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Company Overview

Goldstar is the world's largest online seller of half-price tickets to a broad range of 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
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas / Fort Worth
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Inland Empire
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami / Ft. Lauderdale
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • National
  • New York
  • North Jersey
  • Oakland / East Bay
  • Orange County
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Providence
  • Richmond
  • Sacramento
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
Venue Partners:
Approximately 4,000
Events Offered:
2,100-2,200 available at one time

Executive Officers

Robert Graff, CTO

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Robert Graff 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 experience in creating consumer products and is a graduate of UCLA.

Jim McCarthy, CEO

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Jim McCarthy focuses on business development through strategic marketing for Goldstar. Before launching Goldstar in February 2002, Jim was Vice President of Marketing for venture-backed Kiko, Inc., and previous to that developed highly successful sales products for GeoCities until its acquisition by Yahoo! in 1999. He has penned articles on e-commerce and niche marketing for such publications as E-Commerce Times, has been a featured lecturer at such conferences as InTix and Ticket Summit, and was invited to participate in the TED conference in 2008 and 2009. Jim is a graduate of the Anderson School at UCLA and Harvard University.

Richard Webster, CFO and COO

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Richard Webster is responsible for finance operations and the management of all ticket supplier relationships. Prior to 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.