Etsy

What
Etsy offers an online platform for independent, creative businesses run by artists and curators to connect with and sell their goods to shoppers. Since Etsy opened its doors in 2005, more than 14 million shoppers have made a purchase and more than 100 million items have been sold.

Disrupting
The bricks-and mortar, online and mobile retail sales industries.

Sourcce: Etsy

Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY
CEO: Chad Dickerson
Year Founded: 2005
Number of Employees: 400
Funding: $91 million
Key Investors: Accel Partners, Hubert Burda, Index Ventures, and Union Square Ventures.

Vital Stats

  • 900,000 active sellers around the world
  • More than 25 million registered members
  • $895.1 million in community sales in 2012
  • Sales up 70% in 2012
  • Profitable since 2009


On Disruption

"Lasting disruptions come from people-powered businesses, marketplaces and communities, and the technologies that connect us." -Chad Dickerson, CEO


Tech

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