Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Four years ago, Brian Acton—who is now selling his company WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion—was looking for a job after 11 years at Yahoo. Here are a few of his Tweets from that job hunt, as noted by TechCrunch.
networking with recruiters, venture capitalists, playing ultimate frisbee—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) May 20, 2009
Got denied by Twitter HQ. That's ok. Would have been a long commute.—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) May 23, 2009
Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life's next adventure.—
Brian Acton (@brianacton) August 03, 2009
After Facebook said no to Acton, he and a colleague from Yahoo, Jan Koum, decided to work on their own startup. WhatsApp, an instant messaging company, was born.
On Wednesday, Facebook announced it’s buying WhatsAPP for $19 billion, its biggest acquisition ever.
It sure must feel good.