Caterina Fake

Founder and CEO, Findery; Cofounder, Flickr and Hunch


Caterina Fake is the Founder & CEO of Findery. Findery's members post notes around the world, telling stories about locations on a host of subjects such as personal history, celebrity gossip, local news, world history.

Previously, Fake was the cofounder of Hunch, a search and discovery engine, and cofounder of Flickr, the popular photo sharing site. Hunch sought to build the "taste graph" of the Internet, mapping every user on the Internet to every entity, and their affinity for that entity. It was acquired by eBay in 2011. Flickr was one of the principal "Web 2.0" sites, integrating features such as social networking, community open APIs, tagging, and algorithms that surfaced the most popular content. It was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.

Fake is Chairwoman of the Board of Etsy, Board of Directors of CreativeLive, and serves on the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley School of Information. She was named to the Time 100 most influential people in the world, and has received Honorary Doctorates from RISD and The New School.

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