Caterina Fake

Co-Founder, Hunch

Start Your Business Now
29 minutes, 13.5mb, recorded 2009-11-17
Caterina Fake

Empty pockets have never stopped anyone; only empty heads and hearts can do that. Caterina Fake's descriptions of the early days of her co-founding Flickr resonate with that message. The resource constraints in the midst of which Flickr was born, helped foster creativity and worked towards their advantage. She tells us why she thinks that a climate of economic gloom such as the current one is the best time to start your own business, why simplifying a design and taking things away from it adds more power, and what her most recent New York based Web 2.0 venture, named Hunch, is all about.

Caterina Fake is a businesswoman and entrepreneur. She co-founded Flickr along with Stewart Butterfield in 2004. Flickr emerged from the development of a massively-miltiplayer game, Game Neverending. After being acquired by Yahoo!, she ran the Technology Development Group at Yahoo!, founded Yahoo's Brickhouse and ran the Hack Yahoo! Program.

Fake currently serves as Chief Product Officer at Hunch. She is a board member at


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