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About Dealflicks

Dealflicks is like “Priceline for movie tickets” – users on our app can save up to 60% on movie tickets, popcorn, and soda with no convenience fees  throughout the year. 88% of movie theater seats are empty, while $50B+ is spent globally on movie tickets and concessions annually.

The 900+ theaters locations that provide discounted tickets on our app (including 12 of the top 50 chains and #4 Carmike Cinemas) love us because we help them get butts in their empty seats. We just surpassed the $4M annual revenue run rate, currently selling 120,000+ movie tickets and concessions per month.

Since launching in July 2012, Dealflicks has been featured in CNBC, The New York Times, TechCrunch, NBC, CBS, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Film Journal, The Verge, and more, and our iPhone app has been featured 10x by Apple.

We previously raised a seed of $2.9M from 500 Startups, Warner Brothers, Barbara Corcoran, Rubicon VC, XG Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and others. 

Product & Service

Users: Dealflicks offers movie ticket deals on iPhone and Android apps and desktop/mobile websites. There are no convenience fees. Users can see the movies, showtimes, and deals available at our 900+ theater locations and then checkout with 1 click once their credit card is saved. No printing required – just show up to the box office to get your tickets and concessions. Deals can be movie tickets alone or combos that include popcorn and/or soda depending on the theater.

Theaters: For theaters, Dealflicks helps them get butts in their empty seats. Currently 88% of movie theater seats are empty. They can list this inventory on the Dealflicks platform, dynamically pricing each showtime based on a number of factors including time of day, day of week, how long a movie has been out, movie studio, and more. Theaters can also vary the inventory available by showtime. There are no setup fees, monthly fees, or monthly minimums for theaters – Dealflicks only takes a ~15% cut of the inventory sold.

A Proven Model: Dealflicks has proven the model for small, independent theaters and large chains alike, showing significant increases in ticket sales, revenue, and concession sales for theaters across the country. In 2015, the 4th largest movie theater chain Carmike ran a pilot with Dealflicks in 44 of their locations. Carmike saw $7.47 in incremental revenue per Dealflicks purchase due to lift in attendance and concession purchasing. As a result, they rolled out all 270 of their locations on January 22, 2016. 

Additional Revenue Streams: In addition to the core business of selling movie tickets and concessions, Dealflicks has also started generating revenue through advertising and data monetization.

Media Mentions

Team Story

Co-founder Sean Wycliffe grew up watching a ton of movies - comedies/dramas, good/bad, opening night/5 weeks in, Netflix/Redbox - you name it, he saw it. One of the things he noticed was that there were a ton of empty seats. After doing some research, he found that 88% of theater seats are empty. That shocked him, and he had the idea for Dealflicks - yield management for movie theaters.

Kevin Hong and Sean Wycliffe worked together at a long distance marketing business 10 years ago. Sean told him about the concept for Dealflicks, and Kevin jumped on board as Sean's co-founder. 

The two of them spent months interacting with theaters, distributors, and movie-goers, eventually launching Dealflicks - a win/win for all parties.

Meet the Founders

Sean Wycliffe

CEO and Co-founder

Sean Wycliffe is the CEO and Co-founder of Dealflicks. He currently focuses on strategic partnerships, recruiting, and user experience. Prior to Dealflicks, Sean ran a business selling communications services and co-founded Project Pueblo, a nonprofit he still leads. Sean graduated from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors.

Kevin Hong

CBD and Co-founder

Kevin Hong is the Chief of Business Development and Co-founder of Dealflicks. He is a UC Riverside grad who has worked at Merrill Lynch, E*Trade Financial, and William O'Neil. His primary duties include marketing, developing / acquiring theater business, and seeking business partnerships that strengthen Dealflicks' distribution channels.

