Caterina Fake is the founder and CEO of Findery, a new social mobile application for places launched into private beta in February 2012. Previously, Caterina was the co-founder 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.
She sits on the board of Creative Commons, is chairman of the board of Etsy, 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 received an Honorary Doctorate from RISD.