Liz Gannes

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Eventup Raises $1.8M for Venue Marketplace

There might not be a company more deserving of the description “an Airbnb for X” than Eventup, where X in this case is event spaces for rent. The recently launched marketplace for venues now has 3,000 listings and $1.8 million in seed funding from Lightbank, Crosscut Ventures, NEA and New World Ventures.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work