Stewart & Caterina: Come Home!

by Brendon Wilson | Startups

Popular photo-sharing site Flickr started in Vancouver in 2004 and become the darling of the emerging trend that would become Web 2.0. Its sale to Yahoo! for a rumoured $30 million should have been a proud home-town success story; however, the fairy tale was marred when Yahoo! required the company to move to Silicon Valley as a condition of the sale.

There is, however, the possibility of a happy ending nevertheless. In case you missed the news, Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, the company's founders, are leaving beleagered web giant Yahoo! While there is no news of any plans for the near future, I for one would like to extend an offer to the dynamic duo: come home guys!

Who's with me?

Update: There is now a Bring Caterina and Stewart Home Facebook group - go show your support for the cause by joining the group!

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Brendon Wilson

Brendon Wilson

Who are you? I’m a software developer and business geek who returned to Vancouver in 2008 after spending four years as a product manager in the fabled Silicon Valley™. What’s your background? I’ve got a BASc in Engineering, and an MBA. I’ve lived in five countries in the past decade (Canada, USA, Ireland, Anguilla, United Kingdom). I’ve helped raise $10M in venture capital funding. I’ve... more

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