Prior to the creation of Mysten Labs / Sui, all co-founders worked together at Novi:
Evan Cheng, CEO: former Head of Research and Development at Novi and Technical Director of Meta.
Previously, he worked at Apple for 10 years;
Sam Blackshear, CTO: Former Chief Engineer at Novi, specializing in the Move programming language;
Adeniyi Abiodun, CPO: Former Head of Product Development at Novi, Meta*. Previously worked at VMware, Oracle, PeerNova, HSBC, JP Morgan;
Danezis, Chief Scientist: Former researcher at Novi, Meta*. Previously worked at Chainspace, Microsoft;
Kostas (Konstantinos) Chalkias: Former leading cryptographer at Novi. Previously worked at R3, Erybo, Safemarket, NewCrypt.
It seems that the Mysten Labs team has managed to attract more useful Meta* human capital. The continuity and maturity of the team is always an attractive factor for any startup, which benefits Mysten Labs.