This Loyalty 360 article is the latest to feature our CEO Michael Jaconi and his role in helping bring together our parent company Rakuten and social bookmarking website Pinterest in one of the most highly sought-after VC deals in several years. Jaconi describes his role and why Rakuten was so interested in partnering with Pinterest.
Our CEO, Michael Jaconi, was featured in the Boston Business Journal describing his role in the recent much talked about $100M investment of our parent company Rakuten in social bookmarking website Pinterest. Michael was integral in bringing together the founders from both companies and provides insight into how the deal developed.
Last week our parent company Rakuten made a major investment in social bookmarking website Pinterest. The deal received a tremendous amount of media coverage, generating more than 250 articles in the days following the announcement.
Our CEO Michael Jaconi, who also serves as an Executive Officer for Rakuten, was a key member of the core team responsible for facilitating this partnership. Below are a few of the articles where Michael describes how the deal came together and why Rakuten was so interested in Pinterest.
Today our parent company Rakuten announced that it has led a $100M investment in social bookmarking site Pinterest.
You can read the official press release from Rakuten here.
Also, check out some of the media coverage for this major announcement: