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San Francisco, CA, Feb. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global ticketing and event technology platform, will establish its first European development center – the company’s fourth worldwide – in Madrid. The move further strengthens Eventbrite’s presence in Spain after having acquired Ticketea in 2018, one of the best known online ticketing companies in the country.
Eventbrite employs over 80 staff between the company’s offices in Madrid and Alicante. With the new office, scheduled to open in May this year, the company hopes to triple the team – mainly in engineering and product development – who will work in coordination with Eventbrite’s other international offices to serve event creators and attendees around the world.
Eventbrite’s new engineering center for Spain will be located in a 24,000 ft², four-floor building at number 101 in Paseo de la Habana. Apart from office space, the building will feature a cafeteria, relaxation areas, flexible work spaces, mother’s rooms for nursing mothers, a library, outdoor recreational spaces, as well as a dedicated events space, which the company hopes to open up to the local community of event creators for meetups, networking events, or tech, music, and entrepreneurial events in Madrid.
A slice of Silicon Valley work culture in Madrid
Eventbrite has been recognized by Great Place to Work as one of the 20 best companies to work for in the San Francisco Bay Area. This recognition highlights the company’s vibrant work culture, and while every Eventbrite office around the world has its own truly local flavor, they all share a common culture that is unique to Eventbrite.
Eventbrite employees have continuous access to training and language courses, sessions with experts to improve technical and management skills, and full corporate medical insurance. Eventbrite is especially committed to the health and well-being of its employees, offering various health and wellness benefits, free lunches, and dedicated family-planning support.
Javier Andrés, Eventbrite’s Country Director for Spain and Portugal, comments: “This new office isn’t just a new physical space for us. It will be the embodiment of Eventbrite’s thriving global culture, and we aim to make being here the closest thing to working in San Francisco – with a uniquely Spanish twist. Needless to say, this includes the employee benefits that Silicon Valley tech companies are famous for, and which are designed to increase the happiness, health and satisfaction of our employees."
“As a global company, we have invested heavily in a distributed model when it comes to our technical teams. As a result, we have thriving development centers across North America, South America and Europe that are fueling critical innovation for the business,” said Pat Poels, Senior Vice President of Platform at Eventbrite. “I’m excited for our future technical growth in Spain – our new hires will join a world-class team and will work on some of Eventbrite’s most important projects, making a real impact on the platform and product as we build the future of live experiences together.”
“The new development center won’t just focus on Spain, either”, adds Giuseppe Ciotta, the Engineering Director for Eventbrite in Spain. “The engineers in Madrid and Alicante will collaborate with colleagues all over the world to develop vital aspects of Eventbrite’s global platform, which is critical to the future success of the company.”
In 2017, Eventbrite issued more than 200 million tickets for more than three million events in 170 countries. In Spain, Eventbrite issued around five million tickets for tens of thousands of events last year (including Ticketea figures).
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform that provides creators of events of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live experiences around the world. Eventbrite’s powerful platform, which can be accessed online or via mobile apps, scales from basic registration and ticketing to a fully featured event management platform. Customers include Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, elrow, and Low Festival. Eventbrite was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz, and Renaud Visage and launched operations in 2006. The company has more than 1,000 employees in 14 offices around the world. In 2018 Eventbrite acquired Ticketea, one of the leading Spanish platforms for ticketing and event management.
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