IZEA Begins Trading on NASDAQ Capital Markets Today.
Ten years ago I had a vision. I saw a future where everyone would be a content creator through publishing platforms on the Internet. I believed this new breed of creator would disrupt the world as we know it, changing the media landscape and transforming the way in which we are entertained, educated and inspired. Others shared this vision, and together we created a company to help the world’s creators monetize their content, creativity and influence. In 2006, we launched the world’s first marketplace that paid bloggers to create content on behalf of brands at a time when nobody knew what sponsored social was.
A lot has changed since IZEA was founded. YouTube. Twitter. Facebook. Snapchat. Instagram. iPhone. iPad. Through it all, we have continued to innovate. We were the first company to pay people to tweet, to post sponsored photos and to stream on Periscope. Our world has been radically altered in a very short period of time. From students to grandparents, billions of people are finding their voice via the Internet. Our mission remains the same: to champion the creators and help them reach their goals through monetization.
Today is a very special day for the IZEA community. Ten years after creating an industry, our company is taking a major leap forward; a step which will ultimately lead to more opportunity for all of the marketers and creators we serve. Today, we begin trading on the NASDAQ Capital Markets under the symbol “IZEA”.
I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing team that has built this company, or more grateful for the community that we support. Your creativity amazes and delights me every day and you are the reason I get out of bed each morning.
I look forward to the next 10 years together and can’t wait to share what is next.
Founder, Chairman & CEO