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Ticketfly founder steps down at Eventbrite

World News
June 14, 2019

EVENTBRITE’S PRESIDENT of music Andrew Dreskin is stepping down after two years, having joined the company in 2017 when it acquired Ticketfly, a company Dreskin co-founded in 2008 and led for seven years. 

Ticketfly was bought by streaming platform Pandora In 2015 for $335 million and then sold on to Eventbrite for $200m in 2017.

Dreskin, will step down as a company director, but remain involved in a advisory role, as part of a new multi-year agreement. 

“After more than a decade at Ticketfly, two acquisitions, and all told almost 20 years running ticketing companies, it feels like the right time for me to transition into a different role,” says Dreskin, 

Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Julia Hartz says, “We are grateful for Andrew’s dedication to leading Eventbrite’s music division since Ticketfly and Eventbrite came together, culminating in the release of the Eventbrite Music platform late last year.”

Prior to Ticketfly, Dreskin co-founded TicketWeb in 1995, the first company to sell event tickets online. He sold TicketWeb to Ticketmaster in 2000.

Last August, Eventbrite filed for a $200 million IPO (initial public offering of shares) and went public on the New York Stock Exchange on 20 September 2018.

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