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Company Overview

Goldstar is the world's largest online seller of excess tickets to live entertainment.

February 2002
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 277, Altadena, CA 91003-0277
Our Mission:
Making it easy for people to go out more by providing fun ideas, half-price tickets, member reviews and everything you need for great nights out.
Metro Areas:
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Inland Empire
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • New York/New Jersey
  • Orange County
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco/East Bay
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
Venue Partners:
Approximately 4,000
Events Offered:
2,400-2,500 available at one time

Executive Officers

Robert Graff, CTO

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Robert Graff is the co-founder and CTO of Goldstar. Robert is responsible for product development and system operations. Before launching Goldstar, Robert was Director of Production for venture-backed Kiko Inc., and previous to that, headed Yahoo! GeoCities' Sales Production. Robert has more than 10 years of experience in creating consumer products and is a graduate of UCLA.

Jim McCarthy, CEO

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Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar. A 15-year veteran of the Internet and e-commerce, Jim has spent his entire career in high-growth businesses and likes to share his knowledge and insight with others. He’s the editor and main contributor to, a website for live entertainment and arts marketers. He’s the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway. He’s spoken at conferences all over the world, including TED, SXSW, INTIX and more. His articles have been in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider. Jim studied English at Harvard University and received an MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Richard Webster, Co-Founder

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Richard Webster is the co-founder of Goldstar. In his previous role as CFO and COO of Goldstar he was responsible for finance operations and the management of all ticket supplier relationships. Before founding Goldstar, Rich was Vice President of Business Development at Kiko Inc., and previous to that was an integral manager of manufacturing, logistics, and business development for a family-founded medical device company, now part of Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson Company. He also had a successful career at Morgan Stanley and Co., Inc. Rich earned his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.​