Photo albums have been used by the people globally, for years, to organize their photo collections. Now, with the emergence of digital cameras and mobile phones, need for a digital photo organizer arose and Ben Silbermann along with Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp recognized this need.
They developed a social platform in 2009 and launched it as Pinterest back in 2010. It is a website where photos can be organized into different categories / themes (birthday, wedding and etc.) and can also be shared among the folks. It is in short a virtual pin-board.
Today, Pinterest is in the list of ten largest social networking websites of the world. More than 11 million users login to Pinterest every week. Initially, Pinterest used to send invitations to the potential users but recently in August 2012 it is opened for everyone. Pinterest won Webby Award in 2012 for its best visual design functionality.
Paul Sciarra has left Pinterest in 2012 for another job opportunity, whereas Pinterest hired Jon Jenkins of Amazon. Jon is now providing extravagant technical support to Pinterest along with other team members.
Ben Silbermann used to work in the sales department of Google and left it for starting his own business. His Pinterest is now a big success with 20 million users and growing with each passing day.
Want to know more about Ben Silbermann and Pinterest? If yes then stream the video below. It is a close, personal and much friendly conversation of Benn at Startup Grind.
- Ben’s Ambitions When He was a Child
- Ben’s Working Experience at Google
- How and When Ben’s Got an Idea of Starting-Up Pinterest
- How Ben and His Team Members Generated Seed Investment
- Pinterest Growth Strategies
Much more spicy discussion is waiting for you therein. Have a great time watching this interview.
Video: Founder Ben Silbermann Tells Pinterest.com
(filmed at 2012)