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Suman Venkataswamy

Mike Vernal
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First Meeting

We first met the Threads team in the San Francisco live/work loft that the founders were sharing. In classic startup fashion, two of the co-founders lived on the first floor while the company worked on the top two floors. We were drawn in by Rousseau’s infectious enthusiasm and emotional intelligence—after graduating college early, he went on to be one of Facebook’s fastest growing product managers—and we instantly recognized the need for the workplace communication tool they were developing. We signed a term sheet on the roof of his apartment as Karl the Fog rolled in.