April Fool A Few Weeks Early?

Mount Everest from Kalapatthar.Image via Wikipedia
TechCrunch: ‘Rachel Sequoia’ And ‘Share The Air’ Were A Prank, But The Pitch Event Wasn’t: 5-6 real start-ups pitched there, hoping to practice in front of an audience of 80 people before they pitched VCs. ..... The whole thing was orchestrated by Trademarkia founder Raj Abhyankar and Spiralmoon’s Dan Carlson for two purposes, a) To give young startups a place to practice their pitches b) To add some levity to the mix with Rachel Sequoia/’Share The Air’ parody of Silicon Valley. ...... Actress Rachel Cherones was paid a $100 for the unorthodox gig and was given two hours to come up with the character after being given slides created by Carlson. She too was surprised by how much pickup the YouTube video, initially uploaded as a personal record of the presentation, received...... The fake Rachel Sequoia account now has over 2,000 followers on Twitter, the video has over 200,000 views on YouTube and people have approached SpiralMoon, who is now working on a feature length film, with acquisition offers.
What I have to say is her $100 pay was too low. She should have been paid $1,000. And she deserves a great acting gig after this. And thanks for the Nepal mentions. Mount Everest rules. It is the background image of this blog.

How To Pitch: The Rachel Sequoia Way
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