Divya Narendra is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of the social network ConnectU, which was later renamed to Facebook. He was born on March 18, 1982, in New York City. Narendra attended Harvard University, where he studied applied mathematics and economics. While at Harvard, he co-founded ConnectU with fellow students Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss in 2002. The idea behind ConnectU was to create a social network for Harvard students, which they hoped would expand to other universities.
In 2004, Narendra and the Winklevoss twins hired Mark Zuckerberg, then a student at Harvard, to help them develop ConnectU. However, Zuckerberg soon created his own social network, which he called "Thefacebook," and launched it in 2004. The Winklevoss twins and Narendra accused Zuckerberg of stealing their idea and sued him. The legal battle lasted for years and was eventually settled out of court for $65 million.
After the legal battle, Narendra co-founded the social media and messaging app SumZero, which is a network for professional investors. He also co-founded the cybersecurity firm Addepar, which provides technology solutions for wealth management.
Divya Narendra is an American businessman. He is the CEO and co-founder of SumZero along with Harvard classmate Aalap Mahadevia. He also co-founded HarvardConnection with Harvard University classmates..