market” and that Ticket Fairy is looking to “grow the events economy” in the country...June 2019
The Music Network
“We’ve always known there was a place for Ticket Fairy, but it took some time not to be seen as just another ticketing platform,” explains Jigar...June 2019
The biggest challenge used to be getting a meeting. Event organizers were exhausted with ticketing companies, and that’s exactly what we were seen to be. Innovation had forgotten our industry, and even when...March 2021