The Winklevii Are Looking For ProgrammersBy: Josh Wolford - May 9, 2012
Last week, we heard that the long-time Facebook litigators Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss had started their own venture capital company. In an interview on CNBC, the twins weren’t too forthcoming with the details, but did say that the company would focus on “early stage disruptive start-ups.”
“We’re looking for companies…where we can add both capital and operational experience and sort of make an impact and work with the entrepreneurs to build their team,” said Cameron Winklevoss.
Now, they’re looking for software engineers. Well, Cameron Winklevoss is. But since his Twitter details still boasts that “he’s 6’5″, 220 and there’s two of me,” we’ll just assume that both the twins are in on it.
On Tuesday, Cameron Winklevoss tweeted this to his followers:
#rubyonrails a plus, if you or someone you know is interested, tweet back!Looking for talented software engineers,
If you’re unfamiliar, Ruby on Rails is an open-source web app framework based on the Ruby programming language.
So, what are the Winklevii planning? Whatever it is, Twitter employee Andrew Row’s reply suggests that they play it safe this time:
@winklevoss written contract this time?
As you may remember, we’re big fans of the Winklevii on Twitter around here. Usually we like to track their non-business-oriented tweets, such as dispatches about their love of Big Bird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the fact that someone was recently screwing with them at JFK airport.
On that front, I’d be remiss to leave out that Cameron Winklevoss seems to have found the best show on television:
#gameofthrones is hands down the best show on television. Absolutely mesmerizing! (Full disclosure: Just watched 3 episodes in a row)