Pinterest

Pinterest

Pinterest is a photo sharing, publishing website, social media web and mobile application company.

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Timeline

August 4, 2020

Pinterest tops 400 million monthly active users--with Gen Z, men and Millennials driving growth.

June 2020

Pinterest announces that it has about 400 million monthly active users, most of whom are women.

May 22, 2020

Pinterest launches shopping spotlights with influencers and publishers

April 8, 2019

Pinterest sets a price range of $15 to $17 per share for its IPO of 75 million shares.

2019

Pinterest beats revenue on user addition and lifts 2019 sales forecast.

Funding rounds

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Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Pinterest funding round, June 2017
150,000,000
June 2017
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Ben Silbermann

Co-Founder, CEO

Abby Maldonado

Employee

Adam Ward

Employee

Adrian Aoun

Investor

Aimee Wong

Employee

Alli Kopas

Employee

Amy Jennison

Employee

Aren Sandersen

Employee

Benjamin Ling

Advisor

BreAnn Cheung

Employee

Brian Cohen

Investor

Cara Brennan Allamano, MS, SPHR

Employee

Chris Dixon

Investor

Danielle Sandre

Employee

Dave Morin

Investor

Elad Gil

Investor

Elia Ma

Employee

Evan Sharp

Co-Founder

Fritz Lanman

Investor

Genevieve Chayer

Employee

Ghadir Alharazi

Employee

Jack Abraham

Investor

Jeff Jordan

Investor

Jeff Miller

Employee

Jeremy Stoppelman

Investor

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Further reading

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Zoe Schiffer
September 11, 2020
The Verge
Following up on Françoise Brougher's lawsuit against the company, four employees who worked on the finance team speak out about an unequal culture.
Megan Rose Dickey
August 17, 2020
TechCrunch
Pinterest has appointed Andrea Wishom, President of trampoline company Skywalker Holdings and former Harpo Studios executive, to its board of directors. The appointment makes her Pinterest's first Black board member and third female board member. Pinterest added its first female board member in 2016, when it appointed Michelle Wilson, a former Amazon executive. Wilson was [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
August 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Welcome back to Human Capital. This week, Uber and Lyft's legal battle against a California law pertaining to independent contractors continued, and Pinterest employees reached their breaking point.
Kate Cox
August 12, 2020
Ars Technica
Suit claims woman-focused social platform discriminates against female employees.
Catherine Shu
August 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Pinterest's former chief operating officer has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of gender discrimination. Françoise Brougher, who says she was abruptly fired from the company in April, is suing the company to hold it "accountable for discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and the Labor [...]
Erin Griffith
August 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Françoise Brougher, Pinterest's former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.
August 4, 2020
WebWire
It's official: More than 400 million people around the world now come to Pinterest every month to find inspiration. If our positive corner of the internet were a country, it would surpass the United States as the third largest in the world. But what inspires me most isn't how much we've grown--it's the audiences that are growing with us. Pinterest has always been for everyone. Women were the first to embrace us; they still make up more than 60%1 of our platform globally--and we're pr...
Brian Heater
July 10, 2020
TechCrunch
If you're an iPhone user, odds are fairly good you spent a frustrating portion of the morning attempting to reopen apps. I know my morning walk was dampened by the inability to fire up Spotify. Plenty of other users reported similar issues with reported similar issues with a number of apps, including Pinterest and Waze. [...]
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
June 19, 2020
Mail Online
Keen, which was quietly introduced this week, is available on the web and Android and is meant to be an alternative to the infinite scrolling associated with other types of web and social media browsing.
Sarah Perez
June 18, 2020
TechCrunch
A new project called Keen is launching today from Google's in-house incubator for new ideas, Area 120, to help users track their interests. The app is like a modern rethinking of the Google Alerts service, which allows users to monitor the web for specific content. Except instead of sending emails about new Google Search results, [...]
Elizabeth Culliford
June 15, 2020
U.S.
Two former Pinterest employees who left the image-sharing company in late May publicly alleged in tweets on Monday that they had experienced racial discrimination in the workplace.
Sarah Perez
June 1, 2020
TechCrunch
As more retailers are bringing their products online via Pinterest, the company this morning is launching a new "Shop" tab in its Lens camera search results that will show the matching in-stock merchandise similar to a photo you take of something offline in the real world or even uploaded as a screenshot. To use the [...]
May 22, 2020
WebWire
We introduced new and updated features to make shopping on Pinterest even easier and more inspiring. From allowing you to shop in-stock products inspired by your own Pins to a new Shop tab that's just like a personal shopping list, more than ever shopping on Pinterest is like flipping through the pages of your favorite catalog that feels handpicked for you. In these times when browsing the aisles of a favorite store just isn't possible, we want to bring that experience to you. We'r...
Mark Hachman
May 19, 2020
PCWorld
Some of the new features are here now, and some are arriving in the near future.
Frederic Lardinois
May 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Microsoft's Edge browser is getting a bunch of new features soon. Some of these are for casual users while others are aimed at business users, IT admins and developers, but they all demonstrate that after releasing the first stable version of the browser only recently, the team is now starting to build in new features [...]
May 11, 2020
WebWire
It all starts with a board. People come to Pinterest to look ahead. They find inspiration and ideas on Pinterest and save those ideas to boards, whether it's for a dinner recipe, weekend activity, or planning for a birthday party or wedding. While planning might look different these days as we adjust to the new normal of quarantine, people are getting back to future optimism. Recently, they've returned to searches about travel, event planning, summer, weddings and more. In fact, last mo...
Reuters Editorial
May 5, 2020
U.S.
Image sharing company Pinterest Inc's first-quarter revenue beat estimates on Tuesday, as coronavirus-led lockdowns forced people to stay indoors and seek engagement and entertainment online.
Sarah Perez
April 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Given the rise in online shopping attributed to the coronavirus outbreak which has forced consumers to stay home from stores, Pinterest today is launching a new way to shop on its platform. Now, Pinterest users will be able to browse in-stock inventory from newly added "Shop" tabs on Search and on Pinterest boards. The company [...]
Sarah Perez
April 4, 2020
TechCrunch
This week... how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting apps and the wider mobile app industry, more leaks about the new version of iOS, Apple bought Dark Sky, and more.
Darrell Etherington
April 2, 2020
TechCrunch
There have been a few scattered efforts to leverage crowd-sourced self-reporting of symptoms as a way to potentially predict and chart the progress of COVID-19 across the U.S., and around the world. A new effort looks like the most comprehensive, well-organized and credibly backed yet, however - and it's been developed in part by Pinterest [...]
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