Matt Mickiewicz

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Matt Mickiewicz (born June 27, 1983) is an internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of SitePoint. Mickiewicz also co-founded the web companies Flippa, 99designs and Hired.

Born in Kraków, Poland, lived in Hameln -Germany and currently residing in Vancouver, Canada, Mickiewicz created his first website at the age of 14[1] called Webmaster-Resources.com, which later became SitePoint. At 16, Mickiewicz traveled to Melbourne with his mother and met his soon to be business partner and co-founder, Mark Harbottle. At 16, Mickiewicz found himself closing $10,000 advertising deals between classes at high school. Mickiewicz barely finished high school and did not attend college.

In 2008, Mickiewicz spun off 99designs from SitePoint,[2] which went on to raise $35 million in capital from Accel Ventures, Michael Dearing / Harrison Metal, Dave Goldberg (SurveyMonkey), Anthony Casalena, and Stewart Butterfield (Flickr). In June, 2009 Mickiewicz and Harbottle launched Flippa.com,[3] the largest marketplace for buying and selling websites in the world. In the fall of 2012, Mickiewicz co-founded DeveloperAuction.com which raised $2.7 million [4] was later renamed as [5] Hired. The company later raised a $15 million Series-A round in March 2014.[6] By December 2014, Hired was reportedly valued at $200m and had raised an additional $15m in capital in its Series B round.[7]

Mickiewicz was named a 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur by Forbes and INC in 2011,[8] a Smart Company 30 under 30 in 2012, and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars world-wide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matt Mickiewicz, Founder Of Sitepoint, Flippa & 99Designs, Tells His Story". Entrepreneurs-journey.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Matt Mickiewicz | CrunchBase Profile". Crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Matt Mickiewicz, Founder Of Sitepoint, Flippa & 99Designs, Tells His Story". Entrepreneurs-journey.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  4. ^ Sawers, Paul (2013-03-14). "DeveloperAuction Closes $2.7M Series A Round". Thenextweb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  5. ^ "DeveloperAuction Rebrands As Hired.com To Make Recruiting Suck Less For Everyone". TechCrunch. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  6. ^ Gallagher, Billy (2014-03-24). "Hired Raises $15M Series A At Valuation Around $60M". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  7. ^ Chapman, Lizette (2014-12-09). "Talent Marketplace Hired.com Secures $15 Million at $200 Million Valuation". WSJ.com. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
  8. ^ "Matt Mickiewicz, Co-founder of 99designs". Inc.com. 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 

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