Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pinterest Co-Founder is an Ultimate Frisbee Player

Did you know one of the founders of Pinterest played Ultimate in college?

Frisbee with Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp [Financial Times; 08.01.14]

Hannah Kuchler met up with Evan Sharp, the co-founder of Pinterest, to get a frisbee throwing lesson. They met on a field in San Francisco where as Sharp explained his Pinterest Ultimate frisbee team "beat Square and Twitter last season." The online social network is currently valued at $3.8 billion.

The article includes this great quote from Evan Sharp: "When I have free time, which I wish I had more of, playing frisbee is a great way to get outdoors and have a bit of fun."
Sharp with an orange Discraft Ultrastar [image via Matthew Reamer]
The August FT article adds this nugget that while at University of Chicago, "Sharp was a college champion at ultimate frisbee, where teams of seven race to pass the frisbee to a player in the opposite "end zone". There's a lot of running, falling over and skidding, a bit like American football, without the bruising macho element."

The published piece also mentions that he plays disc golf.

Read the full article.

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