* I started this blog in 1998. * I am an investor at Yes VC and formerly a Founder Partner at Founder Collective. I have made investments in Etsy, Maya’s Mom (acquired by BabyCenter), Cloudera, Daily Booth, TypeKit and many others.
* I am the co-founder of Hunch.com, which created a “taste graph” for the internet, mapping every person to every entity, be that entity a cookbook, person, web page, restaurant, travel destination, friend, New York Times Bestseller.
* I am a homeschooling mother.
* I serve on the board of the Sundance Institute. I was the Chairman and board member at Etsy and on the board of Creative Commons. I was also on the board of advisors for the Berkeley School of Information.
* I am the co-founder of Flickr, almost certainly the best photo management and sharing application in the world.
* Before that we built Game Neverending.
* I can be reached at caterina at caterina dot net
* I read a lot of books, mostly literature.
* “Fake” is my real name. It was anglicized from the German, “Feick” in the 1500s. Fake acquired its present meaning only in the 19th century, afaik. I still maintain my grandfather had the worst of all possible names: Leverne Mucklow Fake. He was a lawyer who once met in court another lawyer named Abel Crook. He also told tall tales so who knows if this is actually true.
* Here is the standard headshot photo of me
* I was born in Pittsburgh, PA.
* Attended Choate, Smith and Vassar.