FiverR, the popular online marketplace for freelancers and independent artists, has gone into a self-imposed hiatus after CEO Jen Hildebrand announced she would be taking a sabbatical.
Fiverrs founding founder Jen Hildernbrand said Friday that she would continue working on the platform as long as it was profitable.
In a blog post, Hildebrands cofounder said she was ready to fight the company and others who had tried to control her freedom.
“I’ve spent the past few months thinking about the consequences of doing this.
I have no doubt that some of these bad actors have a vested interest in limiting freedom of speech, even as I’ve been willing to engage in some of their most blatant, violent, and threatening behavior,” she wrote.
“So I’m ready to continue fighting back.”
Fiverrr was launched in April 2011 by a team of three people who said they wanted to provide an easy way to sell products online.
The company was later acquired by Fiverra, which also owns Fiverrd, which was acquired by Amazon in 2014.
Since then, the company has expanded beyond selling products online and into the production and distribution of video and music.
The first major major product launch in 2017 was the release of the first-ever Fiver ri, a self published audio-visual documentary about the making of a film called The Fiver.
Fivers videos have garnered millions of views and were featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Ellen DeGuzman Show.
The site has also been credited with helping to launch a series of documentary films and documentaries about the film industry.
Fivre ri is now a staple of Fiver artists’ portfolios and can be downloaded for free.
Frivr has since expanded into video production, including a series called Fiver in which filmmakers and artists share their work.
“It’s been an incredibly exciting year, with Fiver becoming a more regular part of our lives, and with Frivrs amazing success and growth,” Hilde Brings said in a statement.
“We’re looking forward to the future with Fivr as we continue to grow, and the rest of the team is doing just as well.”
The site is currently live in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The Friv ri series is being released in more than 100 countries.
HildeBrands cofounders and husband, Michael, are also now working on a new series about Fiver, called Fivers First.