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May 14, 2013 06:00 ET

Fiverr Hires Former Cuban Council Co-Founder Michael Schmidt

Fiverr Appoints Michael Schmidt as Lead Front-End Architect

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Fiverr, the leading global marketplace for services, today announced the appointment of design and tech veteran Michael Schmidt. Schmidt joins Fiverr as Front-End Architect to help build its next generation marketplace, currently in the works. Prior to joining Fiverr, Schmidt was co-founder of leading interactive design firm Cuban Council.

"Michael has an incredible track record in design and user experience and is an amazing addition to our team," said Shai Wininger, Co-Founder and CTO of Fiverr. "Michael's involvement in building some of the world's largest websites is priceless. His unique expertise will help us take Fiverr to the next level, providing our community with a richer, more compelling experience than ever before."

As a considerable influencer in the design/UX community, Schmidt comes to Fiverr with 16 years of experience working with some of the most recognizable brands today -- including Facebook, Apple, Google, Quora, Evernote, Zendesk and Rdio. In 2002, he co-founded Cuban Council, a boutique design and development firm that, among other accomplishments, created the famous Facebook logo, helped Google launch their iGoogle system and theming platforms, and created identities for a slew of Silicon Valley's brightest start-ups. In 2012, part of Cuban Council's team was acq-hired by Google.

"I knew that I wanted my next move to be to a company that I could get fired up about and obsess over," said, Michael Schmidt. "Fiverr is well-positioned to exceed the potential in this space, and I plan to boost that by building out a world-class design team. I'm stoked to be joining this team, and to put my mark on the future Fiverr."

Fiverr's sales increased by 190 percent in 2012, expanding its categories from 9 to 120. Millions of buyers and sellers from over 200 countries offer more than 1.3 million services on the site, adding thousands of new ones each day. Fiverr has recently opened its new office in New York City to support their ongoing growth.

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Fiverr.com is changing the way people work. It's the leading international marketplace for services, currently listing more than 1.3 million services in 120 categories across 200+ countries. Fiverr is one of the top 200 websites in the world, according to Alexa.com. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, Fiverr has a team of 70 people employed around the world. The company is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and angel investors. Please visit http://www.fiverr.com for more information.

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