Startups should pay close attention to Reddit ‘notes’


When social news site Reddit raised $50 million in venture capital funding last fall, it said that it wanted to allocate around 10% of its overall equity to active users. Then, in December, it announced that the equity would take the form of something called “Reddit notes.” From a blog post:

To celebrate all of you and your contributions, we plan to give away reddit notes in a random lottery. As of this point, it looks like we’re going to have approximately 950,000 reddit notes to divide among active user accounts. There aren’t as many reddit notes as there are accounts, so if you get one, lucky you! Eligible recipients of reddit notes will be determined based on activities before 9/30/14, and we plan to give them away in the fall of 2015.

No additional details yet, except that Reddit has repeatedly suggested that it is planning…

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