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Stanford University, BA, BS
University of Oxford, MA

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Kevin Hartz

Kevin Hartz is the Co-Founder & CEO of Eventbrite and an early-stage investor. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company providing remittance services to over 40 countries worldwide. Xoom’s investors include Sequoia Capital, NEA, Fidelity Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank Capital, Stanford University, and Peter Thiel.

Kevin previously Co-Founded ConnectGroup, a start-up providing high-speed Internet access to the hotel industry that was acquired in 1998 by LodgeNet (LNET). Kevin has also worked in venture capital as an associate at Outlook Ventures and as a product manager at SGI.

Kevin has been an early-stage investor and advisor to numerous startups, including PayPal, Pinterest, Geni, Friendster, Airbnb, Counsyl, Milo, Skybox Imaging, Palantir, Indinero, TripIt, Flixster, Adnectar, Yammer, TokBox, iControl, Boku, Lookout, Anonymizer, and Trulia. Kevin is a partner with Youniversity Ventures, a fund launched by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim. He is also a Special Technology Partner at Sequoia Capital, and an LP at The Founders Fund, and NEA. You can learn more about kevin at www.kevinhartz.com.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Pinterest 5/2011Series A$10M7
Friend.ly 1/2011Series A$5M12
Pinterest 1/2010Angel$500k10
Milo 11/2009Series A$4M17
Eventbrite 12/2008Series A$1.5M13
Milo 11/2008Seed$950k8
AdNectar 8/2008Seed4
TownHog 5/2008Seed$1.88M4
DotBlu 1/2007Angel$250k3
Eventbrite 11/2006Seed$250k1
iControl Networks 4/2006Series A$5M3
Flixster 2/2006Angel$175k3
Trulia 9/2005Series A$2.1M3
PayPal 1/1999Series A3



  1. Pinterest Has Already Pinned Down $10M At A $40M Valuation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. Milo, a Site to Help People Shop Offline, Attracts Investors (bits.blogs.nytimes.com) [edit]
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