San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
Eventbrite, the fastest growing social commerce company, today announced that Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder & CEO of Yelp, joined Eventbrite’s Board of Advisors. Eventbrite offers event organizers across a wide breadth of industries an easy-to-use, elegant, and simple way to manage, promote and sell out their events. Stoppelman will serve as a strategic advisor, contributing his in-depth experience in local market development and social media.
“Jeremy is an outstanding entrepreneur and will add tremendous value to Eventbrite”, said Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite. “Jeremy brings to the table a deep understanding of consumer behavior and products.”
Jeremy co-founded Yelp in July 2004 with former colleague and friend Russel Simmons. Prior to Yelp, he attended Harvard Business School and was the VP of engineering at PayPal. Yelp is today the leading local business guide, hosting over 26 million unique visitors per month and over 9 million reviews.
“Eventbrite is delivering an innovative and disruptive service to the market,” said Stoppelman. “I am honored to be involved.”
Eventbrite empowers anyone to host successful live gatherings of any type or size by providing an easy way to manage, promote and sell out the event. The company is transforming the way event holders reach attendees by leveraging the powerful relevancy found in a user's social graph to enable the sharing of events with friends and colleagues. By creating this social commerce platform, Eventbrite empowers event holders of any size or scale to reach the people that care about their events more easily and effectively.
Stoppelman joins a list of all-star investors and advisors, including Michael and Xochi Birch, Co-Founders of Bebo, Joe Greenstein, Co-Founder and CEO of Flixster, Jawed Karim, Co-Founder of YouTube, David Sacks, founder and CEO of Yammer, Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital and prolific angel investors Ron Conway, Jeff Clavier and Keith Rabois. The company also recently announced that Sean Moriarty, former CEO of Ticketmaster, joined the Board of Directors, adding to the impressive team of industry luminaries supporting the company’s social commerce platform.
Eventbrite is the world’s largest, fastest growing social commerce company. We empower anyone to host successful live experiences of any type or size by providing an easy way to manage, promote and sell out the event. Eventbrite brings together transactions with social interactions to allow events to live, flourish and take flight anywhere online. The net result is an intensely social transaction experience that at once helps events sell out, while creating a whirlwind of conversation and social engagement around them. Eventbrite is the engine for a new generation of live experiences. Eventbrite is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital. For more information, go to http://www.eventbrite.com.
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