Farechild, the new all-inclusive event ticketing and marketing platform for free thinking individuals to connect through unconventional events, and is the newest venture from David Tran and James Zachodni.
With the exponential growth of unconventional events, event producers continue to face the challenges of a new industry that include marketing, compliance and regulatory issues, making it difficult to navigate ticketing, banking, venue curation and promotions. Farechild will provide event producers with the necessary tools to execute successful events including a ticketing platform that accepts all types of events and connects event producers to a powerful marketing channel of event enthusiasts.
“With each passing day, events become a more vital part of the human experience,” says Zachodni, Farechild’s chief executive officer. “People spend the majority of their day staring at screens. Farechild will facilitate connecting people together in real-life. Whether it’s a small educational seminar or a 20,000 person festival, Farechild provides the tools necessary for success.”
Both Tran and Zachodni draw from decades of experience in nightlife, media, marketing, and event production, including their infamous Golden Ticket parties which they began hosting in 2008. Founding Dope Magazine in 2011, which they sold to High Times for 11.2MM in 2018, Tran and Zachodni have developed an impressive array of opportunities in the experiential space. The Dope Industry Awards and Dope Cup, which take place across several west coast states, were created to support craft cannabis operators and recognize their hard work. These events have attracted thousands of attendees, and have featured performances by Talib Kweli, Redman, Waka Flocka, Warren G, members of the Wu Tang Clan, and more, making Tran and Zachodni’s productions a mainstay of the industry.
Tran began his entrepreneurial pursuits as an event producer and promoter before opening up some of Seattle’s top venues including Venom Nightclub, Amber Restaurant and Lounge, Chao Bistro, and Cowgirls Inc., which is celebrating its 17th year of business.
Zachodni was a former world elite flair bartender before founding DList Magazine in 2007 to showcase the bar, restaurant, fashion and nightlife scenes of greater Seattle. DList worked with Fortune 500 brands and produced groundbreaking events drawing tens of thousands of attendees, including numerous A-list celebrities. Zachodni also helped found Foundation Nightclub in Seattle which ranked as a Top 100 Nightclub in the World for four consecutive years by DJ Magazine.
Tran and Zachodni are pulling together their years of work across multiple sectors making Farechild an “all-inclusive” platform, appealing to brands and producers outside of cannabis and drawing both mainstream and emerging audiences.