Hey everyone, we have some big and exciting news to share with you today.
Fiverr has just secured $15 million in a second round of funding from a group of amazing venture capitalists, Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. Following previous financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners and angels Guy Gamzu and Jonathan Kolber, we’ve now raised a total of $20 million.
Both Accel and Bessemer have a track record of investing in disruptive consumer Internet companies such as Etsy, Kayak, Wonga, Dropbox, Spotify, Skype, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Yelp.
We’re so proud to share our continued growth with the whole Fiverr community. Since the beginning of 2011, we’ve grown 600% in transactions, now work with sellers across more than 200 countries, and list over 750,000 awesome and unique gigs on the site. Together, we are truly changing the way the world works – and it’s just the beginning!
Today’s funding will support our continued company and product growth, so that we can quickly develop and provide you with more features, tools and services to help you grow your business on Fiverr.
Here’s what our investors had to say about us:
“Fiverr introduces a level of liquidity, velocity and engagement to the services economy not seen before. This is why its marketplace has grown so rapidly,” said Adam Valkin, partner at Accel Partners. “Micha and Shai have an incredible vision, which is to be the place for people anywhere to monetize their talents and passions on a global stage. We are very excited to be part of it.”
“Fiverr’s users are the key to the site’s success. Far more than a set of tools, Fiverr creates an entrepreneurial community focused on helping sellers build their Gigs into significant revenue and customer interaction,” said Adam Fisher, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Together Fiverr and its users are changing the nature of work, building a global groundswell of support for income independence and creative freedom.”
We are very excited to share the news with you (you can read the whole story here) and we look forward to building this amazing marketplace with you.
Shai, Micha and the rest of the Fiverr Team