The first Venture Capital for Facebook totalled at $500,000 and came from Peter Thiel, founder and former CEO of PAYPAL.
$12,700,000 came from ACCEL Partners. Accel's Manager, James Breyer, was former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he worked side by side with Gilman Louie, CEO of In-Q-Tel, A VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM ESTABLISHED BY THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY IN 1999. This Firm works with various forms of Intelligence. Breyer has also served on the Board of BBN Technologies, a R&D Firm known for spearheading ARPANET, which most people dub today, "the internet." In October of 2004, Dr. Anita Jones started working with BBN Technologies along with Gilman Louie. More intersestingly, prior to joining BBN, Jones herself served on the Board of Directors for In-Q-Tel, and was previously the Director of Defense Reasearch & Engineering for the US Department of Defense (DoD). Her responsibilities included serving as an Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and overseeing DARPA. DARPA shot to National Fame in America in 2002 when knowledge of the existance of THE INFORMATION AWARENESS OFFICE became public knowledge. The INFORMATION AWARENESS OFFICE stated that it's mission was to gather as much information as possbile about everyone, in a centralized location, for easy perusal by the US Government, including but not limited too: internet activity, purchase histories, car rentals, medical records, educational transcripts, driver's licenses, utility bills, tax returns, and more.
"By posting Member Content to any part of the Web site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of teh foregoing... [they] share your information with third parties including responsbile companies with which [they] have a relationship."
"...also collects information about you from other sources, such as newspapers and instant messaging serves. This information is gathered regardless of your use of the web site."