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Should a successful teenage entrepreneur sell out to Facebook?

colinneagle (2544914) writes | about 2 years ago

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colinneagle (2544914) writes "Andrew Mayhall is 19 years old and is running a server company, called Evtron, whose product has reportedly set the world record for data density (4.6 petabytes per server rack) and has begun attracting attention from investors.

One of those interested parties is reportedly Facebook, with whom the young CEO claims to have had casual discussions about a potential acquisition/hire agreement (Facebook did not respond to a request for comment on the talks). He says the opportunity to speak with Facebook was simply one he couldn't pass up, and seems more impassioned by entrepreneurship. He speaks often of building his company into an EMC or NetApp, and could very well compete with them soon.

But if an offer from Facebook ever comes, should he accept, or try to build something on his own?"

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