Ben Silbermann

  • Pinterest Updates Diversity Efforts for 2016, Goals for 2017

    … underrepresented backgrounds this year, especially in engineering, including Li Fan, head of engineering, and Ruben Ortega, head of our Seattle engineering office. In addition, Michelle Wilson became the first independent member of our board. As for 2017 goals, he wrote: We updated our women in engineering hiring rate goal to 25 percent…

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  • Pinterest Tops 150 Million Monthly Active Users

    … By David Cohen on Oct. 13, 2016 - 2:00 PM Pinterest announced Thursday that it has surpassed 150 million monthly active users, growing its total by some 50 percent year-over-year. The social network also shared the following statistics in an email to SocialTimes: 80 million of those 150 million MAUs are from outside of the U.S. 75 percent…

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  • Former Amazon Exec Michelle Wilson Joins Pinterest Board

    … member, joining co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann and early investors Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz and Jeremy Levine of Bessemer Venture Partners. Wilson said in a statement: Pinterest is a treasured brand that helps people around world discover and do the things they love. I’m passionate about working with companies with a global vision for improving people’s everyday lives and look forward to working with Ben and team on this journey.…

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