February 11, 2019

Julia Hartz Founded Eventbrite With Her Fiancé. Then She Took His Job.

By David Gelles

Conventional wisdom has it that mixing professional and personal relationships is unwise. Julia Hartz ignored the conventional wisdom.

After college and a few years bouncing around the media business, she co-founded Eventbrite, the ticketing website, with a team that included her fiancé at the time, Kevin Hartz.

That was in January 2006. Today, Eventbrite is on track for almost $300 million in annual sales, and Ms. Hartz has made the transition from president to chief executive, a job she took over from her husband.