i got this spam email from a ‘consultant’ to prosper a startup backed by accel and benchmark. it’s amazing that a respectable company would actually pay people to go spam on their behalf. guess that’s when you know all the low hanging fruit is gone and we’re getting late in the cycle. still, i’ve met chris larsen, the ceo, and he seemed like a sharp entrepreneur. this is embaressing and undersells the cool p2p lending market he’s building.
i want to nominate annie rose pantas to join the lady from yesnomaybe as the dumbest marketeers i’ve encountered. maybe we should develop an annual award for worst attempts at consumer marketing on the net.
A friend forwarded me your blog because they
thought you might be interested in a company that I’m doing some consulting
for… the company is Prosper (www.prosper.com): a people-to-people
As you will see from the press about us (http://www.prosper.com/public/about/media_news.aspx)
Prosper is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners…
it’s an innovative source of funding for businesses and their customers.
There’s also an opportunity to generate a revenue stream on Prosper by becoming
a "Group Leader." You can read more about "Group Rewards" here: http://www.prosper.com/public/help/topics/groups-rewards.aspx…
but in a nutshell, anyone who becomes a Group Leader and invites borrowers in
can also make money as the borrowers repay their loans.
you have a few minutes, shoot me an email and let me know what you think. If
the site interests you or you have any questions or comments, please let me
know… I’d be happy to help connect you with the right people at Prosper.
Annie Rose Pantas