The Facebookers Will Inherit the Earth
the startup rundown
Where are the original Facebookers these days? Well, Zuck is attempting to steer Facebook through the rocky shoals of a slipping stock price. Peter Thiel is unloading his stock and donating to Tea Partiers. Eduardo, presumably, is popping bottles with models in Singapore.
Meanwhile, as the Huffington Post reports, Sean Parker is defending his legacy on Twitter.
Back in late July, Sean Parker told the New York Times that, “Every good entrepreneur I know ends up in the wasteland of being a venture capitalist. It’s really frustrating.” Right, well, as Inc. writer John McDermott proceeded to point out, Mr. Parker hasn’t spent the last few years setting the tech world on fire:
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