Ben Silbermann

Ben Silbermann

Pinterest CEO Lays Out Growth Plan, Sees Revenue in 2014

Pinterest CEO Lays Out Growth Plan, Sees Revenue in 2014 In less than four years, Pinterest Inc. Chief Executive Ben Silbermann has expanded his quirky site for online scrapbooking into a social-media tool used by one-fifth of online adults in the U.S. For his next act, Mr. ...

Ben Silbermann: the modest genius behind Pinterest

Ben Silbermann: the James Stewart of the social media world and highly influential chief executive of Pinterest. Photograph: Robyn Twomey/Corbis Outline When you go to meet a hot young tech mogul in his hot young tech office, there are certain things you expect to see: a raw industrial ...

A Q&A With Ben Horowitz On His New Book, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”

And there is a lot of kind of way-earlier-on CEOs who are developing, where they are going to be really good; I think Ben Silbermann at Pinterest falls into this category– he is very hard on himself, but he is really good. Leena: It sounds like you are pretty hard on yourself, too. Ben ...

Pinterest Launches Place Pins To Help Pinners Plan Their Trips

At an event with 150 “Pinners” (and an untold number of journalists) at Pinterest HQ in San Francisco, CEO Ben Silbermann announced that the company would introduce new ways to plan trips. “We’re excited to inspire you to go out and do things,” Silbermann told the audience. The ...

Pinterest To Begin Experimenting With Ads To Make Service Sustainable

CEO Ben Silbermann today told users “we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses” because “it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay.” Pinterest had previously only made a tiny amount from referral fees ...

Pinterest Adds Place Pins for Better Travel Planning

With these locations, users can better create pinboards for trip planning and highlighting hotspots in their particular neighborhood, according to Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. Users can click "add a map" on a new board or in the settings of an existing board to start adding Place Pins. ...

Pinterest introduces advertising in the form of 'promoted pins'

The site’s chief executive and co-founder, Ben Silbermann, announced the change on Thursday. “For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds,” he wrote in a blogpost. “For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in ...

Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to focus on revenue in 2014

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann is downplaying his company's $3.8 billion valuation. Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann isn't letting a sky-high valuation go to his head. After raising a $225 million round in November, the social scrapbooking site's value was pegged at $3.8 billion, but ...

Why Ben Silbermann Keeps Creating New Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann tells us why he makes sure to check in frequently with what a user's first impression is. It's fair to say that Ben Silbermann spends a lot of time on Pinterest. As the social network's founder and CEO, he's intimately familiar with its every ...

Pinterest Founder Ben Silbermann On Why The Best Talent Goes After Adventure, Not Success

"I think the thing that I've learned is that really great people, they actually want to work on hard problems," says Ben Silbermann, cofounder and CEO of Pinterest. With Pinterest in its infancy, Silbermann never imagined that he would be able to attract the best of the best in ...

What A Social Share Is Worth To Retailers On Different Social Networks

( Wall Street Journal ) PINTEREST REVENUE PLAN IN 2014: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann says his goal is for the company to begin earning revenue this year. "We have [revenue] goals. They're projected," he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Silbermann also said that he's ...

Pinterest slated to report its first revenue in 2014

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said he is aiming to turn his quirky online scrapbooking site into a viable business. Pinterest is set to generate its first revenue this year, when it begins charging advertisers to promote their services, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. (Read ...

Pinterest: Here Come The Ads (But They'll Be Tasteful!)

Founder and CEO Ben Silbermann promised in a blog post, however, that he will avoid “flashy banners or pop-up ads.” Here’s Silbermann’s post further explaining his thinking: Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been ...

Pinterest, Palantir drew the most VC funding in Bay Area in 2013

Pinterest, led by CEO Ben Silbermann, was the Bay Area company that raised the most venture money in 2013, according to PitchBook. It raised a total of $425 million in two fundings. Two venture-backed companies that went to the funding well twice last year raised the most venture money ...

50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest

Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silbermann began developing Pinterest in December 2009 with the site officially launching in March 2010. Silbermann said he personally wrote to the site’s first 5,000 users offering his personal phone number and even meeting with some of its ...

Pinterest Launches Place Pins, With Maps Instead of Boards

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said at a launch event at the company’s San Francisco headquarters that the site’s users create 1.5 million travel-related pins per day, with 750 million of them in the system altogether. Now, instead of being displayed like other content on tiled boards...

Pinterest to Start Testing Promoted Pins, It Warns Community

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann today wrote a blog post justifying and explaining his company’s future and theoretical use of advertising, as a way of cushioning the blow for users of the site. What will Pinterest’s ads be like? Different and prettier and nicer. They’ll be called “promoted ...

Pinterest Plans “Choose Your Own Adventure” Product Announcement For April 24

We’ve confirmed with the company that this will be a product announcement and CEO Ben Silbermann will speak. So what will Pinterest unveil? The startup has written that this year it’s focused on helping people discover pins related to their interests. In January it launched a preview of ...

Pinterest to begin selling advertising, analyst sees $500 million in revenue

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog Pinterest Inc. CEO Ben Silbermann said some Internet companies failed because they tried to introduce advertising to their products too quickly. Pinterest’s aim is to roll out advertising at the right time and in the ...

Pinterest Is Getting Serious About Search

The Wall Street Journal has an interview out with Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. Asked about Pinterest’s business model, he says, “It will be getting them to discover the things they want. And it may be a product that they buy; it may be a service that they use sometime down the line. But ...

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