Julia Hartz

She's one of the few female founders in tech who's taken her company public.

Company name:
Eventbrite
Location:
San FranciscoCA 
Founded:
2006
Industry:
The Platform Economy
Co-founders:
Kevin Hartz, Renaud Visage
Julia Hartz. Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

Julia Hartz has had a rollercoaster ride of a year. In September 2018, the co-founder and CEO of ticketing platform Eventbrite took her company public in a wildly successful IPO that raised more than $240 million and valued her company at $1.75 billion. Last year, the company helped about 800,000 creators produce nearly four million events across 170 countries. Its market cap had soared to more than $2.4 billion when its momentum abruptly halted in March: Eventbrite missed Wall Street’s earnings estimate in its first quarterly report. “That’s a straightforward thing for the company to understand,” says a matter-of-fact Hartz. For her and her company, being public means getting back to basics. “We’ve almost rediscovered our founding DNA,” she says. “That’s been a great springboard for us.” --Guadalupe Gonzalez

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Twitter:
@eventbrite