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Ben Silbermann

Cofounder, CEO, Pinterest

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Silbermann's first product, which he launched with a college friend, was a shopping app called Tote. Tote failed to take off, but it did reveal something interesting: Rather than buy things, people used Silbermann's app to email themselves pictures of products to view later. This struck a chord with Silbermann, who had been a collector all his life. In the fall of 2009, surmised that a digital collection--of books, clothes, or even insects--could be a powerful medium for self-expression, and the idea for Pinterest was born.

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Pinterest’s newest board member is a former finance exec for CBS and Pepsi

Fred Reynolds, a former executive for CBS Corp. and PepsiCo, is joining the board of directors of Pinterest, TechCrunch reports. The move comes amid rumblings of a possible IPO next year, although no timeline to go public has been laid out. Reynolds, who had a career in finance that spanned 38 years, stepped down as … Continue reading “Pinterest’s newest board member is a former finance exec for CBS and Pepsi”

Pinterest’s newest board member is a former finance exec for CBS and Pepsi
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