Etsy: Over one million crafty hipsters served

Venture capitalist who invested in the two-year-old start-up announces that it's hit its millionth item sold.

Etsy

Etsy, the two-year-old "eBay gone indie," has sold its millionth item, according to Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, one of the New York City start-up's investors. The company now stands at 42 employees and 300,000 registered users (both buyers, sellers, and those who dabble in both),

Click here for our video tour of Etsy Labs, the real-world space that the company opened in February.

As a side note, I'm going to give myself a pat on the back, because I guess that octopus-shaped necklace I bought from Etsy last week helped push 'em over the edge. It is, as you may imagine, a very addictive little marketplace: shopaholics beware.

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Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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