The first check he wrote to an entrepreneur turned him into a billionaire and a lead character in a Hollywood blockbuster.
Now Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder and onetime friend of Mark Zuckerberg who has shunned the spotlight for the last several years, is writing a much bigger check in hopes of planting a seed that will blossom into another Internet wonder.
On Thursday, Qwiki, a Silicon Valley start-up, announced that Mr. Saverin was the lead investor in an $8 million round of financing. The company, whose Web service responds to search queries with interactive multimedia presentations rather than links, recently received a top award at an Internet conference.- Facebook Co-Founder Backs Start-Up
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Are You Ready For A Qwiki?
Posted by Nick
What's a Qwiki, you ask? This is Qwiki. It's a new search site that they call an "information experience".