MADRID, Spain (CelebrityAccess) — Ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite announced it has expanded its presence in Spain with the launch of its first European development center in Madrid.
Eventbrite’s new engineering center for Spain will be located in a 24,000 square-foot, four-floor building at number 101 in Paseo de la Habana. Apart from office space, the building will feature a cafeteria, relaxation areas, flexible work spaces, mother’s rooms for nursing mothers, a library, outdoor recreational spaces, as well as a dedicated events space, which the company hopes to open up to the local community of event creators for meetups, networking events, or tech, music, and entrepreneurial events in Madrid.
Eventbrite first made inroads into the Iberian nation with their 2018 acquisition of Ticketea, one of the best known online ticketing platforms in the country and the company currently has about 80 staffers at its offices in Madrid and Alicante.
With the new office, scheduled to open in May this year, the company hopes to triple the team – mainly in engineering and product development, the company said.
“This new office isn’t just a new physical space for us. It will be the embodiment of Eventbrite’s thriving global culture, and we aim to make being here the closest thing to working in San Francisco – with a uniquely Spanish twist. Needless to say, this includes the employee benefits that Silicon Valley tech companies are famous for, and which are designed to increase the happiness, health, and satisfaction of our employees,” said Javier Andrés, Eventbrite’s Country Director for Spain and Portugal.
“The new development center won’t just focus on Spain, either”, adds Giuseppe Ciotta, the Engineering Director for Eventbrite in Spain. “The engineers in Madrid and Alicante will collaborate with colleagues all over the world to develop vital aspects of Eventbrite’s global platform, which is critical to the future success of the company.”