Etsy lands $20M, bringing valuation to nearly $300M, hires ex-Googler as COO

It’s a busy time for e-commerce site Etsy, which focuses on handmade arts and crafts. The company announced yesterday that it has snagged $20 million in its fifth round of funding, led by Index Ventures. And just this morning, it was revealed that former Google international executive Adam Freed (pictured) is joining the company as COO, reports All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher.