Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), a global self-service ticketing, marketing, and experience technology platform, today announced the election of April Underwood to the company’s Board of Directors. She is joining the board as a Class I Director and brings with her an extensive and impressive background in technology. Currently, Underwood is the Co-founder of #ANGELS, a woman owned and operated angel-investing collective focused on helping grow technology startups.
“April’s credentials and accomplishments throughout her career in advising technology companies on both product and strategy development make her an invaluable addition to our board of directors,” said Julia Hartz, CEO and Co-founder of Eventbrite. “Her experience in working with some of the world’s largest companies, supporting and investing in technology’s newest startups is going to greatly impact our community of creators and further accelerate Eventbrite’s success.”
Underwood has held various executive and leadership roles at technology companies including Chief Product Officer at Slack Technologies Inc. and Director of Product at Twitter, in addition to product and engineering roles at Google, Travelocity and Intel. Most recently, she was Chief Executive Officer of Nearby, a platform of hyperlocal marketplaces, which she founded. Underwood has served on the Board of Directors of Zillow Group since February 2017 and TPB Acquisition Corp. since February 2021. She holds a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems and Business Honors from The University of Texas at Austin, and an M.B.A. from The University of California at Berkeley (Haas).
“Eventbrite sits at the intersection of creators and their communities, providing a platform for individuals to form meaningful bonds that enrich their lives,” said Underwood. “I look forward to helping the team continue to innovate and create a more connected society which is needed now more than ever.”
The election of Underwood underscores the company’s commitment to delivering a world class self-service platform that empowers event creators to host in-person and online events. With over 290 million tickets distributed for over 5 million total events in 2021 in nearly 180 countries, Eventbrite continues to serve as a leading and premier global destination for both creators and consumers looking to cultivate connection, build community and showcase their authenticity.
Eventbrite is a global self-service ticketing, marketing, and experience technology platform that serves a community of hundreds of thousands of event creators in nearly 180 countries. Since inception, Eventbrite has been at the center of the experience economy, transforming the way people organize and attend events. The company was founded by Julia Hartz, Kevin Hartz and Renaud Visage, with a vision to build a self-service platform that would make it possible for anyone to create and sell tickets to live experiences. The Eventbrite platform provides an intuitive, secure, and reliable service that enables creators to plan and execute their live and online events, whether it’s an annual culinary festival attracting thousands of foodies, a professional webinar, a weekly yoga workshop or a youth dance class. With over 290 million tickets distributed to more than 5 million experiences in 2021, Eventbrite is where people all over the world discover new things to do or new ways to do more of what they love. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.