Kevin Hartz is a Co- Founder & Chairman of Eventbrite, a ticketing service that allows people to create and find events all over the world.
Hartz began his career at Silicon Graphics (SGI) as the product manager for Virtual reality browser Cosmo Player. Subsequently, Hartz was a co-founder of ConnectGroup, a startup providing high-speed Internet access to the hotel Industry. Five months after incorporating the company, it was acquired by LodgeNet.
In 2001, Hartz co-founded Xoom, an international money remittance business, along with Alan Braverman. He served as CEO of Xoom until 2005 and served on the Board of Directors of Xoom through its 2012 IPO and subsequent acquisition by PayPal in 2015 for a total equity value of $1.1 Billion.
Hartz founded Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing platform, in 2006 with his wife Julia Hartz and Renaud Visage. Hartz is currently on the Board of Directors for Eventbrite (Chairman) and Lookout.