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Have You Thought of Starting a Business With Your Half?

Valentine's day is just two days away and prior to it we would like to give you some food for thought by telling you about Kevin and Julia Hartz. This couple founded Eventbrite in 2006 in San Francisco, California and successfully develops the company until these days.  It is valued at more than $1 billion.

Eventbrite, Inc. develops a platform that allows people to find and create events. The company’s platform enables to plan events, such as event academy, classes and workshops, conferences, endurance, food and drink, music, nonprofits and fundraisers, performing and visual arts, politics, and reunions. Its platform also allow to sell tickets, register online, post events, manage events online, event management and register event for free online (Bloomberg, 2016).

We at MikyNiky Consulting are also using their services and are quite happy with them. For instance, you can easily register for our upcoming free consulting event through Eventbrite by just clicking at the following link:

Before founding Eventbrite, Kevin Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO of Eventbrite served as Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation (NASD: XOOM), an international money transfer company. He has served as an early-stage investor and advisor to successful startups including Paypal, Pinterest and Airbnb (Eventbrite, 2016).

Similarly, Julia didn’t start her career right from Eventbrite. Prior founding the company, Julia served as a television development executive at MTV and FX Networks. Now she is building, evolving and sustaining the growing team of 500 employees and award-winning company culture (Eventbrite, 2016).

There are a lot of examples of couples who founded their own business together (Forbes, 2014), thus you can do that too. In case you have questions along the way or have doubts about where and how to start, we are here to answer all your questions.



Bloomberg Business, 2016.  "Eventbrite, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek". N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016., 2016. "Eventbrite - Meet The Britelings". N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016., 2014. "Forbes Welcome". N.p., 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016.


Liana Khutsiyan, MSc in Applied Corporate Brand Management