At Fiverr, we put doers first. When you work for yourself as a freelancer, you’re not only the CEO, but the CMO, the CFO, the social media manager, 24/7 customer service, home-office custodian…you get the picture. You need a platform that can do it all. A place to tackle the sales and the administrative operations. Online, Fiverr has you covered, but what about offline? Who has your back there? Well, starting today, we do. We’re thrilled to announce our acquisition of AND CO, a freelancing software engineered to help you run your offline business from proposal to payment. Now called AND CO from Fiverr, this SaaS application helps freelancers make more money by taking the friction out of freelancing. It manages tasks, tracks time, sends out invoices, and accepts payments, all on one platform. So you can focus on why you started your business in the first place—to create.
And what’s more fun than creating? Not having to pay for the not-so-fun stuff you’d rather outsource. So, as part of the acquisition, AND CO’s previously paid premium SaaS offerings will be available at no cost - starting today. Yes. You read that correctly. Whether you freelance on or offline you can gain efficiency, organization and opportunity, for nothing. Nada. Zero dollars. Here’s what our CEO Micha has to say about it:
“We built Fiverr to help people live the freelancing lifestyle. That’s why we’ve always sought to provide every freelancer with the opportunity to succeed. As a marketplace, Fiverr has built all the tools necessary to conduct your business as a freelancer. This includes everything from efficiently creating invoices and receiving payments to managing one’s time and projects. But even still today, 97 percent of freelancing is done offline, and we believe those freelancers should also enjoy access to these premium tools, and it shouldn’t have a cost associated with it. Adding AND CO to the Fiverr family is another step in realizing that vision and making a meaningful difference in the lives of freelancers building businesses online and offline. We’re eager to get to work building more of the products and solutions that help entrepreneurs and freelancers effectively collaborate and do more.”
Welcoming AND CO to our family is the next big step in our ongoing mission to change the future of work. And unsurprisingly, like Fiverr, AND CO has humble beginnings. Founded in 2015 in New York City by Leif Abraham and Martin Strutz, AND CO has grown its community of freelancers by building a platform that enables people to focus on the work they love most. Leif and Martin worked to solve many of the problems that plague the modern freelancer: time tracking; invoicing; payments; contract creation; task management; and income and expense tracking. All of the administrative stuff that takes time away from you doing the things you love.
“Having the opportunity to join the Fiverr team is an extension of AND CO’s original mission of enabling people to focus on the work they love most,” said Leif Abraham, AND CO CEO and co-founder. “This new chapter is a chance to globally scale AND CO and bring more freelancers from the offline world to the online one, something that could only be accomplished the help of a market leader and massive community like Fiverr.”
So, here’s our first step in achieving our Year of Do goals: providing our community with the incredible AND CO tools to help them do more, for free. Now there’s nothing holding you back. Ready to get started? Check out the video below and learn more about AND CO and their wealth of entrepreneurial resources here. And, stay tuned as we add and develop additional resources to continue making frictionless freelancing a reality for doers around the globe.