How a College Freshman Became One of Pinterest’s First Employees, Then Walked Away to Start His Own Company
In 2010, Sahil Lavingia was recruited to become the fourth employee at Pinterest, then a little-known website. Being handpicked to help develop a site that is now used by millions is impressive in itself, but the accomplishment is made all the more remarkable by the fact that, at the time, Lavingia was an 18-year-old freshman at USC.
High school friends Yoko Kumano and Kayoko Akabori started Umami Mart as a food blog in 2007 and now have a brick and mortar store in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here’s how they got to where they are today.