Earlier this year San Francisco’s Eventbrite shuttered its Vancouver office as the crisis around COVID-19 pandemic grew.
Events large and small were being forced to cancel and it became very evident that the event management industry would be among that hardest hit.
The news hit Vancouver’s Jayesh Parmar hard. He had sold his event ticketing startup Picatic to Eventbrite two years earlier and was now responsible for the Eventbrite’s Canadian operations and local staff.
If you know Parmar, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his primary concern at the time was the well-being of his team.
“Our special sauce was our people, they gave their heart and souls,” Parmar told Techcouver. “I won’t be happy until I know that our team has landed new placements, until then, I will do everything in my power to help them find new jobs.”
While most of his staff landed on their feet in new roles at other companies, a few were inspired by Parmar to start up something of their own.
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Noor was an summer intern at Picatic in 2016 and Pierce was Picatic’s Lead Engineer and became a Principal Software Engineer with Eventbrite after the acquisition.
“Nothing makes me more proud when a group of former employees team up and develop amazing companies,” Parmar told Techcouver today.
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