San Francisco, Calif. – March 27, 2013 – Eventbrite, the self-service, online ticketing platform, today announced that it has helped event organizers around the world issue over 100 million tickets and registrations, and process $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales since the founding of the company in 2006. These milestones illustrate accelerating growth:
• Tickets Sold: Eventbrite has doubled the total number of tickets processed—to 100 million—since it reached 50 million tickets issued in February 2012.
• Gross Ticket Sales: One-third of Eventbrite’s gross ticket sales were processed in the last nine months, putting the company at $1.5 billion in cumulative sales.
The accelerated growth and adoption confirms the global and universal need for a platform that makes it easy to create event pages, capture attendee information, leverage social media for promotion, and accept payments. At the same time, the company is addressing a need for event attendees by making it easy to discover events near them, receive recommendations based on their interests and the events their friends are attending, and to store their tickets – all via Eventbrite.com and the Eventbrite mobile applications (iOS Eventbrite app and Android Eventbrite app).
Organizers around the world use Eventbrite to ticket events of all sizes and types – from small classes, to concerts, festivals and conventions for tens of thousands of attendees. The platform is localized in 14 countries and 7 languages, and was used by organizers and attendees in 179 countries in the last year.
In 2012 alone, Eventbrite organizers sold over 35 million tickets and registrations for over 500,000 events globally. Julia Hartz, President and co-founder, explains, “We originally created Eventbrite to support the organizers of small and mid-sized events, who never before had access to technologically-sophisticated planning and event management software. Now, as our team grows and our product evolves, we can reach these thrilling milestones, while simultaneously serving those organizers and organizers of larger, more complex events. We are so inspired by anyone who brings people together, and we want to make it easier for people to gather around their interests and passions.”
To celebrate this milestone, Eventbrite has created a video titled “Don’t Just Sit There” which champions the diverse event-goers who are using Eventbrite to find and attend events. It can be viewed at http://www.eventbrite.com/l/dontjustsitthere.
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 100 million tickets worldwide and processed over $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales. The online event registration service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite’s investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.