Chicago-area based TicketsNow was just picked up by Ticketmaster for $265 million.

I’ve been fortunate to meet Mike a few times and have always been impressed by his humble, genuine nature.

He started TicketsNow out of his one-bedroom apartment with no VC in 1999. Last year they sold about $200 million worth of tickets. TicketsNow is an inspirational success story built on a solid vision, hard work, real value, and good decisions.

Congrats to Mike and his entire team.