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.