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In this episode, Micha Kaufman, Co-founder, and CEO of Fiverr gave us an overview of the workforce revolution through his eyes. He starts his journey 12 years ago, when he founded Fiverr, and takes us right up until today, looking at the accelerations of this revolution by gen Z entering the workforce.
During the first year of the pandemic, organizations lost control over people’s time. But then, companies started to think maybe time isn’t the only way to measure people, maybe we need to look at people’s impact and contributions? The organizations that don’t migrate their thinking towards this approach over the next 2-4 years are going to be left behind.
So, we got straight to the point and asked Micha, “Is full-time employment dead?”
His answer? “Absolutely, yes!”
In his opinion, it’s only a matter of 5-10 years – the old social construct of how businesses work with talent is set to change forever.
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Micha Kaufman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Fiverr, the world’s largest and fastest-growing marketplace for digital services.
Since its launch, Fiverr has become a leader in its multibillion-dollar industry, enabling freelancers and entrepreneurs to start doing, growing, and succeeding. Kaufman is also He is an angel investor, a partner at Cerca VC, a startup mentor, and a contributor at WIRED and Forbes.
As a recognized voice in the areas of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and the gig economy, Kaufman frequently shares his views through the Fiverr blog, Medium, and various media outlets.
Meet your hosts
Shahar Erez is the Co-founder & CEO of Fiverr Enterprise. In 2021, Fiverr Enterprise was acquired by Fiverr for $110M just 15 months after coming out of stealth mode.
Shahar is a tech-scene veteran and serial entrepreneur in Israel and Silicon Valley. He has 20 years of executive experience in engineering, product, and marketing under his belt at companies like HP, VMware, and Kenshoo.
He has a BA from IDC University and an MBA from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.
Lastly, he is a proud father of 3, an amateur cyclist, and an avid reader.
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Romi was educated on three continents; she grew up in Japan as a baby, in California as a young adult, and now in Israel.
Romi has had an interesting career path (she’s a classic Gen Y story), starting as a CSR and sustainability consultant at BDO firm, to becoming an innovation management professional.
That lead her to become a mentor at different entrepreneurship programs, a podcaster, and today the marketing manager at Fiverr Enterprise.
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