Cameron Howard Winklevoss (born August 21, 1981) is an American entrepreneur and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management. He manages his cryptocurrency and blockchain business with his brother, identical twin, Tyler Winklevoss. Cameron and Tyler co-founded HarvardConnection (later renamed ConnectU) with Harvard classmate Divya Narendra. The Winklevoss brothers are also known for making a sue Facebook in 2004. They claim that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea of ConnectU and created the social networking site named Facebook. Winklevoss brothers also co-founded the Gemini exchange.
Cameron Winklevoss was born in New York and raised in Connecticut. His father was a professor of actuarial science at Wharton School in Pennsylvania, an author of several books and the founder of Winklevoss Consultants and Winklevoss Technologies. When Cameron was 13 years old he taught himself HTML and started web company along with his brother.
Cameron graduated from Brunswick school and went to Harvard University to study economics. In 2009, Cameron went to Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
The idea of ConnectU was made up while Tyler and Cameron were studying in Oxford. They and their classmate Divya Narendra wanted to find a decision to connect all their friends from Harward. So they created a network called HarwardConnection. As long as the network was developing, the creators changed the name of the project for ConnectU. In 2004, ConnectU filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. The main reason for the argument was that Mark knew about the idea and copied the source code of ConnectU on Facebook. It was a long way of arguing with the company but in 2011 the Winklevoss brothers decided to end all the debates because they changed their minds.
Guest of the guest
In 2008, Cameron founded the website Guest to Guest, a blog that covers events of NY, LA, Washington, and the Hamptons nightlife. His co-founder Rachelle Hruska bought the stake 4 years later.
- Main article: Gemini
Cameron and Tyler founded Gemini cryptocurrency exchange in 2014. Gemini was a trusted company, so it was always under the close supervision of the State Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDFS). The department ensured that the organization complied with all banking standards and obligations followed the laws on “Combating Money Laundering.”