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.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
1,862 (est)+2%
Pinterest was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management at Pinterest

Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Co-Founder, CEO
Todd  Morgenfeld

Todd Morgenfeld

Vanja Josifovski

Vanja Josifovski

Evan Sharp

Evan Sharp

Paul Sciarra

Paul Sciarra

Tim Kendall

Tim Kendall

Matt Crystal

Matt Crystal

Online Partnerships
Jure Leskovec

Jure Leskovec

Chief Scientist
Gene Alston

Gene Alston

Head of Business Development

Pinterest Office Locations

Pinterest has offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Paris, São Paulo and in 10 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
808 Brannan St.
Seattle, US
107 Spring Street
São Paulo, BR
São Paulo - State of São Paulo
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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 $1.5 b. Pinterest's latest valuation is reported to be $12.3 b.

Pinterest Financials

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

Revenue (Y, 2016)

300 m

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


Market valuation

12.3 b
USDY, 2015Y, 2016


100 m300 m

Revenue growth, %

USDY, 2016


269 k
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Pinterest Operating Metrics

Pinterest's Registered Users was reported to be 176 m in Jan, 2015. Pinterest's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 200 m in Sep, 2017
Jan, 2015Oct, 2015Oct, 2016Apr, 2017Sep, 2017

Registered Users

176 m

Monthly Active Users

88 m100 m150 m175 m200 m

Monthly Active Users (US)

70 m
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Pinterest Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Jelly HQMarch 08, 2017
InstapaperAugust 23, 2016
ToteJune 22, 2016
FleksyJune 15, 2016
URXMay 03, 2016
The HuntDecember 08, 2015
PextDecember 08, 2015
KoseiJanuary 21, 2015
IcebergsJuly 30, 2014
VisualGraphJanuary 06, 2014
HackermeterOctober 11, 2013
LivestarMarch 20, 2013
PunchforkJanuary 03, 2013

Pinterest Median Salaries

Source: 192 public H-1B filings from Pinterest
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Pinterest's Web-traffic and Trends

Pinterest Online and Social Media Presence

Pinterest News and Updates

Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

 Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it’s been increasingly focusing on its interface with the real world with the camera. Now the company is going a step further by le…

Pinterest launches Lens Your Look fashion search feature and visual scan codes

Pinterest will begin to roll out a new series of features today, including Lens Your Look, which allows you to add a photo to any text query. With this feature, you can, for example, pair a photo of a favorite jacket with the search term “autumn fashion” to come up with new outfit ideas, or […]

4 Signs You're Overcomplicating Your Digital Marketing Strategy

But here's the thing. Lots of businesses, both small and large, are unknowingly making their digital marketing strategies even more complicated than they have to be.

Bogus Health News Is All Over Pinterest

Pins making unsubstantiated claims — like that cinnamon cures arthritis and alkaline water kills cancer — have been pinned thousands of times. View Entire Post ›

The 17 best Instant Pot recipes on Pinterest

The Instant Pot is seven things in one: a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, porridge maker, sauté pan, steamer, and even a yogurt maker. People love how easily and quickly you can make meals with an Instant Pot. There are tons of recipes on Pinterest, from Korean chicken meatballs to Oreo…

How Pinterest uses AI to learn (and sell) your style

Pinterest’s computer vision tools can be used to identify things you see in the world, but the real goal is to be able to recognize your style, even if it doesn’t have a name. “We don’t have to know the name of your style but we [can match it], and I think that’s the magic […]
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Pinterest Company Life and Culture

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