Founder & CEO, Findery. Cofounder, Flickr & Hunch
Caterina Fake is the Founder and CEO of Findery, a social mobile application for places. Findery's members post notes around the world, telling stories about locations on a host of subjects such as personal history, local news and world history.
Previously, Fake was the cofounder of Hunch, a search and discovery engine, and 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 Chairman of the Board of Etsy, on the Board of Directors of CreativeLive and Southern Exposure, 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.