On the heels of debuting its first Super Bowl ad, Fiverr has made another major move. The online creative marketplace announced today that it has acquired high-end creative talent platform Working Not Working.
Founded nearly a decade ago by veteran creatives Justin Gignac and Adam Tompkins, WNW has a respected reputation in the creative community, known for supporting and nurturing creative talents and helping them to navigate the tumultuous, changing marketplace at agencies and brands. Over the years, it has expanded its offerings to the full-time job search, as well as various resources for creative talent, such as its own magazine and events.
Fiverr too, has gained prominence since it was founded in 2010. It offers digital services from freelancers in more than 160 countries across more than 500 categories and eight verticals, including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation. In 2019 the company went public and earned $107.1 million in revenue, a 42% increase from 2018. Its active buyers expanded as well. By year-end 2019, those grew to 2.4 million, up from 2.0 million in 2018, a 17% year-over-year increase.