Eduardo Saverin

Eduardo Saverin

Co-Founder, Facebook Inc.

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Greater New York City Area
Industry
Internet

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Eduardo Saverin's Summary

I am a co-founder and the first investor of Facebook Inc., a company which from its humble beginnings in early 2004 as a Harvard-only student social network has emerged today as a business and cultural touchstone.

As a 21-year old college student, I made the first seed investment into Facebook with the majority of my life savings. I am thankful and humbled to have played a part in in Facebook’s remarkable transition from a then one-college specific social network to the most ubiquitous social utility in the world today, empowering more than 1 billion people of all age groups, geographies, languages and cultural affinities to share and make the world a more open and connected place.

Today, I enjoy making seed, early-stage and growth technology investments. As an investor and mentor, I work closely with an array of companies of all sizes and stages, from all parts of the world, that share one common thread: passion for cross-platform people-centric innovation with pan-global ambitions. Recent investments range from Jumio, a web and mobile payment enabler that can turn any camera in a computer or mobile phone into a credit card and identity card reader, to Shopsavvy, the largest in-store retail mobile application in the US which bridges brick-and-mortar shopping with the web arming 40 million people to shop with recommendations from their friends and knowledge of online and local pricing and inventory.

On my spare time, I cannot get myself to stop playing chess and reading up on meteorology, amongst other things.

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and graduated with a degree Economics with honors from Harvard University in 2006. I currently reside in Singapore.

Eduardo Saverin's Experience

Co-Founder

Facebook

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; FB; Internet industry

January 2004Present (10 years 9 months)

Investor & Director

Jumio Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

2011Present (3 years)

First investor and director. Utilizing advanced computer vision technology, Jumio is a next generation credentials management company offering payments and ID scanning & validation products for mobile and web transactions. Designed to reduce fraud and increase revenue by minimizing friction in customer transactions, Jumio’s products integrate easily into mobile apps or websites and create great customer experiences. Jumio’s products are widely used by leading retailers, marketplaces and financial institutions.

Eduardo Saverin's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Portuguese

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)

Eduardo Saverin's Education

Harvard University

B.A., Economics

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