Internet pioneer Caterina Fake knows: Online communities are built one human connection at a time. As the founder, you need to establish guidelines and norms from Day One – because the tone you set is the tone you’re going to keep, even as you go viral.Read the transcript at mastersofscale.com/communitySubscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtX
#10: Lessons learned from Flickr, Etsy & Yes VC with Caterina Fake
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Caterina Fake is an investor at the American fund Yes VC. Going through her amazing career would take HOURS, but the highlights were being the cofounder of Flickr (the photostorage website, acquired by Yahoo) and on the board of both Etsy and Creative Commons. What is really impressive about her path is that she never let herself be constrained by her environment. With a background in art & literature, she is always able to reinvent herself & learn new things to achieve upcoming milestones 🏆 ABOUT THE EPISODE: This Silicon Valley figure is a role model, an example of dedication & creativity, able to enter and master the tech world both as an accomplished entrepreneur and now as an investor. Her curiosity and pragmatism constantly shine through, like with her latest podcast: Should This Exist? We were super excited to welcome her on stage with our Director Mathias Pastor. They talked about her journey from the early days of the web, Himalaya, homeschooling, the future of technology... A lot of ground has been covered here! *** Learn more about The Family and apply to join us here: thefamily.co Check out the video of the talk here: Lessons learned from Flickr, Etsy & Yes VC 💎 Caterina Fake Check out other videos on our Youtube channel: Startupfood Check out our events here: The Family Events We also write amazing articles: Medium
Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake was the keynote speaker at the Allegheny Conference's Our Next 75 Summit yesterday charging up an audience of more than 1,000 people to embrace diversity, challenge the status quo and to not be afraid to create something new. Caterina Fake co-founded the websites Flickr in 2004 and Hunch in 2011. Fake has been a trustee of multiple nonprofit organizations, and was the chairwoman of Etsy. For her role in creating Flickr, Fake was listed in Time magazine's Time 100. Fake currently runs Yes VC and spins up the "Should This Exist?" podcast. Her energy and enthusiasm for breaking down barriers is contagious and comes right out in this interview with the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Jonathan Kersting and Gina Winstead. Fake talks about simple, yet powerful ways to get more women and people of color into Pittsburgh's growing tech industry. She also details the importance of growing companies that have an ethical component to their business model. These so-called "Zebra" companies are the key to building dynamic economies and communities, according to Fake. Listen for all of the details.
Caterina Fake, Cofounder of Flickr & Yes VC on the effect of technology on humanity
This Much I Know - The Seedcamp Podcast
With mistrust in the technology sector at an all-time high, rather than asking ‘could this exist’ should we now be asking ‘should this exist’. Caterina Fake is Silicon Valley’s most eloquent commentator and dot-connector on technology and the human condition. As a humanist with a deep passion for history, literature, arts and culture, she has a unique perspective on the myriad unforeseen ways technology can impact our world. And as a celebrated tech pioneer herself, Caterina brings a deep knowledge of technology and an optimistic enthusiasm for entrepreneurs. In the early 2000s, Caterina co-founded Flickr and introduced many of the innovations — newsfeeds, hashtags, “followers,” “likes” — that laid the foundation for modern social media. (Though she’s quick to point out where social media has gone wrong, as you’ll hear in this podcast). As an angel investor, advisor and board member, she helped build companies like Etsy, Kickstarter and Stack Overflow — which defined and nurtured new types of human-centered online communities. She’s now co-founder of Yes VC, an investment fund in search of ideas that elevate our collective humanity. For Caterina, hosting Should This Exist? reflects her career-long dedication to helping technology fulfil its promise.Don’t miss this episode of This Much I Know as Caterina shares her fascinating journey, from the massive highs and lows as a founder and the effects of radical transparency, to supporting early-stage entrepreneurs at Yes VC and why humanising technology has been one of the most important jobs across her entire career. Links: Caterina Fake: twitter.com/caterinaYes VC: https://yes.vcShould this exist podcast: https://shouldthisexist.comCarlos Espinal: twitter.com/ceeSeedcamp: www.seedcamp.com
Build a more human internet — w/ Caterina Fake (Host of “Should This Exist?")
Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
How do you build a thriving online community? One human connection at a time. Caterina Fake is the host of our spinoff series "Should This Exist?” and she knows: Whatever you are when you're SMALL — gets amplified as you grow. So if you're building any kind of community (e-commerce, crowd-funding, social media), emphasize the human, and be careful what you cultivate. Caterina cofounded the pioneering photo site Flickr and helped build companies like Etsy, Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, and even Blue Bottle Coffee from their beginnings. Her wise words for every founder: You have has a responsibility to shape the community from day one -- because the tone you set is the tone you’re going to keep, even as you go viral.
Triangulation 386: Caterina Fake - Should This Exist? - How technology is impacting our humanity.
