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Excerpts from The Marker
Israeli startup Fiverr has secured $15 million in a second round of funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company provides an Internet marketplace that offers services starting at $5 and is one of the 100 most popular websites in the United States. Following previous financing led by Bessemer Venture Partners and angels Guy Gamzu and Jonathan Kolber, the site has raised a total of $20 million.
The funding will support company and product growth and increase the pace of global expansion, Fiverr said yesterday. The company has grown 600% in transaction volume since the beginning of 2011 and employs over 40 people in Israel, the United States and Europe.
Fiverr plans to double its staff by the end of 2012. Micro-entrepreneurs in more than 200 countries use Fiverr, which provides tools for sellers to grow their customer base, including systems for collecting payment, promoting services, managing orders, exchanging files and communicating with buyers.