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.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)2,623 (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

Vanja Josifovski

Vanja Josifovski

CTO, VP of Engineering
Francoise Brougher

Francoise Brougher

Paul Sciarra

Paul Sciarra

Evan Sharp

Evan Sharp

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Pinterest Office Locations

Pinterest has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles 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

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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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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 250 m in Sep, 2018.
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Monthly Active Users (US)

70 m125 m


175 b

Registered Users

176 m200 m
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Pinterest Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Jelly HQMarch 08, 2017
InstapaperAugust 23, 2016
Math CampJuly 15, 2016
ToteJune 22, 2016
FleksyJune 15, 2016
URXMay 03, 2016
PextDecember 08, 2015
The HuntDecember 08, 2015
KoseiJanuary 21, 2015
IcebergsJuly 30, 2014
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Pinterest Online and Social Media Presence

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Pinterest News and Updates

Pinterest is interviewing bankers — a sign that the IPO is finally happening

Will the company go public before any looming recession? The tease appears to be over. Pinterest, the search and discovery startup valued at $12 billion, interviewed some bankers last week hoping to underwrite its initial public offering later this year, according to people familiar with the m…

Pinterest misses 2018 hiring goal for underrepresented minorities in tech roles, hits other targets

In its annual diversity report, Pinterest continues to hit its hiring goals for women in engineering and underrepresented minorities in non-technical roles.

Pinterest is talking to bankers and has hired a key exec as it readies itself for a 2019 IPO

Pinterest is in the process of talking to bankers as it seeks to choose underwriters for an early 2019 IPO, The Wall Street Journal reported. The report comes on the heels of Pinterest hiring former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner as its head of investor relations, Business Insider first repor…

Pinterest Getting Ready for an Early 2019 IPO, Report Says

The company announced in September it had amassed 250 million users.

The Wall Street Journal: Pinterest eyes $12 billion valuation as it looks to go public as soon as April

Pinterest is actively preparing for an IPO that could come as soon as April, according to people familiar with the company’s plans, the latest in a line of tech companies ramping up plans to go public.

Pinterest has nabbed Google and Alibaba's former head of investor relations — the biggest sign yet that it's gearing up for a 2019 IPO

Pinterest has hired former Google and Alibaba exec Jane Penner as its head of investor relations. The move is an indication of Pinterest's intention to focus on bringing top talent to interface with Wall Street ahead of its potential 2019 IPO. Penner led investor relations for the Chinese e-commer…
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Pinterest Company Life and Culture

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Pinterest Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Pinterest founded?

    Pinterest was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Pinterest key executives?

    Pinterest's key executives are Ben Silbermann, Todd Morgenfeld and Vanja Josifovski.

  • How many employees does Pinterest have?

    Pinterest has 2,623 employees.

  • What is Pinterest revenue?

    Latest Pinterest annual revenue is $300 m.

  • What is Pinterest revenue per employee?

    Latest Pinterest revenue per employee is $114.4 k.

  • Who are Pinterest competitors?

    Competitors of Pinterest include Mighty Networks, Tumblr and Facebook.

  • Where is Pinterest headquarters?

    Pinterest headquarters is located at 651 Brannan St., San Francisco.

  • Where are Pinterest offices?

    Pinterest has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does Pinterest have?

    Pinterest has 17 offices.