Etsy

  • The Rise Of The Mobile-Social-Vertical Marketplace

    The Rise Of The Mobile-Social-Vertical Marketplace

    Editor’s note: Navin Chaddha is a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund, a global early-stage venture capital firm with over $3 billion under management, whose portfolio companies leverage the drivers of cloud/SaaS, mobile, social, energytech and big data. Some current Mayfield Fund investments include Appcelerator, Fab, Marketo, Poshmark, Solarcity, and Zimride. The U.S. Read More

  • Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

    Craftsvilla Raises $1.5 Million Series A To Become “The Etsy Of Asia”

    Craftsvilla, a Mumbai-based startup that wants to become the “Etsy of Asia,” is announcing it has received a $1.5 million in new funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Nexus Venture Partners in India. The new round, closed in April, is an addition to a smaller, seed stage investment back in June 2011. Like Etsy, Craftsvilla is a large, online marketplace unique for handmade… Read More

  • Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design

    Creative Market Nabs $1.3M From SV Angel, CrunchFund To Become An Etsy For Digital Design

    Earlier this year, ColourLovers founders Aaron Epstein, Chris Williams and Darius A Monsef IV (a.k.a. Bubs) launched Creative Market in private beta to give its community of color and template-creating designers a place to sell their digital content. And, today, they’re announcing that they’ve closed a second round of funding to support the impending launch of Creative Market. Read More

  • Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School

    Etsy Wants to Give Female Programmers $5,000 to Attend Hacker School

    Etsy, the popular marketplace for all things handmade, just announced that it will not just be hosting the 2012 session of Hacker School at its headquarters in New York, but that it will also offer ten $5,000 grants to women who would like to attend this year’s session but don’t have the financial means to do so. As Etsy’s VP of engineering Marc Hedlund notes, the idea here is… Read More

  • Etsy iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads in Under 4 Months

    Etsy iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads in Under 4 Months

    Etsy, online seller of various hand-made hipster goodness, has reached a major milestone today. After less than four months on the App Store, the Etsy for iPhone app has surpassed 1 million downloads. The app launched in mid-November 2011. But that’s not all Etsy has to celebrate. Since the release of the app, it’s seen 25-60 percent growth in visits month-over-month, and is seeing… Read More

  • Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Scrollsy Is A Scrollable, Pinterest-Like Version Of Etsy

    Remember Jonathan Bouman, the young, Netherlands-based developer who brought us the awesome creation that is Scrolldit, a scrollable version of Reddit? Well, he’s back. And this time, he’s made a scrollable version of Etsy. It’s called Scrollsy, and, if you’re an Etsy lover, I guarantee that you’re about to waste a whole bunch of time on this site. Read More

  • Etsy Makes It Easy For Users To Post Items To Pinterest With New ‘Pin It’ Button

    Etsy Makes It Easy For Users To Post Items To Pinterest With New ‘Pin It’ Button

    Online pinboard Pinterest is all the rage these days, and as Etsy is showing today with its latest product announcement, e-commerce sites are starting to realize the power of pinning. The e-commerce marketplace is making it easier for Pinterest users to pin and organize Etsy items, via a new Pin It button on Etsy listing pages, along side the Tweet and Like buttons. Etsy says that its members… Read More

  • DaWanda secures €4 million to go international

    The discussion regarding copycats of US startups in europe is still an ongoing one, and largely due to the fact that the copycats are often heartless rip-offs. DaWanda, a marketplace for DIY goods, took the successful concept of Etsy, which was founded in 2005, to Europe and has since then grown into a company with 65 employees and 1,9 million products for sale. But in contrast to other… Read More

  • TC Cribs Tours Etsy Offices

    TC Cribs: Inside Etsy’s Handcrafted Wonderland

    We’re back for a new episode of TC Cribs, and this one is chock-full of unique, incredible creations that you’ll never see in another office: yep, we made it to Etsy. The Brooklyn-based company gives artists, designers, sculptors, and all sorts of other creative people a place to sell their wares online — and the startup is eating its own dogfood by decorating its office… Read More

  • Etsy Shakeup: CTO Chad Dickerson Takes Over CEO Role From Founder Kalin As Visitor Growth Stalls

    Etsy Shakeup: CTO Chad Dickerson Takes Over CEO Role From Founder Kalin As Visitor Growth Stalls

    Today marked a bit of leadership shuffling at Etsy, the online marketplace to buy your local hipster a handmade good, as CTO Chad Dickerson takes over the reins as CEO from Rob Kalin. Etsy is Kalin’s brainchild, and the founder has been acting as CEO since 2009. Dickerson explained the change today on Etsy’s blog, saying that his focus as the new CEO will be to impel Etsy to… Read More

  • A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

    A Tale Of Two Countries: The Growing Divide Between Silicon Valley And Unemployed America

    Editor’s note: Guest contributor Jon Bischke is a founder of RG Labs and is an advisor to Altius Education, Fatminds and Udemy. You can follow him @jonbischke. For people who spend most of their days within a few blocks of tech start-up epicenters such as South Park in San Francisco, University Avenue in Palo Alto or the Flatiron district in New York, last week’s… Read More

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