Etsy: a Hand-crafted Commerce Site

Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) operates an ecommerce marketplace, focused on handmade and vintage products and supplies, including clothing, jewelry, electronics, household goods, bath and beauty products, wine, do-it-yourself kits, and toys. Debunking the myth that successful ecommerce sites can be operated only from Silicon Valley or Seattle, Etsy’s operations are based in Brooklyn, one of the […] continue reading

Box IPO: Freemium Pioneer

Box (NYSE: BOX), the operator of a cloud-based collaboration platform, is a recent addition to the Software sector coverage of our Battle Road IPO Review. Box was founded in Mercer Island, Washington in 2005 by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Sam Ghods and Jeff Quesisser, following research conducted by the group, which examined corporate cloud requirements. Levie is currently the CEO, Smith is CFO, and Dan Levin is COO and president of the company. Today, Box is based in Los Altos, California. Consensus estimates call for calendar year 2015 (fiscal year ending January 31, 2016) revenue of $290 million, up from $216 million in calendar 2014. The company’s loss per share is expected to narrow from $4.96 to $1.18 in the same time period. continue reading