Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel shares e-mail interaction with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have something in common. The two of them forced out co-founders from their startups so that they could focus on building it with other co-founders. Spiegel allegedly did this with Reggie Brown and Zuckerberg did that with Eduardo Saverin. Zuckerberg saw Snapchat grow by leaps-and-bounds so he reportedly offered $3 billion to Spiegel for the company.
Here is what Forbes wrote in an article about an exchange between Spiegel and Zuckerberg:
“Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the richest twentysomething in history, reached out to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, who oversees a revenue-less app that makes photos disappear, with an invitation, delivered to his personal e-mail account: Come to Menlo Park and let’s get to know each other. Spiegel, now 23 and the brashest tech wunderkind since, well, Zuckerberg, complete with his own legal battle against a college buddy who helped him start his company, responded to his role model thusly: I’m happy to meet you… if you come to me.”
This obviously makes Spiegel sound arrogant so he responded by sharing a screenshot of an e-mail exchange he had between himself and Zuckerberg:
Spiegel said in the e-mail that he would be happy to meet Zuckerberg and said he would let him know when he makes it to the Bay Area.
Zuckerberg ended up traveling to L.A. to meet Spiegel there. Several weeks after the meeting, Facebook launched an app called Poke, which ultimately did not take off: