A hacker’s guide to throwing a kick-ass party, part 1

If you run a startup, you’re going to organize a product launch or marketing event at some point. And your budget will probably be less than most high school pizza parties spend. LIFFFT co-founder Donald DeSantis shares his hard-won lessons from throwing a last-minute party.

Eventbrite Raises $20M. Ticket Sales Top $200M

Eventbrite has closed $20 million in Series D funding led by DAG Ventures, and including Tenaya Capital as well as previous investor Sequoia Capital. The four-year-old, San Francisco-based company has now raised a total of $29.5 million.

MogoTix Looks to Accelerate Mobile Ticketing

MogoTix is launching a new ticketing service today that lets event holders and attendees use mobile tickets for events. This isn’t the first such service, but MogoTix believes it has an elegant solution that satisfies both parties, and fully leverages mobile phones.