Divya Narendra: If You Can’t Beat Facebook In A Lawsuit, Join Them

Posted Sep 24, 2008

Divya Narendra started ConnectU with Beijing Olympic rowers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.  ConnectU started the idea behind Facebook.  Facebook is now run by billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg.  Zuckerberg’s wealth is pegged at about $1.5 billion through Facebook according to Forbes.  ConnectU sued Facebook for stealing the idea and used some of their source code.  Facebook and ConnectU settled out of court, but through the agreement, it was discovered that Facebook was not internally valuating themselves at the $15 billion that Microsoft pegged them at. 

Divya currently works at SumZero LLC where he serves as the Co-founder and CEO.  Aalap Mahadevia is the other co-founder in SumZero.  Below is a screenshot available via ValleyWag:

Some of the people that wrote on Divya’s wall includes Lindsey Hess, who wrote, “Divya!! I cannot believe you are on facebook.”  And Andrew Davis wrote “Um, was this part of a legal agreement or something? Never thought I’d see the day…”  Divya left ConnectU off the places of his Education and Work.