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Etsy in the Press: Right in the Middle of the Top 100

Dec 18, 2007

by Vanessa Bertozzi

Silicon Alley Insider named Robert Kalin as #50 in their list of the Top 100 most influential people in digital business in NYC… not to mention one of the youngest. Silicon Alley Insider, "a new business site produced by and for the New York digital business community," placed Rob at the core of a digital biz field of seasoned executives, venture capitalists, and other start-up founders that includes New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg LP Michael Bloomberg (#1), Tim Armstrong of Google (#6), and Wenda Harris Millard, President of Media at Martha Stewart Living, Omnimedia (#38). That’s pretty awesome company!

Rob was singled out because Etsy was "born in [his] living room", which goes to show just how much the handmade revolution has resonated both with the business world and crafters alike. It’s what propels Etsy as a company as well as the artists worldwide who use it to make a living making things.

Froggie Business Card or Trinket Holder
Froggie Business Card or Trinket Holder


  • bornlippy

    bornlippy said 13 years ago

    Major cool! This is fantastic! I'm so proud to be associated with etsy! go rob!!

  • PamperingBeki

    PamperingBeki said 13 years ago

    How wonderful!! Congratulations Robert! You deserve it.

  • CubistLiterature

    CubistLiterature said 13 years ago

    I love the sophisticated look Rob's going for in that photo.

  • SecretLentil

    SecretLentil said 13 years ago

    tee hee. rob's wearing a suit.

  • Sabablue

    Sabablue said 13 years ago

    If I had a son, I'd want him to be Rob.

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 13 years ago

    Aw, Sabablue. That is so sweet! All the Etsians are like Rob's collective mother. I mean, he has a mom already. But you know what I mean.

  • selflesh

    selflesh said 13 years ago

    Wow! What amazing news... Congrats Rob!!! + Thanks for everything you ALL do! Etsy is so super fantastic. ;) >s

  • girlsavage

    girlsavage said 13 years ago

    Congratulations Robert, that is quite an accomplishment!

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery said 13 years ago

    Rob, thank you and all the other originators of Etsy. You certainly have had a supreme influence on the lives of many Etsy members. It's nice to see you get so much recognition. Congrats!

  • SupergirlStickers

    SupergirlStickers said 13 years ago

    Congratulations, Rob. That's a heck of a nod.

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 13 years ago

    Congratulations Rob! What a great accomplishment for such a young man! As I have said before, your Mama must be very proud!

  • claydame

    claydame said 13 years ago

    Congratulations! And thanks for Etsy.

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