Eventbrite Buys Ticketfly


The deal gives Eventbrite, which bills itself as the largest independent ticketing company in the world by number of organizers and events, access to Ticketfly’s customers and technological resources.

Reps are projecting Eventbrite will move more than 200 million tickets to 3 million events globally this year, with $4B in ticket sales. Ticketfly co-founder and CEO Andrew Dreskin is remaining in a leadership role with Eventbrite  and will “lead the company’s music efforts.”

“The union of Eventbrite and Ticketfly changes the game for the music industry. Our respective customers will benefit immensely from access to the best of what each company brings to the table,” said Julia Hartz, CEO and co-founder of Eventbrite. “Eventbrite’s proven track record of innovation and global scale combined with Ticketfly’s deep industry relationships and domain expertise is underpinned by a shared commitment to independence, and unparalleled service to our customers.”