The Brooklyn Eagle visits the DUMBO offices of Etsy.com the online marketplace for handmade stuff:
Brooklyn Eagle: But while Etsy emits a sense of fun and creativity online and offline, there’s a very real business side to the company. It has raised a total of $31.6 million in funding. Gross Merchandise Sales grew 230 percent from roughly $26.5 million in 2007 to roughly $87.5 million in 2008. With 200,000 sellers and more than 2.1 million registered users, the company has roughly doubled the number of employees since Adam started with the company two years ago, he said. Recently Etsy hired its first human resources employee.