Thursday, July 30, 2015

What Mark Zuckerberg Thought About the Prospects for Facebook 11 Years Ago

He told CNBC back then.

1 comment:

  1. "It's impossible to tell. When we first launched, we were hoping for 400 or 500 people..."

    And then the CIA saved the day!

    "Facebook's most recent round of funding was led by a company called Greylock Venture Capital, who put in the sum of $27.5m. One of Greylock's senior partners is called Howard Cox, another former chairman of the NVCA, who is also on the board of In-Q-Tel. What's In-Q-Tel? Well, believe it or not (and check out their website), this is the venture-capital wing of the CIA."

    "The third board member of Facebook is Jim Breyer. He is a partner in the venture capital firm Accel Partners, who put $12.7m into Facebook in April 2005."

    "Facebook received $12.7 million in venture capital from Accel, whose manager, James Breyer, now sits on their board. He was formerly the chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, whose board included Gilman Louie, then the CEO of In-Q-Tel."

    Peter Thiel is also a Facebook board member, and Palantir went on the In-Q-Tel dole at the same time.

    Behold, the corporatist-fascist state. It has a finger (tendril?) in every pie.

    The silver lining is that they never seem to think of these things themselves, only latch on when the genie is already out of the bottle.

    When they want attention, they try to take credit for the work of others. See: Al "I took the initiative in creating the Internet" Gore.

    If they hide, they will inevitably be discovered, and lose more trust that they never get back.