Pinterest: Now with executive drama!
Departure of co-founder Paul Sciarra will likely take attention off the site's torrent growth.
When a startup is hot, there's often drama -- and now the startup world wants to know what exactly is going on at Pinterest, the virtual pinboard site that has quickly become a phenomenon.
What's it mean for millions of Pinterest fans? Most like, not a thing.
The man who's the public face of Pinterest, Ben Silbermann, will now officially become the CEO, and the third co-founder, Evan Sharp, is still in place. Sharp is the man who gets credit for the site's compelling design, which is .
By the end of 2011, Pinterest had become a, and site saw its 52 percent from January to February alone -- to a total of 17.7 million.
The company has raised $35.7 million from the likes ofand Ron Conway, and it seems so firmly on track that any executive drama -- if that's what's going on -- is unlikely to derail it. A bigger issue may be its that people are freely pinning from around the Web.