The latest to hop on the shopping startup bandwagon: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. DealBook reports that the twins just led a $750,000 investment in New York City-based Hukkster. The service allows budget-conscious shoppers to bookmark items they want, then receive email alerts when those items go on sale.
It’s the pair’s second investment through Winklevoss Capital. Previously they bet a $1 million on SumZero, a social network for money managers founded by their ConnectU comrade Divya Narendra. Read More
Say it ain’t so! It appears that New York will be losing one of its two Winklevii. TMZ reports (via TechCrunch) that Tyler Winklevoss will be picking up stakes for Silicon Beach, to launch the West Coast outpost of the twins’ aptly named VC firm, Winklevoss Capital. (Cameron will be holding down the fort here in Manhattan.)
And since he can’t live in some hovel, the twins have purchased an ultra-modern home high in the Hollywood Hills, for a mere $18 million. Careful, gentlemen–that $65 million settlement won’t last forever, especially since part of it was paid in Facebook stock.
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Today, Vanity Fair unleashed a profile of Facebook’s would-be founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, written by novelist, former I-Banker, and (full disclosure) Observer freelancer Dana Vachon. It’s nothing short of wonderful, and as all narratives that cast the Winklevii in even the most marginal of sympathetic lights, oddly disconcerting. Read More