Berlin, September 27, 2019 – FIWARE Foundation is thrilled to welcome on board its newest Community Partner Fiverr. Launched in 2010, the Tel Aviv-based company has taken the world by storm and went on to become a driving force in the online gig economy in less than 10 years.

The idea is pretty simple: In the backdrop of a growing thriving online gig industry, Fiverr offers entrepreneurs a platform to find gigs (short-term projects) that they can execute at the tips of their fingers, from anywhere in the world. When joining Fiverr, entrepreneurs and clients looking for (buying or selling) static websites, WordPress tweaks, material design and so on find each other and engage in projects together. Fiverr takes a 20% cut on the transactions.

With expansion rates going through the roof across the pond, the company has recently landed in Germany and will soon further develop into the European Market. This partnership will be helpful in achieving that. A firm believer in sustainable growth and key collaborations, both companies see many synergies between them towards helping their members and customers to navigate the digital future.

The cornerstone of sustainable and inclusive cities, digital technologies can foster high quality, user-centric digital public services for citizens and continuous cross-border public services for entrepreneurs. In turn, the management of public services can be better handled, boosting accountability, trust and economic development.

FIWARE Foundation and Fiverr could not be more excited about this partnership, which includes, among others, a commitment to the promotion of the FIWARE technologies among Fiverr Germany customers-base and partners. In turn, FIWARE Foundation will equally promote Fiverr services among its growing and international ecosystem.

Above all, both organizations cherish a strong partner ecosystem that creates value for their members. To kick off this partnership with flying colors, Fiverr will join FIWARE Foundation as one of the key partners of its upcoming FIWARE Global Summit which will, for the very first time, take place at the CityCube Berlin, on October 23 and 24.

Co-located with the Smart Country Convention, it will gather renowned speakers from the Smart City, Smart Industry, Smart AgriFood and Smart Energy sector and expects to attract hundreds of city representatives, developers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, SMEs, large enterprises and investors to get the inside scoop on the trendiest digital solutions, based on recognized Open Source technology.

Housing more than 70 sessions, panels, workshops, and keynotes on disruptive open source technologies, this Summit’s edition brings a novelty: the Smart Cities track will be open to attendees from the Smart Country Convention. The track will host both city mayors and CIOs, who will be sharing the challenges, opportunities and strategies in their digital transformation journey.

The FIWARE Global Summit is the one place where attendees will have a rewarding experience and learn all there is to know about Smart City, open source solutions (to name but a few), with speakers and attendees from Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Singapore. Join us and be part of the smarter digital future: https://www.fiware.org/summit

 

About FIWARE Foundation:

Founded in 2016 by Atos, Engineering, Orange and Telefónica, FIWARE Foundation accelerates the emergence of innovative marketplaces of smart portable and interoperable solutions, guiding industries, governments, universities, and civil society to develop their smart vision.

With the support of a growing global community that shares the effort of making FIWARE open source technology the best instrument for companies to reach their full potential and scale up their activities to enter new markets and grow their businesses, FIWARE Foundation strives to connect the world to a future in which people can meet, work, live in a more enjoyable, resilient, and efficient way. An exciting digital future where new business opportunities can flourish.

About Fiverr:

With more than 830,000 registered freelancers from 160 countries offering their skills in under 200+ categories, Fiverr is a platform in which freelancers can offer their services and then be hired by individuals, small businesses and enterprises looking for someone to complete a specific task.

Press Contact:

For FIWARE Foundation
Val De Oliveira
valdirene.deoliveira#arroba#fiware.org

For Fiverr
Nicole Renard
nicole.renard#arroba#fiverr.com