The Psychotic Investor Behind an Anonymous Startup Horror Story

Nitasha Tiku · 09/03/13 03:12PM

Just before Labor Day weekend, TechStars cofounder David Cohen published an anonymous email from a concerned cofounder about his or her hellish experience with an unnamed "accelerator"—one of those boot camps that takes equity in a young startup in exchange for a small amount of capital and the promise to whip it into shape—as well as its utterly deranged managing director.