Jason Calacanis Wants to Fund You

Jason Calacanis is fun when he gets wound up — this time on the subject of why YouTube is not a business — and says something entertainingly nuts:

…the first two programmers to email me with a decent resume I’ll back you guys to build a YouTube  compeititor–provided you can build it in under five days.

Jason, I hope for your sake that those two lucky coders don’t have daily rates of a half-mil each ;-) More seriously, I take Jason’s point, but there is more than a souped-up ftp site involved in creating a video service supporting 50tb/day of traffic, 10,000 (more?) videos uploaded a day, etc.

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Comments

  1. Jason says:

    >> creating a video service supporting
    >> 50tb/day of traffic, 10,000 (more?)
    >> videos uploaded a day, etc.
    That is a challenge–you’re correct. So, I would restate:
    1. A week for a group of kids to build.
    2. A month for a sophisticated server team to scale–if it takes off. :-)

  2. Lyle Seaman says:

    Jason is right that the technology behind this is not unique. There’s no trick in finding people who *can* do this, the trick would be finding people who can and want to.
    What I don’t understand is why he would want to fund “a business based on copyright infringement” when there are so many other innovative and meaningful things he could be doing.