As co-founder and president of Eventbrite, Julia Hartz has evolved the company from an innovative ticketing platform to the world's largest marketplace for live experiences. Since the company founding in 2006, Eventbrite has generated over 3 billion in gross ticket sales, with more than 200 million tickets processed to events and experiences around the globe. Eventbrite has secured $200M in funding, and through Hartz's leadership, has cemented its place in the "Unicorn Startup Club," reserved exclusively for companies with an over $1B valuation.
Under Hartz's guidance, company culture and optimizing workplace performance has remained an integral part of Eventbrite, which now boasts over 500 employees in eight offices around the world and has been voted one of the "Best Places to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area" six years running. In the years since founding Eventbrite, Julia has been honored as one of Inc.'s 35 under 35 in 2014, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013, and has been profiled in Forbes in both 2013 and 2015. Hartz landed in Silicon Valley via Hollywood where she began her career as a development executive at MTV and FX Networks. In today's digital age, Hartz believes that real-life, human experiences lead to individual happiness and strong global communities. This belief continues to fuel her passion while running Eventbrite today.