CraftSanity Episode 36: The Story of Etsy

It started with this guy, Rob Kalin (left), and his big idea to create an online marketplace where handmade goods could be bought and sold. Some thought it couldn’t be done. But Rob assembled a crack team of dedicated programmers, coders and designers and made Etsy happen.

The site launched on June 18, 2005 and has been growing rapidly ever since, boasting roughly 90,000 registered users and more than 160,000 items sold to date.


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