Eventbrite’s 2012: 36M Tickets Sold; Gross Sales Up 50 Percent To $600M

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Online ticketing company Eventbrite has released a number of new stats for 2012, including that the company hit $600 million in gross ticket sales for the year. To put that in perspective, in 2011, the company sold $400 million worth of tickets, which is double the $207 million it did in 2010.

As announced earlier last year, Eventbrite also passed $1 billion in ticket sales total. In 2012 alone, 36 million tickets were sold via Eventbrite. Tickets were sold in 179 countries and the service now supports seven languages. The most popular events posted on the platform are conferences, followed by classes, fundraisers, concerts and social events.

Last year, the company launched its “At the Door” iPad app, which lets people pay for events if they show up at the door without having previously paid. Also, it released a credit card reader that works with the app to let ticket sellers collect payments at the door.

Last year, Eventbrite raised a $50 million round of financing led by Tiger Global. Altogether, it’s raised a total of $80 million since being founded in 2006. It should be interesting to see if 2013 brings additional funding, or even a potential public offering.