Kevin Hartz is Co-Founder & CEO of Eventbrite, a company that enables event creation, promotion, and ticket sales; while also helping people discover events that match their passions. Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company, servicing more than 30 countries worldwide.
Kevin began his career as a product manager and later co-founded ConnectGroup, a start-up providing high-speed Internet access to the hotel industry. ConnectGroup was acquired by Lodgenet (NASDAQ: LNET). Kevin holds a BAS from Stanford University, as well as an MA from Oxford University (University College).
He has been an active early stage investor and advisor to start-ups including PayPal, Pinterest,Lookout, Milo (acquired by eBay), TripIt (acquired by Concur (nasd: CNQR)) Flixster, Airbnb, Yammer, and Trulia. You can view his full portfolio here. In his spare time, Kevin advises university students on entrepreneurship through Youniversity Ventures. Kevin lives in San Francisco with his wife, Julia, and two young daughters.