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VC-backed Eventbrite taps Twitter’s Sellier for VP of product

Online ticketing service Eventbrite has named Laurent Sellier as its vice president of product. Previously, Sellier worked at Twitter. Eventbrite’s backers include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, DAG Ventures and Tenaya Capital.


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

Eventbrite, the global self-service ticketing and event discovery platform, today announced the hiring of Laurent Sellier as its vice president of product. Sellier will oversee and drive the strategy behind Eventbrite product, including the company’s ticketing and registration technology for organizers, and innovative mobile and web consumer products that enable people everywhere to discover relevant experiences and events.

Sellier comes to Eventbrite most recently from Twitter, where he was a director of product focused on product strategy for Twitter’s mobile apps suite, and led Twitter’s recent redesign of the product used by more than 250 million people around the world. Most recently, he led a cross functional team focused on accelerating Twitter’s adoption in emerging markets.

Prior to Twitter, Sellier lead the team at Amazon that brought Kindle to market and was instrumental in building the multi-billion dollar Kindle business from the ground up. His last project at Amazon was to bring the award winning Kindle Paperwhite to market.

“There are few people in the world who have the depth and breadth of experience we are looking for as we build our discovery product and round out Eventbrite as the global marketplace for live experiences,” said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. “Laurent’s passion for Eventbrite combined with the wealth of experience he brings from Twitter and Amazon in discovery, mobile, social, consumer and marketplace businesses is unmatched, and we are thrilled to have him lead our worldwide product strategy.”

As VP of Product at Eventbrite, Sellier will build on the success of Eventbrite’s ticketing and registration technology products and strategically develop the consumer side of Eventbrite’s business, including discovery and mobile applications.

“Being at the nexus of technology, mobile, and events, Eventbrite has a unique opportunity to connect people around the world to great live experiences,” said Laurent Sellier, vice president of product at Eventbrite. “Eventbrite’s traction on the organizer side of the business has been extraordinary, and I’m thrilled to be on board to build a robust attendee discovery product, and bring to life the events marketplace that is waiting to happen on Eventbrite.”

Sellier joins the executive team at Eventbrite along with other recent hires, including April Chang, VP of Consumer Engineering; and David Good, Director of Discovery Engineering – both hired this summer.

Each week, Eventbrite processes over one million tickets to events around the world, and has processed over 200 million tickets since inception in 2006. In 2013, the company processed over $1 billion in gross ticket sales for events ranging from small yoga workshops and tours to large-scale festivals and concerts with tens of thousands of attendees.

Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event, and has sold over 200 million tickets and registrations worldwide. In 2013 alone, the company processed $1 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in 190 countries. The online event ticketing service makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite’s investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at