Shai Wininger (Fiverr): Building Scalable Internet Startups

Fiverr, is the world's largest online marketplace for small services, offering tasks and services starting at $5. Entrepreneurs and freelancers can use Fiverr to monetize their talents and resource. Fiverr lists millions of services ranging from $5 to $500.

About the talk:
I will be telling the story of how we started Fiverr and scaled it to what it is today, covering the challenges we came across and lessons learned. I will touch a little bit on technology, team building and other aspects of scale.

Who's its for:
Entrepreneurs who are working on their next (or current early stage) internet related startup.

About shay:
Shai founded several companies over the past 23 years, serving as CEO, CTO and HBD (Head of Beer Drinkin'). Before Fiverr, Shai lead innovation in internet, mobile games (the pre-iphone era) and most recently digital aircraft maintenance for the aerospace industry (Ah??). Shai was a contributor in various tech and design magazines and a teacher and speaker in leading academies in the fields of internet and mad science design. Shai is a strong believer in hard work and having fun while doing it. A little secret a few people know about Shai: his best ideas come in the shower (and Fiverr was one of those...). Shai Wininger: "I Love executing complex ideas and bringing them to life. I have a true passion for hacking, product innovation, design and branding, working hard and staying humble!"

יום שלישי[masked] : התכנסות ב- 19:00; שיחה: 19:30-21:00
21:00 בירה, כיבוד ובריזה על המרפסת.
מחיר כניסה 30 ש"ח. חינם לחברי ההאב

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  • Shai W.

    Guys, if you haven't got a chance to hear the talks in yesterday's Fiverr event, make sure you come today. You'll have a chance to see our new amazing offices, meet the team, say hi to me and have some beer and nachos.

    Today We're Hosting:
    - Michael Schmidt, Fiverr FE Architect
    (prev. founder of the cuban council, designer of the Facebook logo !!)

    - Adam Swart, Fiverr Marcom Manager
    Adam gives an amazing (Ted Class) talk about brand and storytelling

    - Shay Shafranek, Fiverr product designer
    (prev. industrial designer, entrepreneur), talks about how product limitations can be good for your next venture.

    Fiverr HQ is located at:
    12 Haomanim St. (near electra building)
    Talks start at 18:00

    Event details and signup:

    October 17, 2013

  • Itamar K.

    Very interesting!

    March 11, 2013

  • Rami G.

    I missed this session, unfortunatelly (last minute issue).

    Any chance it was recorded?


    March 11, 2013

  • Galite R.

    I had a great time yesterday.
    Thank you Shai Wininger for your very inspiring presentation.
    Great innovators like you, are not just talking product and/or technology but the human factor too as part of their vision.
    Respect for your clear "No Asshole" statement & your humility!
    Good luck to Fiverr and all the other enetrepreneurs in the room…
    Personaly I wish to see more entrepreneurs focusing on providing B2C - e-commerce services and products as such.
    Last but not leaat - thanks to the HUB for hosting us.


    2 · March 11, 2013

  • Chanan L.

    Really sorry I couldn't make it. I keep missing Shai's presentation!

    March 11, 2013

  • Chen F.

    Great meetup - shai was excellent!!!

    March 11, 2013

  • Tom V.

    Shai shared with us some great insights on how to build an international operating webservice.

    March 10, 2013

  • Tomer D.

    very good

    March 10, 2013

  • alonros


    March 10, 2013

  • Asi Ace M.

    Good session, sharp and insightful

    March 10, 2013

  • Andrei A.

    Meetups should be free!

    March 10, 2013

  • Yahli R.

    Shai was very down to earth, inspiring and interesting. He spoke well and to the point.
    I learned a lot and will most definitely benefit from his talk tonight. Thank you so much Shai and thanks for the hub for hosting this event

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Gilad E.

    Great session. Thank you for your time.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very insightful.

    March 10, 2013

  • Itamar B.

    מעוניינים לקחת את הכישורים שלך למקום עם נשמה?
    למיזם חברתי חדשני דרוש שותף טכנולוגי (CTO)
    עם ידע וניסיון ב-gamafication
    המיזם יתמקד בבעייה גלובאלית חשובה וישלב אלמנטים חינוכיים
    אנחנו עומדים לגשת ל-masschallange
    מעבר לכך - כל מי שהכיוון מעניין אותו מוזמן ליצור קשר

    March 10, 2013

  • Alex S.

    I am looking for partners to join a consortium or to lead a consortium applying for funding on FP7 Call 11. On rewarded proposals partners may get funding of up to 500K Euros (about 650K $). The program has no IP restrictions and no request for matching funds. The Call is looking for: Big Data novel algorithms, software infrastructures and methodologies for real time interaction, visualization, analytics and decision support applications over extremely large volumes of data. Big Data types that are currently experiencing very high growth rates are of special interest including 3D, biology, genomics, financial, geospatial, social networks, transportation, logistics, telecommunications, engineering, digital content industries and any type of data stream. Non-traditional database and storage solutions and data integrity protection tools are solicited for the robust integration and interpretation of heterogeneous data sources such as static and streaming data. Call me[masked]

    March 10, 2013

  • Haim B.

    Looking forward to it. Building a successful marketplace is certainly impressive. Would be interesting to hear on how Fiverr faced the chicken & egg problem in the early-stages.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Alexey E.


    March 4, 2013

  • Philip S.

    It sounds awesome! Is it going to be in Hebrew or English?
    Thanks :)

    March 1, 2013

    • shimrit t.


      March 2, 2013

    • Mickey P.

      כדי לממוע עוד שאלות קיטבק אולי תשני את הנושא הפגישה שיהיה בעברית, זה בכלל ימנע את השאלות כי אלו שלא מבינים עברית לא יגיבו כלל?

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • Xiurong Y.

    in English or Hebrew?

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Mickey P.

    Its in hebrew. Translating from shimrits message

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • shimrit t.

    ההרצאה בעברית

    March 1, 2013

  • Andrei A.

    Sounds great!

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good

    March 1, 2013

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