ETSY has been around for almost two decades and has built a strong following.
Now consumers want to know who owns the popular e-commerce company.
Who Owns Etsy?
According to WallStreetZen, Etsy is “97.61% owned by institutional shareholders, 51.64% by Etsy insiders, and 0.00% by individual investors.”
It then goes on to say that Union Square Ventures 2004 LP owns 24.04 million shares, which is 19.49% of the company, making it “Etsy’s largest single shareholder.”
According to the outlet, Union Square Ventures 2004 LP’s Etsy stock is worth $2.30 billion.
Josh Silverman has served as the company’s CEO since May 3, 2017.
As stated on his LinkedIn profile, he attended Brown University from 1987 to 1991, where he received his bachelor’s degree.
Silverman entered the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1995 and earned his Masters of Business Administration in 1997.
He sits on the board of directors of Shake Shack and is chairman of ScriptEd Inc.
He previously worked as a Senior Operating Advisor for Hellman & Friedman and was Executive-in-Residence for Greylock Partners.
When was Etsy founded?
Etsy was founded on June 18, 2005 by Rob Kalin, Chris Maguire, Haim Schoppik and Jared Tarbell.
Kalin was previously the CEO of the vintage-focused company.
The New York Times reported that Kalin hired Maria Thomas, a senior vice president of digital media at National Public Radio, in 2008 to help the company “focus.” Then he offered her his job.
He returned as CEO two years later, but was fired by its board of directors in 2011, the publication said.
Etsy went public in April 2015.
Where is Etsy located?
Etsy’s headquarters are in Brooklyn, New York.
The company also has offices in Dublin, Ireland and Mexico City, Mexico, according to its LinkedIn page.
Customers can find a wide range of items on Etsy and the site is divided into several categories including:
These categories also include various subcategories.