Of the existing start-ups in this space, Upstart is the most like Kickstarter. Accredited investors can pick among potential individual investees, who pitch themselves with short written blurbs and resume samples.

There's a scene in Roots where Kunta is on the auction block, and the white auctioneer is talking about his muscles and build...

Eh I don't know. Maybe this isn't any weirder than unpaid internships and adjunct faculty positions. But I'm turned off.



posted by flagamuffin: 1630 days ago