Facebook co-founder breaks 'Social Network' silence
Film was clearly intended to entertain, Eduardo Saverin says.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is finally speaking publicly about "The Social Network."
Saverin, a guest blogger on CNBC.com, said Friday what grabbed him most about the film was "who said what to whom and why" and not necessarily what events were shown to have happened.
"I have wondered how Hollywood would depict [Facebook's] creation and development on the big screen," he wrote, noting that "the movie was clearly intended to be entertainment and not a fact-based documentary."
For Saverin, who was portrayed by British actor Andrew Garfield in the film, "the true takeaway ... was that entrepreneurship and creativity, however complicated, difficult or tortured to execute, are perhaps the most important drivers of business today and the growth of our economy.
On the big screen, Saverin was arguably depicted as a man who had smaller goals compared to founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg).
"Unlike so many things in life, there are no boundaries as to who can be an entreprenuer. You can be a college student," he wrote. "True innovation is blind."
Later in the blog entry, Saverin wrote: "Entreprenuership involves mistakes and failures."
Saverin was responsible for the business side of Facebook during the early years. He graduated from Harvard University with an Economics degree.