Caterina Fake is the Founder and CEO of Findery, a new social mobile application for places that "makes places come alive." 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 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, Board of Directors of Creative Commons, 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.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer