Collectors, a company that authenticates, classifies and manages collectibles such as sports trading cards and autographed memorabilia, coins, video games and more, is hiring in a new office in Seattle.
Collectors has offices in Santa Ana, California, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Paris. The Seattle location at 2033 6th Ave. is directly across from the Amazon headquarters towers and is currently home to a team of 10.
The company plans to hire another 20 software engineers, designers and product managers over the next year, according to a press release this week. Collectors said recent hires have come from tech companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Zillow and include chief product officer Ryan Hoge, who was chief product officer at Microsoft for 15 years.
The global collectibles market is expected to reach $522 billion by 2028, up from $372 billion in 2020. The Seattle office is working on new technologies and services to further fuel the growth of collectors and hobbyists. time.
“From harnessing machine learning to help better predict the value of collectibles to developing tools to improve the grading process, the work Collectors does is helping to evolve the hobby and the business. into the future,” Hoge said in a statement.
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Flatiron Health founder Nat Turrner led a group of investors that acquired Collectors in 2021. The company employs more than 1,200 people.