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Anyone Knows the founders of FIVERR? [ANSWERED]

So we love knowing who actually came up with the brilliant website and idea called ‘FIVERR’ but I doubt that 95% of fiverr users know the FOUNDERS of!

Well here it is:

The site was founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger in 2009 with the aim of providing a platform for people to buy and sell a variety of small services typically offered by freelance contractors, such as writing, graphic design, and programming.

Fiverr operates in more than 200 countries and brings in revenue by taking a 20% commission from each sale that is made through their platform.

In January 2012, Fiverr launched Levels, a reputation-based promotion system. After sellers complete at least 10 transactions, they unlock advanced tools to offer add-on services and increase the value.

Now, close to 50% of the services offered on Fiverr sell for more than $5. Fiverr’s intention is to bring a marketplace where people can create a business out of their hobbies. The website was launched in February 2010 and by 2012 was hosting over 1.3 million gigs. The website transaction volume has grown 600% since 2011. Additionally, has been ranked among the top 200 most popular sites in the U.S. and top 200 in the world since the beginning of 2013. On May 3, 2012, Fiverr secured US$15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing the company’s total funding to US$20 million.

Source by and researched by Joe.

I looked into Fiverr’s history & background before I started buying or selling. Don’t most people? If not, then maybe they should, what with so many hackers & phishing tactics out there.

Actually, now that I think about it, most people probably DON’T. All the years I worked as a nurse, I found people rarely sought out a physician’s or hospital’s clinical reputation & history of disciplinary actions before going to them. They usually just asked their (non-medical) friends~

Yes, I meet both gentlemen last October in NYC.

Reply to @voiceoverwork: Wow, That is really amazing. I would love to meet them too! I guess I’ll need to help the Fiverr economy more and become a top level seller here… What made you meet him?

:slight_smile: Joe

Reply to @madmoo: Thanks

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - New York City

Reply to @voiceoverwork: I saw you in the pictures. It looked awesome!