Easy on the downvotes there kids, it was just a joke.
So the pitch is, "We're like patent trolls, but for breach-of-contract entrapment lawsuits?"
I'd invest! ;)
I see what you did there.
Edit: Noting somewhat predictable downvotes so I would ask that someone reply with what the significance of a single data point is other than satisfying curiosity? Note also I didn't say it didn't belong on HN or "hey why is this on the front page" etc.
A. Historically, how many now-thriving companies have "slipped through the cracks" of the YC evaluation process?
B. If there are several notable examples that fit a certain pattern, what can/should YC do to better identify and/or attract those kinds of teams?
I like to think that YC has become its own type of graduate school at this point, so I guess a very rough analogue would be the phenomenon of many high-achieving low-income students never even considering the option of applying to an elite university, even though they would have a high chance of getting in AND receiving sufficient financial aid. And the few who actually did apply might not constitute a sufficiently large sample size to generate enough "success stories" to encourage others to follow suit.