Handmade Online Marketplace Etsy Raises $20 Million Financing

Have you started to check Etsy before EBAY yet?

Handmade is becoming big business — reeeally big. Etsy — the online marketplace for handmade items — announced earlier this week that it has raised $20 million in venture capital financing and has now tripled its valuation at $300 million (not including the funding). With sales up a whopping 72% from last year, business is booming — not to mention ex-Google exec Adam Freed being roped in as Etsy’s new chief operating officer.


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