Since Eduardo Saverin, the other Facebook co-founder, invested in ShopSavvy reporters have been calling non-stop. Every week one or more reporters will call or email trying to get an interview with him. While I can’t confirm or deny the reports you may have read about the elusive entrepreneurs and investor, I can tell you having Eduardo on the team is VERY valuable. Eduardo is very connected and has made several very valuable connections in the short time he has been on the ShopSavvy team. Of course there are other benefits, for example, whenever Eduardo’s investment in ShopSavvy is mentioned in he press as it was today in the WSJ our downloads, which range between 1,000,000 and 2,000,000 each month, can double for the day. Eduardo has a unique vision with regard to mobile and retail – a vision we share. He is attempting to monetize that vision through several very targeted investments including ShopSavvy and Jumio. I wouldn’t take his strategy lightly and I wouldn’t believe everything I read in the New York Post.
Note to Reporters: we do not manage Eduardo’s calendar, but feel free to keep calling – we’ll take all the PR we can get.