Founding History of Etsy

Founded by Robert Kalin, Chris Maguire, Haim Schoppik, and Jared Tarbell.

Purchased the domain name in February 2004.

Started design and development work in December 2004.

Launched commercially in June 2005.

Incorporated as Etsy Inc. in May 2006.

Raised over $95 million USD in 9 rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in April 2015.

Headquartered in Brooklyn, USA.

The Year 1 is available in a book put together by one of the members of our team. Click on the thumbnail below to find more details about the book.


2008 NOV Interview with Robert Kalin

2009 JAN TechCrunch Interview With Etsy Founder Robert Kalin

2009 JAN Etsy seeing sizeable growth in handmade item sales