Sean Wycliffe

CEO and Co-founder

Sean Wycliffe is the CEO and Co-founder of Dealflicks. He currently focuses on strategic partnerships, recruiting, and user experience. Prior to Dealflicks, Sean ran a business selling communications services and co-founded Project Pueblo, a nonprofit he still leads. Sean graduated from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors.

Kevin Hong

CBD and Co-founder

Kevin Hong is the Chief of Business Development and Co-founder of Dealflicks. He is a UC Riverside grad who has worked at Merrill Lynch, E*Trade Financial, and William O'Neil. His primary duties include marketing, developing / acquiring theater business, and seeking business partnerships that strengthen Dealflicks' distribution channels.

Key Team Members

Erika Harris-Syas

Customer Service

Alison Honaker

Customer Service

Matthew Edwards

Full-stack Engineer

Taylor Dodds

Designer/Front-end Engineer

Steven Nguyen

Full-stack Engineer

Christian Sharp

Operations and Exhibitor Relations Manager

Tiffany Yeh

Business Development Associate

Notable Advisors & Investors

Simon Williams
500 startups

Investor, Global venture capital fund and accelerator based in Silicon Valley

Warner Bros. Media Camp

Investor, Accelerator that enables entrepreneurs to build media companies

Sierra Maya Ventures

Investor, Full-service early stage venture capital firm

Archer Gray Ventures

Investor, Media, finance, production, and venture investment company

Wavemaker Partners

Investor, Early-stage venture capital firm based in Santa Monica, CA

Beta Orion Partners

Investor, Investment company based in Colorado

Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners

Investor, Venture capital firm investing in innovative young companies

Sazze Partners

Investor, Venture capital firm focused on lasting partnerships with entrepreneurs

KAHM Capital

Investor, Venture capital fund based in Cambridge, MA backed by international investors

RosePaul Investments

Investor, Family office based in NYC investing in seed stage technology-driven startups

Imagine VC

Investor, Venture capital firm based in Los Angeles

Rubicon VC

Investor, Venture capital firm focused on technology

XG Ventures

Investor, Venture capital firm founded by early ex-Google employees

Mogility Capital, LLC, General Partner of Mogility Capital Fund, I, LP

Investor, Venture capital firm focused on technology

Eden Warner

Advisor, Founder, Payoff; former start-up CFO, Fandango

Richard Wolpert

Advisor, Former President, Disney Online; Venture Advisor, Accel Partners

Stuart Halperin

Advisor, Co-Founder, Hollywood.com; former CMO, Movietickets.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Making an Investment in Dealflicks
How does investing work?

When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by Dealflicks. Once Dealflicks accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Dealflicks in exchange for your shares. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Dealflicks.


What is the difference between preferred equity and a convertible note?

Preferred equity is usually issued to outside investors and carries rights and conditions that are different from that of common stock. For example, preferred equity may include rights that prevent or minimize the effects of dilution or grants special privileges in situations when the company is sold.

A convertible note is a unique form of debt that converts into equity, usually in conjunction with a future financing round. The investor effectively loans money to a startup with the expectation that they will receive equity in the company in the future at a discounted price per share when the company raises its next round of financing.

To learn more about startup investment types check out “How to Choose a Startup Investment” in our academy.


What will I need to complete my investment?

To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

  1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
  2. Employment and employer information
  3. Net worth and income information
  4. Social Security Number or government-issued identification
  5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

What if I change my mind about investing?

Until a closing occurs, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your shares have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please email us at cancellations@seedinvest.com. Please include your name, the company's name, the amount, the investment number, and the date your made your investment.


After My Investment
How can I sell my shares in the future?

Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares. Right now Dealflicks does not plan to list these shares on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Dealflicks may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when Dealflicks either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.


How do I keep track of this investment?

You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement.


Other General Questions
What is this page about?

This is Dealflicks's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity.


What are the risks of this investment?

This investment is highly speculative and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to risk the entire investment amount. In addition to these risks, you should carefully consider the specific information and risks disclosed in Dealflicks’s profile.