Eventbrite

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Eventbrite
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Type Private
Founded San Francisco, California, USA
Headquarters San Francisco, United States
Area served Worldwide
Employees 250–300
Website www.eventbrite.com
Type of site Ticket sales
Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese,
Launched 2006
Current status Active

Eventbrite is an online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events (event management) and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site's interface.[1] It also enables attendees to find and purchase tickets to these events. Founded in 2006, Eventbrite is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.[2] The company generates revenue by charging organizers a fee of 2.5% of the ticket price plus 99 cents per ticket sold, but does not charge any fee for free events.[2]

Founders[edit]

Eventbrite was founded by its CEO Kevin Hartz, its President Julia Hartz and CTO Renaud Visage. Prior to his position at the company, Kevin Hartz was involved with Paypal and the Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company.[3] Julia Hartz, wife of Kevin, was raised in Santa Cruz, CA. After studying broadcasting at Pepperdine University, she became a creative executive at FX Network in Los Angeles. Soon after the two became engaged, she moved to the Bay Area and helped co-found Eventbrite. Renaud Visage built the Eventbrite site platform. Visage started his career as a consultant with Geomatrix Consultants. He later became the Director of Engineering with Zing Networks. He has a Master of Engineering from Cornell University and from École centrale de Lyon in France.[3]

Funding[edit]

On March 18, 2011 Eventbrite raised $50 million in Series E Financing led by Tiger Global.[4] On April 22, 2013, Eventbrite raised another $60 million in growth capital financing led by Tiger Global, and including T. Rowe Price.[5] This brought their total funding to $140 million. Previous funding involved firms including Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital.[6]

Products[edit]

Eventbrite has developed two applications targeted towards event organizers. The mobile app, “Entry Manager",[7] is available for both iPhone and Android. “Entry Manager” allows organizers to see the number of tickets sold to a particular event, the number in attendance, and offers several ways to check in attendees. The mobile app also links back to the user’s page on Eventbrite, providing post-event details and an attendee summary report.[8] The newest application called "At The Door"[9] is described as a mobile box office. It allows the user to check in attendees, as well as purchase tickets and process credit cards on-site.[10]

Partnerships[edit]

Eventbrite’s API allows for the development of widgets and apps to be utilized alongside of the company's core product. Currently, the company has partnerships with Salesforce, MailChimp, Wordpress, Boomset and others.[11] The company also allows third party developers to monetize using their API key.[12] In September 2013, Eventbrite announced the acquisition of Eventioz an online ticketing service headquartered in Argentina and Lanyrd a London-based event data company.

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