Speaking on stage at The Next Web Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Kevin Hartz gave a talk on finding luck through a combination of preparation and opportunity.

Hartz, also an angel investor in major tech companies like PayPal, Airbnb and Pinterest, focused on both PayPal and YouTube as examples of startups that sought out colossal shifts, adjusted to their customer’s needs and weren’t afraid to pivot.

Did you know that YouTube was once a video dating site? I’ll let Hartz tell you the story:

Catch up with the rest of our coverage from TNW Conference 2013