Skip to content partners with LISNR to enable contactless mobile ticketing across Africa, a self-service ticketing platform for event creators, has partnered with LISNR to enable a seamless mobile ticketing experience for their customers. 

This is an exciting partnership as the smart ticketing market is experiencing hypergrowth, projected to hit $21.33 billion with a 14.5% CAGR by 2028.  More specifically, Africa finds itself well-positioned to be the main contributor to that projected growth, possessing a significant younger population alongside rapidly increasing smartphone penetration. Their event ticket revenue alone is expected to hit $888 million in 2022.  

This couldn’t come at a better time as is experiencing some incredible growth. Their revenue grew 11x year-on-year in Q1 of 2022 as they worked on expanding their ticketing capabilities. 

“This partnership with LISNR will help give our event creators the most seamless and secure way of offering an excellent mobile experience to our guests. From verifying guest identity to the secure authorization of payment, LISNR will help us deliver a self-service ticketing platform in Africa that is second to none.” – Folayemi Agusto, CEO,  

As the smart ticketing market heats up, the corresponding demand for proximity solutions has increased as well, expected to reach $26.4 Billion by 2027. This bodes well for LISNR as they are set to deliver another proximity solution within one of the fastest growing regions in Africa. 

“ is aiming to be the self-service ticketing platform in all of Africa. Tix has entrusted LISNR as its proximity solution partner to enable a seamless and secure user experience. Our experience working with innovative ticketing platforms dates back to 2016 and our work with Ticketmaster.“ – Eric Allen, CEO, LISNR


Tix is a self-service ticketing platform that gives event creators the tools they need to build beautiful experiences. Our products integrate ticketing, admissions, payment technology, virtual venues, and promotion and audience engagement tools to simplify operations and drive sales for event creators. Tix is currently available in Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. 


LISNR’s proximity solutions ensure secure, seamless and contactless data transfer. Powered by a ubiquitous device & OS platform, LISNR’s non-captive near-field association provides proof-present authentication enabled through proximity tokens. From entry validation to payments and fulfillment, LISNR empowers merchant micro-moments across the customer journey. Headquartered in Cincinnati, LISNR is currently deployed in 8 countries via multiple global partners. LISNR powers transactions and connects the online to offline customer journey globally with the most advanced near Ultrasonic Data Platform. Founded in 2012, LISNR’s major investors include Visa, Intel, Jump Capital, Mercury Fund, R/GA, and Synchrony Financial. To learn more about the LISNR technology visit: or email