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Eventbrite Named a 2009 'Webware 100' Winner for Best Commerce Site


Online events marketplace is go-to destination for over one million event attendees worldwide.

May 28, 2009: San Francisco, CA - Eventbrite, the online events marketplace, today announced that it received a 2009 Webware 100 award for Best Commerce Site by Webware, a CNET site. The Web 2.0 user community cast more than 630,000 votes in an online voting poll which ultimately selected the winners. Finalists for the 2009 Webware 100 Awards were selected by the editors of Webware.

The 2009 Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Webware editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. A complete list of the winners can be found at www.webware.com/100.

Eventbrite is a clear leader in the event ticketing marketplace. Winner of last year's PayPal Star Developer award for Most Innovative Application, Eventbrite defines ease-of-use and high-value in online event promotion, registration and ticketing. One of the Web's most trusted and high-traffic events destinations, Eventbrite is also a top 10 Facebook Connect site, showing solid growth in online viral event promotion using social media. Tickets are sold through Eventbrite for events in over 300 international cities, representing more than one million registered attendees around the world.

"As we strive to be the world's marketplace for events, Eventbrite is honored to be named alongside commerce giants Amazon, PayPal, and Craigslist," said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. "Our focus on helping users sell out their events through viral online promotion continues to attract event holders of all sizes, and we look forward to continued growth."

"This annual listing has become such an essential resource for people who want to learn more about Web 2.0 and the many ways it can help them stay connected," said Rafe Needleman, editor at Webware and CNET. "The Web 2.0 community and our editors ultimately selected the very best sites, services and applications that have made a lasting impression."

To view all the winners and finalists, go to: http://www.webware.com/100.

About Eventbrite
Eventbrite is an online events marketplace where tens of thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes manage, promote and sell out their events. With over five million registrations to date and over ten thousand new events published every month, Eventbrite is bringing explosive growth to the events industry by making it easy for anyone to host a successful event. With a suite of free and easy-to-use online tools, Eventbrite empowers event organizers with everything they need to create a professional online presence and to effectively promote their events on the Web. Eventbrite collects a fee only if you sell tickets, and free events are totally free. As the World's Marketplace for Events, Eventbrite proudly serves event organizers from almost every industry, as well as thousands of non-profits, universities, libraries and faith-based organizations from all over the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and additional information is available at www.eventbrite.com.

Media Contacts:

Susan Wise
Greenough Communications for Eventbrite
swise [at] greenoughcom.com
650-646-3268 x11

Tamara Mendelsohn
Community Manager
press [at] eventbrite.com



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