Mark Zuckerberg's 13 Douchiest Moments

13. The Sequoia Capital Prank

Date: 2006

Zuckerberg’s outlandish pranks are well documented in David Kirkpatrick’s book, The Facebook Effect. Legend has it that he assembled a bogus slideshow based on a P2P side project called Wirehog to show investors at Sequoia Capital. The gag came about after board member Sean Parker convinced Zuckerberg the investment company would never invest in FB and blamed one of its power players, Michael Moritz, for his firing at Plaxo. Zuckerberg went into the meeting with a David Letterman-inspired presentation titled “The Top Ten Reasons You Should Not Invest In Wirehog,” citing absurd notions such as “Because Sean Parker is involved” and “We're only here because [a Sequoia partner] told us to come."

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