Flickr Co-Founder and Yes VC Partner Caterina Fake joins the show for the third time to talk about her new podcast Should This Exist? which is about how technology is impacting our humanity. Jason Howell and Caterina discuss the struggle of ethics in the tech, the difficulty in foreseeing the minefield of unintended consequences, if government regulation has a role keeping tech companies in check, and more. Plus, Jason gives Caterina a 'should this exist?' lighting round with pet cloning, designer babes, and deep fakes. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Caterina Fake Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: ZipRecruiter.com/triangulation
Caterina Fake hosts the podcast Should This Exist? which is about how technology is impacting our humanity. It launches today on iTunes. She also cofounded Flickr, Hunch, and Findery and is an investor at Yes VC.Kat Manalac is a partner at YC.You can find Caterina on Twitter at @Caterina and Kat at @KatManalac.The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.***Topics00:32 - Caterina's new podcast, Should This Exist?2:32 - Is there a process for considering if something should exist?4:02 - Who should be part of these conversations?5:17 - Wait But Why and the Human Colossus7:22 - Episode 1 of Should This Exist?10:17 - Having conversations before things exist11:42 - How might employees think about their role in whether or not something should exist?14:32 - Caterina reflecting on her creations and if they should exist19:02 - Considering whether things should exist as investors23:32 - Cofounder charter - What you will and won't do26:03 - Questioning the VC model27:22 - Working on Wall St, feeling herself change, and quitting31:22 - Caterina as a student34:02 - Peculiarity and entrepreneurship35:22 - "Don't fight to win prizes that aren't worth winning"38:32 - What was once fringe is now mainstream40:52 - Kat looking up to Lea Salonga42:42 - Evgeny asks - How did she get her first 100 paying users?49:27 - How does she advise founders to find investors?54:47 - What questions should founders ask themselves while making something?
#360: Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants
The Tim Ferriss Show
"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina FakeCaterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofounder of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in ideas that elevate our collective humanity. Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chair of Etsy, and was the co-founder of Flickr.At Flickr, Caterina and her team introduced many of the innovations — newsfeeds, hashtags, "followers," "likes" — that have become commonplace online. Caterina went on to found several more startups (Findery, Hunch) and became an active investor, advisor and board member, helping to build companies like Etsy and Kickstarter from their beginnings. (Other investments include Stack Overflow, Cloudera, and Blue Bottle Coffee.) Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies.Caterina sits on the board of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute, and McSweeney's. She was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018 and has received honorary doctorates from both the New School and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).Caterina is also the host of the new podcast Should This Exist?, which asks the question, "What is technology doing to our humanity?" Should This Exist? can be listened to on Apple Podcasts, at shouldthisexist.com or anywhere podcasts are found.Please enjoy!Click here for the show notes for this episode.This podcast is brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably, Athletic Greens. It is my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body and did not get paid to do so. As a listener of The Tim Ferriss Show, you’ll get a free 20-count travel pack (valued at $79) with your first order at athleticgreens.com/tim.This podcast is also brought to you by Uber. Uber makes getting around town easier than ever before, and now Uber is introducing Uber Rewards, a new rewards program that helps keep modern life going. With Uber Rewards, you can earn points on Rides and Uber Eats and unlock rewards such as Uber Cash for your next Uber ride or your next Uber Eats order. You can unlock new benefits at every membership level, such as flexible cancellations with Gold, price protection with Platinum, complimentary surprise upgrades with Diamond, and more. For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber Rewards, go to Uber.com/Rewards.***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast.Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday.For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts.Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form at tim.blog/sponsor.Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books.Follow Tim:Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss Instagram: instagram.com/timferrissFacebook: facebook.com/timferriss YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss
Caterina Fake was on her way to life in academia as a Renaissance literature scholar when the tech world came knocking. She co-founded Flickr, the hugely popular photo-sharing site, and started a handful of other tech companies. These days she runs her own VC investment firm and is regarded as one of Silicon Valley's top visionaries. But spend five minutes with her and you'll realize she has not left behind her academic roots; instead, she brings that mindset to everything from predicting the next big tech movement to making the case that every business should be a family business.Caterina Fake is the co-founder of Flickr and Hunch.com. She is a partner at Yes VC. To learn more about Caterina's upcoming podcast check out ShouldThisExist.coWithout Fail is hosted by Alex Blumberg. It is produced by Sarah Platt and edited by Alex Blumberg, Devon Taylor and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Jarret Floyd mixed the episode. Music by Bobby Lord. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16. Build a more human internet, w/Caterina Fake (Etsy, Kickstarter, Flickr, "Should This Exist?")
Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
Whatever you are when you're small gets amplified when you grow. So if you're starting any kind of online community (social media, ecommerce, crowdfunding), be careful what you cultivate. Caterina Fake has founded or invested in companies with interesting and influential communities — Flickr, Etsy, Kickstarter, Stack Overflow, even Blue Bottle Coffee. Her wise words for every founder: You have a responsibility to shape the community from day one -- because the tone you set is the tone you’re going to keep, even as you go viral.Hear Caterina's own brilliant podcast, Should This Exist? https://shouldthisexist.com/Read a transcript of this interview at: https://mastersofscale.com/caterina-fake-build-a-more-human-internet/Subscribe to the Masters of Scale weekly newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dlirtX