October 20, 2014 2:30 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Pinterest, Inc.

Company Overview

Pinterest, Inc. provides an online tool that enables users to collect, organize, and pin things that they find on Websites and blogs. The company also provides its products for iOS and Android devices. Pinterest, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.

808 Brannan Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Founded in 2008

Phone:

415-762-7100

Fax:

415-762-7100

Key Executives for Pinterest, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Founder
Head of Partnerships
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pinterest, Inc. Key Developments

Pinterest Launches Location-Based Pins

Pinterest is now letting users add location to their pins. Pinterest announced there are more than 750 million travel-related pins on the site already. With the new location-based pins, users will be able to create maps for friends visiting from out of town, or vacation spots they want to see.

Pinterest Not Looking For An IPO

Pinterest, Inc. is not looking for an initial public offering (IPO). Ben Silbermann, Chief Executive Officer of Pinterest, has consistently denied that the company is considering an IPO.

Pinterest Announces Executive Changes

Pinterest has hired newly appointed San Francisco Chronicle President Joanne Bradford to be head of partnerships. Bradford, who will leave at the end of the month, joined the Chronicle in May to oversee digital and marketing efforts. Publisher Jeffrey Johnson announced her planned departure in an email to the company's staff, according to his company's news website, SFGate.com. Johnson said Bradford will reportedly continue to advise the publishing company, and will also work on developing partnerships with its parent company, Hearst Corp. Bradford and Johnson are credited with overseeing major changes in web operations at The Chronicle and SF Gate, launching a mobile site and eliminating an initiative in which some content was offered only to subscribers and was unavailable on SFGate.com. Bradford, who has a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from San Diego State University, was previously chief revenue officer at Microsoft, senior vice president at Yahoo and chief marketing and revenue officer at Demand Media. She has worked in ad product marketing, business development and computer programming, and has managed international sales teams.

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