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Winklevoss Brothers Buy a Startup Founded by Identical Twins

Nov. 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

Crypto entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss just made their first-ever acquisition, and the duo behind the company they bought couldn’t be more similar.

Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster, 25, are also identical twins. While the 38-year-old Winklevoss brothers rowed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the other twins rowed in high school. That said, the Cock Fosters weren’t involved in the birthing of social network Facebook Inc.

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Photographer: Gemini Trust

“You can’t make this stuff up,” Tyler Winklevoss said in a phone interview. “There are so many great parallels, it was just the right fit.”

The two sets of twins came together over ...

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