|By Marketwire .||
|February 28, 2013 06:00 AM EST|
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- Fiverr, a leading global marketplace for services, will mark its third anniversary by opening an office in New York City on Friday, March 1, 2013.
2012 was an enormous year for Fiverr with a 190 percent increase in sales, further validating its leading position in the services market. Additionally, Fiverr has expanded its offering from 12 to 120 categories of services, with an increase in demand for services such as personalized gifts, graphic design, music and audio, programming and tech, video and animation, writing and translations. Fiverr facilitates millions of buyers and sellers from over 200 countries offering 1.3 million services and adding more than 4,000 new services daily.
"We've had a landmark year in terms of growth and positioning," said Micha Kaufman, CEO of Fiverr. "With a flourishing tech and innovation community, New York is a natural fit for us to further align our growth with the U.S. market and more closely engage with our American community. We're making strategic hires to drive the next generation of Fiverr and actively seeking top talent to join our robust team."
Strategic marketing veteran Ayesha Ahmad, serving as the Vice President of Growth for Fiverr, will lead the New York office. Ahmad was previously co-founder and CMO of Trunkt, a successful marketplace for designer goods which was acquired by Etsy in 2012. Prior to that Ahmad led marketing strategy for notable brands such as Gilt Group and J. Crew. At Fiverr, Ahmad will be responsible for growth marketing initiatives focusing on global expansion, fostering community and accelerating Fiverr's market position.
"I've always been drawn to working with companies who are driving innovative change within traditional industries," said Ayesha Ahmad. "Fiverr is altering the services economy in fundamental ways. I'm incredibly excited to leverage my experience to help bring global scale to Fiverr."
Fiverr.com is changing the way people work. It's the leading international marketplace for services, currently listing 1.3 million gigs in 120 categories across 200+ countries. Fiverr is one of the top 200 websites in the world, according to Alexa.com. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Fiverr has a team of 70 people employed around the world. The company is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and angel investors. Please visit http://fiverr.com for more information.