Company

A brief history

Pinterest is the visual discovery engine. It's where you find and do what you love. With Pinterest, you can discover useful and relevant things that inspire you to do stuff.

It all started in 2010, when three entrepreneurs came together. Their goal was simple: to create something they thought was useful and that a few other people would find useful too.

It began as a tool to help people collect the things they were passionate about online. But it soon became apparent that the real joy was being inspired by what other people shared and applying that inspiration to their own lives.

Pinners began using the platform to answer everyday questions such as “What shall I cook?” and “What shall I wear?” They also used it for epic goals such as getting a tattoo or building a motorcycle. Whatever the interest, people have told us that life gets a little bit better when they can use these ideas to make more of their moments.

Today, more than 200 million people come to the platform every month to explore and experience more than 100 billion ideas. We’re proud to help people discover and do what they love. And the really exciting part is that we're just getting started.

Our headquarters are in San Francisco, CA. We have over 1,300 employees in offices around the globe, including in Atlanta, Berlin, Chicago, Detroit, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seattle and Tokyo.

200m+
monthly active users
100b+
Pins saved by Pinners
80%
of Pinners use our mobile app
50%+
Pinners live outside the US

Pinterest is the visual discovery engine. Our mission is to help you discover and do what you love.

Our leadership

Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Co-founder and CEO

Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Pinterest. He loves saving ideas about food, photography and activities to do with his two kids. Before starting Pinterest, Ben worked at Google and graduated from Yale.

Evan Sharp

Evan Sharp

Co-founder

Evan is the co-founder of Pinterest, where he leads all product, marketing and design efforts. Before Pinterest, Evan worked at Facebook as a product designer. He received a Bachelor's degree in history from the University of Chicago and studied architecture at Columbia University. 

Pinterest COO Françoise Brougher

Françoise Brougher

Chief Operating Officer

Françoise is the COO at Pinterest, where she’s responsible for growing the company’s global operations and leading sales, partner marketing, measurement, corporate and business development and communications. Previously, Brougher held business and operations roles at Square and Google. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Engineering from the Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers in France.

Todd Morgenfeld

Todd Morgenfeld

Chief Financial Officer

Todd is the CFO at Pinterest and oversees business and corporate development, finance, accounting, investor relations, workplace, IT and community ops. Previously, he was VP of Finance at Twitter and served as an armor officer in the United States Army. Todd holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated first in his class.

Image of Lawrence Ripsher, Pinterest SVP of Product

Lawrence Ripsher

SVP of Product

Lawrence is the SVP of Product at Pinterest where he leads the company's product vision and the teams building for Pinners and Partners. Previously, Lawrence ran UX and design for Bing including web, image and video search as well as Bing Maps. Before that, he was the co-founder and CEO of Kikker Interactive, which was acquired by Microsoft. Lawrence graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class honors in Computer Science.