Eventbrite expanding to Nashville

Ticketing and event company to hire 45

San Francisco-based Eventbrite announced today plans to set up a Nashville operations and hire 45 customer support workers.

Nashville was one of several cities in the running for the new ticketing company's office, according to a release, to "bridge the gap between the Southeast and Silicon Valley."

The company will begin hiring this week and intends to have individuals trained and working by the beginning of April. Employees will have the choice to work from home or in a co-working space facilitated by Eventbrite.

"We are so excited about launching a new team in Nashville," Rachael Neumann, Eventbrite director of customer experience strategy, said in the release. "Nashville is a hotbed for tech savvy talent, culture and the 'make it happen' spirit we look for when hiring."

Founded in 2006, Eventbrite bills itself as providing everything needed to sell tickets and manage registration for any kind of event. The company, which has sold more than 160 million tickets, also has offices in the United Kingdom and Latin America.

"Eventbrite's decision to expand into Nashville is indicative of how we are becoming a top city for driving innovation and tech talent," Mayor Karl Dean said.