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How Upstart hopes to get you out of debt and into startups

Upstart lets you promise portions of your future income in exchange for crowdfunded capital that you can use to get out of debt or start businesses now. We chatted with founder Dave Girouard to figure out how this works.

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Funding Daily: The crowdfunding takeover

Two of our favorite deals stories of the day, involving director Spike Lee’s latest project and an ambitious smartphone that runs both desktop-grade Ubuntu and Android, are crowdfunding stories.