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Caterina Fake co-founded Flickr, almost certainly the best photo sharing company in the world, and Hunch, which built the taste graph for the internet. She served as Chairman of Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY), and serves on the board of The Sundance Institute, Public Goods and McSweeneys. Prior to Yes VC she was Founder Partner at Founder Collective (early investors in Uber, Pillpack, Buzzfeed and others). She is an investor in Etsy, Kickstarter, Cloudera, Blue Bottle Coffee and many other companies.
Jyri Engeström co-founded Jaiku, a mobile social network acquired by Google; and Ditto, a recommendations app acquired by Groupon. He is an early investor in Unity (NYSE:U), Oura, Iceye and many other companies. Prior to co-founding Yes VC with Caterina he was on the investing team at True Ventures (early investors in Peloton, Ring, WordPress and others).
David Pickerell grew up in Hong Kong and attended Harvard, where he was President of the Harvard China Forum. He worked at Uber, where he set up Uber’s Las Vegas operation, and Nauto, where he helped raise $159 million in investment from Greylock and Softbank. He previously worked as a summer Analyst at Primavera (a Chinese private equity firm specializing in bringing Western brands to China) and at Las Vegas Sands Corp (a hospitality and gaming company with operations in Singapore, Macau and Las Vegas).