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It’s official: Following reports yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO, Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra confirmed that he is leaving the company.

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It’s official: Following reports yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO, Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra confirmed that he is leaving the company.

In a post on Pinterest’s blog, Sciarra writes that he’s been hired as “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, an investor in Pinterest. With his departure, cofounder Ben Silbermann officially becomes CEO.

Content-sharing invitation-only site Pinterest launched in March 2010 and has grown remarkably fast in recent months, hitting 17.8 million users in February according to comScore. The majority of the site’s users are women aged 25 to 44, many from the South.

In his goodbye post, Sciarra touched on why he thinks Pinterest has been such a success:

[The] best internet services aren’t just ways for people to escape their everyday lives. Instead, those services with longevity — with real “legs — enhance folks’ day-to-day experiences, deepen their relationships, and show them things about themselves they didn’t know before.

  1. So, wait. If I like this story, I can tweet it. Share it on LinkedIN. And Google Plus it. And why the heck can’t I pin it on Pinterest?!

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  2. SenthilGanesh Lakshmanan Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Pinterest clone: Hmm but may i know he wind up from the responsibility of VC. I think there might be any other specific reason. !!!!!

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  3. Airbnb clone: I need to mention one point “Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra confirmed that he is leaving the company” , now only i came to know this update. thanks for sharing.

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