Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Says Why He's Leaving Pinterest

Ben Silbermann Evan Sharp Paul Sciarra PinterestBen Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra cofounded Pinterest.

Late last night, Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra wrote a blog post confirming he would be leaving his day-to-day role at Pinterest. He’ll remain an advisor to the company.His post reads a lot like Naveen Selvadari’s, when he unhappily departed Foursquare a few weeks ago.

“After lots of reflection and plenty of discussion with Ben and others, I’ve decided that now is a good time for me to step down formally from day-to-day involvement,” Sciarra writes. “Of course, I’ll continue to be there for the company:  now, as an advisor, an owner, and — as always — a dedicated pinner.”

Sciarra says he’ll be joining Andreessen Horowitz, the lead investor in Pinterest’s $27 million round last fall, as an entrepreneur in residence.

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