It started with a Pin
Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Our mission is to help people discover the things they love, and inspire them to go do those things in their daily lives. We're building the world's first and biggest discovery engine. Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra co-founded our site in March 2010. Since then, we’ve helped millions of people pick up new hobbies, find their style and plan life’s important projects.
Here are a few ways to hear more from us:
- For all our news, check out the Pinterest blog.
- For technical news and updates, check out the Pinterest Engineering blog.
- For businesses and brands, check out Pinterest for Business.
- For journalists with questions or to be added to our press list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: If you're not a journalist, please contact us through our Help Center. This is the best way to receive timely assistance.)
- If you're a Pinner and need help or have a suggestion, please visit our Help Center.
Location: San Francisco, CA (headquarters) with offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and Sao Paulo
Platforms: Web, Android, iOS
Investors: Jack Abraham (Milo), Michael Birch (Bebo), Scott Belsky (Behance), Shana Fisher (Highline Venture Partners), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Kevin Hartz (EventBrite), Jeremy Stoppelman (Yelp), Hank Vigil, Fritz Lanman and Brian S. Cohen.
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Ben grew up in Iowa, where he spent a lot of time collecting bugs. Today, he helps millions of people collect things they love as co-founder and CEO of Pinterest. Before Pinterest, Ben worked at Google on AdSense and studied at Yale. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and son.
Evan used to be an architect. Then, he designed Pinterest! Today he leads Pinterest's creative team. Before Pinterest, he was a product designer at Facebook and studied history at the University of Chicago and architecture at Columbia. He lives in San Francisco.
Paul played in a country-western band, nearly became a lawyer, and worked in venture capital before launching Pinterest. Paul left Pinterest in 2012 and, today, he's working on new projects in technology. He studied Philosophy at Yale and lives in San Francisco.