We knew Rachel Sequoia was too good to be true.
Ok, well we didn’t really know that.
We really thought for a second or two that this girl and her pitch to bottle up air and sell it was legitimate.
Turns out that while the VC event was real, Rachel Sequoia is not, nor is her company Share The Air.
TechCrunch reports that the entire thing was orchestrated by Trademarkia.
“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. Said Cherones, “Most of the people that came up to me afterward said, “I don’t care about blessing the air, but I think they’re legitimately a market for what you’re doing.”
We haven’t felt this disappointed in the world since we were seven and our parents told us Santa wasn’t real.
Oh well, it was great while it lasted.
Missed the whole thing? Check out the hilarious spoof of a pitch, here.
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