While in architecture school in 2009, Evan Sharp started Pinterest with two friends as a fun side project. He later left Facebook to lead the design and front-end engineering of Pinterest full time. Their website and mobile app enables users to collect and share their favorite images. In large part due to its simplicity and beautiful execution, Pinterest has quickly skyrocketed to success with more than 30 million users globally and a $1.5 billion valuation.
- 10/03/11 -techcrunch.com