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Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson on IPO prospects, comparisons to EBay
Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson on IPO prospects, comparisons to EBay

There's a lot to browse on Etsy. Check out the $2.50 earrings made from the feathers of a "quail raised with love" on a Colorado farm. Or take a look at the $30,000 pub-style bar made to order from pine and cherry. Unique products such as these are the reason Etsy Chief Executive Chad Dickerson calls the online marketplace "a personal shopping experience — really — in a sea of impersonal retail." Founded in 2005, the Brooklyn company is housed in the former home of Robert Gair Co., named after the 19th century inventor of corrugated cardboard. The 500-employee start-up has been profitable since 2009. Etsy doesn't disclose its revenue figures,...

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