Fiverr is an Israeli multinational online marketplace for freelance services. Fiverr's platform connects freelancers (sellers) to people or businesses looking to hire (buyers), encouraging a wide range of services in a free market. Fiverr takes its name from the $5 asking price attached to all tasks when the company was founded in 2010 in Tel Aviv, though many sellers now charge more.
Type of site
|Available in||English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, German|
|Traded as||NYSE: FVRR|
|Headquarters||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Revenue||US$298 million (2021)|
|Launched||1 February 2010|
Fiverr was founded by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger. The founders came up with the concept of a marketplace that would provide a two-sided market for people to buy and sell a variety of digital services typically offered by freelance contractors. Services offered on the site include writing, translation, graphic design, video editing and programming. Fiverr's services start at US$5, and can go up to thousands of dollars.
In June 2019, it listed on the NYSE. On February 18, 2021, the company reported $189.5 million in revenue for the 2020 fiscal year, a 77% increase from the previous fiscal year ($107.1 million).
Launched in 2020, Fiverr Business helps teams at larger companies manage their workflows with freelancers and remote workers.
Also in 2020, Fiverr launched Logo Maker, a tool powered by artificial intelligence for designing company logos.
In 2017, Fiverr acquired video creation marketplace VeedMe.
In January 2018, AND.CO, maker of software for freelancers, was acquired by Fiverr. Then CEO Micha Kaufman said at the time that many of AND CO's capabilities, such as invoicing, are "baked into" the Fiverr marketplace, but "the vast majority of freelancing is happening offline"—and Fiverr wants to enable those offline relationships. AND.CO was converted into Fiverr Workspace in 2021. 
In February 2019, Fiverr acquired premium subscription-based content marketing platform, ClearVoice which was founded in 2014.
In August 2020, Fiverr acquired SLT Consulting, a boutique digital marketing agency specializing in social media marketing, search and SEO, as well as brand and content marketing. The agency was founded by Sharon Lee Thony, who built its business using Fiverr.
In February 2021, Fiverr acquired creative talent marketplace Working Not Working.
In October 2021, Fiverr acquired education and training platform CreativeLive.
In November of 2021, Fiverr acquired freelance management platform Stoke Talent for $95M.
In 2017, Fiverr was criticized for advertisements portraying unhealthy living and excesses in work behaviors as ideals to live up to. The company has also been criticized for undervaluing freelance labor and pushing down prices.
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Fiverr has announced its acquisition of Veed.me, a well-established video freelancing site useful mainly for businesses looking to hire videographers to shoot ads locally
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- Business data for Fiverr: