Co-founder and CEO at Eventbrite, Inc., Julia Hartz is photographed for Forbes Magazine on August 29, 2016 in San Francisco, California. CREDIT MUST READ: Timothy Archibald/The Forbes Collection/Contour by Getty Images. (Photo by Timothy Archibald/The Forbes Collection/Contour by Getty Images)Timothy Archibald—The Forbes Col Contour by Getty Images
Hartz has worn many hats at Eventbrite. Together with her now husband, Kevin, she cofounded the online ticketing startup in 2006. In those early days, she fielded customer support calls (often late at night). As the company grew, she played a role in its marketing and recruiting efforts, before becoming CEO last year. Since she became chief executive, the unicorn company -- which raised $200 million in funding and generated $8 billion in gross ticket sales __ has officially reached profitability.
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