NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Etsy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ETSY) commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on April 16, 2015.
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Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.
As of December 31, 2014, Etsy has connected 54 million members, including 1.4 million active sellers and 19.8 million active buyers, in nearly every country in the world. On Etsy, creative entrepreneurs find meaningful work and both global and local markets for their goods, and thoughtful consumers discover and buy unique goods and build relationships with the people who sell them.
“With Etsy’s successful IPO today, Nasdaq is excited to welcome one of the pioneers of the New York tech startup scene to the public markets,” said Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq. “Throughout its evolution as a company, Etsy has always emphasized craft, community and long-term thinking in everything that it does. We at Nasdaq look forward to watching the company continue this tradition as it grows and expands.”
By listing with Nasdaq, Etsy joins many of the world’s largest and most revolutionary companies. Nasdaq has been the exchange of choice to over 70 percent of technology companies listed in the U.S. markets.
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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.