posted at 02:51
Author: Chris O'Brien
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:18:12 +0000
Jason Calacanis forgives YC alum who hacked his voicemail for a marketing stunt
In a misguided marketing and fundraising stunt, the founder of a car rental app hacked into the voice mail of angel investor Jason Calacanis and changed the message to promote his company. "My whole life has been focused around using new and experimental methods to promote ideas," he wrote. "Hey guys, we temporarily borrowed Jason Calacanis' voicemail," he says on the message. Zolty posted a link to the Medium post on Hacker News which apparently was also removed by administrators. After an email exchange with Zolty, Calacanis offered forgiveness and a bit of advice. Zolty was part of the Winter 2013 Y Combinator batch for another startup, BeatDeck. Finding himself on the wrong end of a backlash, Zolty also apologized to Calacanis. VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation.

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