Pinterest provides a visual discovery tool that helps users to discover ideas for various projects and interests on the Internet. Its platform allows posting content, including photos, comments, links, news and updates, and other materials. The Company’s platform also helps people around the world to find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try, as well as businesses to get discovered by people looking for ideas to try, buy and do. In addition, Pinterest offers tools, such as brand guidelines, buyable pins, pinterest analytics, promoted pins, rich pins, browser button and widget builder for developers.
Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2009
Size (employees)
2,380 (est)+2%
Pinterest was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Pinterest

Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Co-Founder, CEO
Todd Morgenfeld

Todd Morgenfeld

CFO
Vanja Josifovski

Vanja Josifovski

CTO
Francoise Brougher

Francoise Brougher

COO
Paul Sciarra

Paul Sciarra

Co-Founder
Evan Sharp

Evan Sharp

Co-Founder
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Pinterest Office Locations

Pinterest has offices in Berlin, Meguro-ku, London, Chicago and in 10 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
651 Brannan St.
Chicago, US
7th Floor, 320 W Ohio St
New York, US
4th floor, 475 5th Ave
San Francisco, US
560 7th St
Seattle, US
1099 Stewart St
Seattle, US
107 Spring Street
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Pinterest Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Pinterest's latest funding round in June 2017 was reported to be $150 m. In total, Pinterest has raised $1.7 b. Pinterest's latest valuation is reported to be $12.3 b.
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Pinterest Revenue

Pinterest's revenue was reported to be $300 m in Y, 2016 which is a 200% increase from the previous period.
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Revenue (Y, 2016)

300 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %

200%

Market valuation

12.3 b
USDY, 2015Y, 2016

Revenue

100 m300 m

Revenue growth, %

200%
USDY, 2016

Revenue/Employee

269 k
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Pinterest Operating Metrics

Pinterest's Registered Users was reported to be 200 m in Jan, 2018. Pinterest's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 200 m in Sep, 2017. Pinterest's Daily Active Users was reported to be 150 m in Mar, 2017.
Jan, 2015Oct, 2015Oct, 2016Mar, 2017Apr, 2017Sep, 2017Jan, 2018

Daily Active Users

150 m

Monthly Active Users

88 m100 m150 m175 m200 m

Monthly Active Users (US)

70 m

Registered Users

176 m200 m
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Pinterest Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Jelly HQ March 08, 2017
Instapaper August 23, 2016
Math Camp July 15, 2016
Tote June 22, 2016
Fleksy (6)June 15, 2016
URX May 03, 2016
Pext December 08, 2015
The Hunt (34)December 08, 2015
Kosei January 21, 2015
Icebergs July 30, 2014
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Human Capital Metrics

Pinterest's employees are reported to be approximately 44% female and 56% male.
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Pinterest Online and Social Media Presence

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Pinterest News and Updates

5 Ways Leadership Can Change the Conversation Around Diversity and Inclusion

Oftentimes leaders think that the risk is too great to get involved in the discussion of diversity and inclusion. In fact, it's the complete opposite.

'It's a game changer': Google, Pinterest, Snapchat and marketers are rushing to crack the latest advertising search trend

Visual search is emerging as the latest frontier that brands are looking to conquer in a bid to connect with consumers as well as drive sales. Retailers like The Home Depot, fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger, and auto brands like Toyota are active in the space, an increasing number have started t…

Instapaper is independent again 2 years after Pinterest acquisition

Bookmarking service Instapaper is unpinning itself from Pinterest, two years after being acquired by the social media giant. In a blog post, the Instapaper team announced that it is establishing a new company, Instant Paper, Inc. that Pinterest will then transfer ownership of Instapaper to in three …

Instapaper is leaving Pinterest, two years after being acquired

Back in August of 2016, Pinterest acquired Instapaper, the read-it-later bookmarking service originally built by Marco Arment. Just shy of two years later, Instapaper is going back to being independent. In a blog post published this afternoon, the team clarifies that a new company called “Instant Pa…

Pinterest is adding a way for users to collaborate on boards

Pinterest is trying to further tap its popularity as a place to plan events, this time adding ways for users to collaborate across boards that are baked directly into the app. Group boards will have their own designated feed, where users will be able to communicate with others collaborating on that …

Doctors And Nutritionists Reveal Pros And Cons Of The Keto Diet

“The beginning of the keto plan can be overwhelming. Hangry doesn’t even begin to describe it."
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Pinterest Company Life and Culture

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