Back in 2004 when Facebook was beginning to become a well-known name at colleges across the country, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun tried to get in and invest, but Mark Zuckerberg and his team weren’t interested in taking on investors at the time. That all changed a year later when Facebook accepted $10 million in venture funding, but sadly Scooter lost out on what could have been a very lucrative opportunity. Here’s what Scooter told Forbes Magazine about losing out on being a part of the social network:
I definitely didn’t know how big it was going to become. But it made me feel confident in being aggressive the next time I felt good about something.
Scooter now manages a ton of different artists, including Justin Bieber, The Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen, and he has also invested in a number of tech start-up companies and projects!