FORTUNE -- Eventbrite president Julia Hartz is on a roll. Less than one year after raising $60 million to expand the startup she founded with her husband Kevin, the entrepreneurial couple has quietly raised some $60 million more in venture capital -- at a $1 billion company valuation, according to my Fortune colleague Dan Primack.
This means that Hartz, 34, has turned out to be a prescient pick for Fortune's 2013 class of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. She was one of 10 female founders honored last fall at the Fortune MPW Summit. Eventbrite nicely meets the Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs selection criteria because it is innovative and game-changing in a big way: Aiming to build the largest marketplace for events, Eventbrite processed more than $1 billion in gross ticket scales last year. With 330 employees in the U.S., the UK and Latin America, the San Francisco-based company has sold tickets in 198 countries and will use its new funding for further expansion and product development.
Hartz began her career in cable television, at MTV (VIA) and then FX (FOX) before taking the entrepreneurial route. What has she learned building a startup to $1 billion in market value? Three things, she told us:
1. I've learned that having candid conversations is just about the most valuable thing I can do with my time. When a group of people can sit down with each other and get real, be frank about the challenges we're facing as well as the goals we want to meet, it's a lot easier to divide and conquer.
2. I had to learn how to ask for help. I had to learn how to receive it! Everyone always thinks it's brave to go out alone. But I think it's even braver to put yourself out there in front of others and figure out how to work together.
3. I learned that the key to a successful business is to hire people who are way smarter and more competent than you. It's so important to trust the people you work with. I'm really happy to be able to say that I do.
One woman left a big job at BP (BP) to start a "green" construction company that's disrupting the $7 trillion global building market.
Another woman ended her career in TV production to co-found a tech-centric ticketing business that has sold more than 130 million tickets to events worldwide.
Another woman organized the booming blogger community and created a multi-media company that reaches an audience of 92 million monthly.
These and seven other female MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 10, 2013 12:58 PM ET
FORTUNE -- One of this year's Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs multitasks in Hollywood. She's a movie star.
Another 2012 MPW Entrepreneur just sold her company to Google (GOOG) for a reported $350 million.
Another winner, nominated by Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg, sold her company to LinkedIn (LNKD) for $119 million this year.
These three startup queens are Jessica Alba of The Honest Co., Victoria Ransom of Wildfire Interactive, and Rashmi Sinha MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 31, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Do you know an extraordinary female founder of an emerging global startup?
Or are you--yes, you!--a potential 2012 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur?
We 're extending the deadline to Wednesday, August 1, to nominate or apply to be selected as a 2012 Fortune MPW Entrepreneur. We're looking for female entrepreneurs at innovative, game-changing startups, based anywhere in the world, with revenue between $1 million and $25 million. We'll invite our 2012 honorees MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 24, 2012 12:50 PM ET
Do you know a woman who is building a game-changing startup? She could be a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur.
The 2012 Fortune MPW Entrepreneur program is open for nominations and applications. Each year, Fortune recognizes 10 emerging female founders of innovative, groundbreaking companies. We're looking for emerging female entrepreneurs at thriving businesses, based anywhere in the world, with revenue between $1 million and $25 million. We'll invite the 2012 winners MOREPatricia Sellers - Jul 2, 2012 10:54 AM ET
Fortune's editors have chosen the 2011 Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. From a pool of 131 applicants, we've selected (not easily) 10 extraordinary innovators, game-changers and groundbreakers whose startups generated $1 million to $25 million in annual revenue last year--but appear poised to become large and global businesses.
That is, these women could be on the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list someday. (This year's U.S. and international rankings will MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 13, 2011 1:28 PM ET
Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs 2011 is open for nominations and applications.
Each year, Fortune recognizes 10 female entrepreneurs who are outstanding game changers, groundbreakers, and innovators. We invite them as our special guests to the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit (this year, October 3-5 in Laguna Niguel, CA) and we share their success stories with our readers.
We're on the hunt for female founders of thriving U.S. or international companies with MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 30, 2011 11:08 AM ET
by Patricia Sellers
Delivering a talk on Women and Power in Princeton on Thursday night, I tossed out a term that the crowd really liked: Raise the roof!
As I told the 400 people gathered at the YWCA "Tribute to Women" dinner, the "glass ceiling" concept is out of date--and let's rethink how far corporate women have come.
Not that bias against female managers has gone away--far from it, as I've written right MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 7, 2011 7:34 AM ET
Check out the gallery of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, published on Fortune.com and CNNMoney.com today.
Here on Postcards, we've been sharing stories and videos of the 10 women-run start-ups that we honored in this new program, a partnership between Fortune and American Express (AXP). Small-business innovators like these women are key to economic recovery in the U.S. Fortune chose these 10 not only for their achievement so far MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 18, 2009 1:02 PM ET
by Patricia Sellers
New-product innovation tends to be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
Here's that 1% that led to the creation of a hot little company called Sheex: One afternoon in the summer of 2007, Susan Walvius, then the head women's basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, was at practice and wearing a pair of over-sized, super-soft, performance-fabric shorts. "I'd love to have bedsheets made out of this stuff," Walvius MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 15, 2009 12:08 PM ET
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