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"Dear angel investor, I need to raise $500k to cover my opportunity costs while I work on this startup."

Fortunately opportunity costs can be paid in equity. Rent, car insurance, and groceries can't.

You just need a more risk-seeking landlord and grocer.

I call them Mum & Dad.

I think I can safely say this is HN's Retort Of The Year.

When I close on my house, I'll have to offer housing-for-equity. I wonder if that works.

During the 1998-2001 bubble, landlords (and lawyers, etc.) wanted warrants on top of normal (inflated) cash costs.

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