Stewart Butterfield Wife: Meet Caterina Fake

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Caterina Fake is well known as the ex-wife of Canadian billionaire businessman Stewart Butterfield.

Fake was married to Stewart Butterfield, her Flickr co-founder, from 2001 to 2007. They had one daughter together, in 2007.

Caterina Fake is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman. She co-founded the websites Flickr in 2004 and Hunch in 2007.

She has been a trustee for nonprofit organizations and was the chairwoman of Etsy. For her role in creating Flickr, Fake was listed in Time magazine’s Time 100, and she has been recognized within Silicon Valley for her work as an angel investor.


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Fake previously worked as the art director for Salon, a news and opinion website started in 1995. In 2007, she co-founded the website Hunch with entrepreneur Chris Dixon, which was acquired by eBay for $80 million in November 2011. As of 2014, Fake’s most recent project is called Findery.

She joined the board of directors of Creative Commons in August 2008, and the Sundance Institute board of trustees in 2015.

In 2014, she left Etsy’s board of directors after eight years, citing other professional and personal priorities. She was chairwoman at the time of her resignation.

Fake was a recipient of the 2018 “Visionary Award” from the Silicon Valley Forum, which recognizes leaders in Silicon Valley businesses.

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