Eventbrite is expanding its presence in Spain by establishing its first European development centre in Madrid.

The San-Francisco-based company acquired Spanish online ticketing company Ticketea in 2018.

Eventbrite employs more than 80 staff between the company’s offices in Madrid and Alicante.

With the new office, scheduled to open in May this year, Eventbrite said it hopes to triple its team. New engineers and product development staff will make up the bulk of employees, working in coordination with the firm’s other international offices to support event creators and attendees globally.

Javier Andrés (pictured), Eventbrite’s Country Director for Spain and Portugal, 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.”

The new centre in Madrid will feature office space, 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 meet-ups, networking events, or tech, music, and entrepreneurial events.

Giuseppe Ciotta, the engineering director for Eventbrite in Spain, said: “The new development centre won’t just focus on Spain, either. 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.”

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