Fiverr was founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger in 2009 to provide a platform for people to buy and sell a variety of digital services typically offered by freelance contractors, such as writing, graphic design,and programming. Fiverr’s services start at $5, which is what the company’s name is based on and can go up to thousands of dollars with Gig Extras. Each service offered is called a “Gig”.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, Fiverr.com has been ranked among the top 100 most popular sites in the U.S. and top 150 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.Our mission is to create the earth’s most amazing place where people can find and purchase nearly any service they need at an unbeatable value, while helping talented people thrive. Join us