Etsy was founded in June of 2005 in New York by Rob Kalin, Jared Tarbell, Chris Macguire and Him Schoppik. The company is a peer to peer e-commerce website which mainly sells handmade, custom made, and vintage items including jewelry, wedding items, clothing and decorative items for the home. The company also sells materials and crafts for making items. In addition to these items, the company sells a small selection of unique, commercially made items but mostly focuses on items that cannot be found in brick and mortar stores.
Etsy has 804 full time employees, 1.5 million sellers and 22.6 million buyers around the world. The company generated $1.93 billion in revenue in 2014. Etsy is publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol Etsy:US. Etsy is based in New York but has offices in almost every country in the world.