V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Pinterest History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Pinterest?

Pinterest was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra, and Evan Sharp.

When was Pinterest incorporated?

Pinterest was incorporated as Cold Brew Labs Inc. in July 2009 and amended its name to Pinterest Inc. in April 2012.

When did design and development efforts start at Pinterest?

Pinterest started design and development efforts in November 2009.

When did Pinterest purchase its domain name?

Pinterest purchased the pinterest.com domain name in November 2009.

When did Pinterest launch publicly?

Pinterest launched in private beta in January 2010 and in open beta in August 2012.

How much venture capital did Pinterest raise?

Pinterest raised more than $1.5 billion USD in 15 funding rounds.ย 

When did Pinterest go public?

Pinterest started trading on the NYSE in April 2019.

Where was Pinterest headquartered?

Pinterest was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Pinterest?


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What was the version 1 of Pinterest like?

JAN 2010

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Pinterest?

2009 to 2012

2013 to 2016

2017 to 2019

What were some of the extra materials about Pinterest?

2009 JUL.pdf

2009 JUN Articles of Incorporation

2016 NOV Ben Silbermann at Startup School SV 2016

Form S-1.pdf

2019 MAR Form S-1