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General Information
CategoryConsumer Web
DescriptionLocal events and entertainment guides


San Mateo, USA
1875 South Grant Street
Suite 800
San Mateo, CA


Chief Financial Officer
Vice President Sales
Board Member
Scientific Advisor
Senior Director of Business Development


TOTAL $31.2M
Seed, 10/2005
Red Rock Ventures
Series A, 11/2006
VantagePoint Capital Partners
Red Rock Ventures
Series B, 9/2008
VantagePoint Capital Partners
Red Rock Ventures




Zvents is a leading producer of local entertainment guides online, helping more than 12 million monthly users find fun and interesting things to do in their local area, and helping thousands of event advertisers increase attendance at their events.

More than 15,000 event advertisers work with Zvents every month to promote a wide range of local events and activities, including live music, performing arts, sporting events and community activities.

The company was founded in March 2005 to help people discover events in the Bay Area, but has since expanded to include information about events across most cities in the US, as well as events in the UK, Canada and Ireland. The Zvents Network includes more than 290 media sites, including leading local sites like, the San Jose Mercury News, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News as well as large national partners like Bing, and

Key differentiators for the business are their large network of media partners, a unique and powerful time-based local search technology, and a vibrant community of content contributors across all markets and event categories.

Traffic from the Zvents Media Network has nearly doubled in the last 12 months according to Quantcast

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    Zvents was acquired by StubHub. (12/15/11)
    Posted 4/29/12 at 5:52pm via
  • Check
    Zvents added Derek Hanson as Vice President Sales. (1/27/09)
    Posted 9/25/09 at 8:00am
  • Dollar
    Zvents received $24M in Series B funding. (9/30/08)
    Posted 9/30/08 at 4:08pm via
  • Check
    Zvents — Zvents Secures $24 Million in Funding from Nokia Growth Partners, AT&T & NAVTEQ (9/30/08)
    Posted 10/2/08 at 6:45am via
  • Check
    Zvents — SFGate, the Online Version of The San Francisco Chronicle, Partners With Zvents to Provide Local Search for Millions of Bay Area Users (9/9/08)
    Posted 9/23/08 at 10:20am via
  • Check
    Zvents — Zvents Powers mtvU Campus Daily Guides (8/26/08)
    Posted 9/23/08 at 10:18am via
  • Check
    Zvents — Zvents Teams With The Denver Post to Introduce "PoliticsWest (8/25/08)
    Posted 9/23/08 at 10:20am via
  • Check
    Zvents — Zvents Enables Local Activities and Promotions for MSN City Guides (8/4/08)
    Posted 8/4/08 at 10:32am via
  • Check
    Zvents added Amit Nithian as Lead Search & Analytics Engineer. (8/1/08)
    Posted 1/2/14 at 5:59pm
  • Check
    Zvents added Paul Levine as Board of Directors. (7/1/08)
    Posted 7/15/08 at 1:20am
  • Check
    Zvents added Josh Tyler as Engineering Manager. (6/1/08)
    Posted 4/19/13 at 5:34am
  • Dollar
    Zvents received $7M in Series A funding. (11/7/06)
    Posted 7/18/07 at 8:49pm via
  • Check
    Zvents added Somer Simpson as Senior Director, Product Management. (4/1/06)
    Posted 8/19/11 at 9:19am
  • Dollar
    Zvents received $200k in Seed funding. (10/5/05)
    Posted 8/11/07 at 4:40am via
  • Check
    Zvents added Warrick Taylor as COO. (1/1/05)
    Posted 4/19/10 at 1:08pm
  • Check
    Zvents added Kirt Thomson as Senior Director of Business Development.
    Posted 9/25/09 at 8:00am



Zvents screenshot
Above: Zvents Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/9/09



Launch DateJuly 19, 2007
Tags things-to-do, events, restaurants, movies, performers, local-search, business-listings

Zvents allows people to find out about local events going on in a particular metro-area. It acts as a search engine (searchable by event, date, and geographic area) where you can search for specific things to do or just browse categories of local events. Besides local events, Zvents also provides local information about movies, venues, and restaurants. Zvents is free and can be used without signing up for an account, but registered members have the ability to join groups to share event information with others and also add events to the site. Since the site was originally founded to provide information about local events in the Bay Area, it is most comprehensive for Bay Area local events. However, Zvents is expanding its database by city and currently has a lot of information for events going on in other major US metropolitan areas as well.

Traffic Analytics






  1. Ebay-owned StubHub acquires Zvents for event listings ( [edit]
  2. Bay Area Online Event Site, Zvents Closes First Round of Venture Funding ( [edit]
  3. Zvents Announces $7 Million in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  4. Zvents Secures $24 Million in Funding from Nokia Growth Partners, AT&T & NAVTEQ ( [edit]
  5. Zvents to Enable Local Activities and Promotions for MSN City Guides ( [edit]
    mtvU Joins the Zvents Network for Local Search and Discovery Experience ( [edit]
    2008 Democratic Convention Makes History With Local Search Navigation, Creating Hometown Accessibility and Awareness of Everything To Do at the Convention ( [edit] [edit]
    Strategic Investment Fuels Advancement in Local Search and Advertising ( [edit]
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