Diaspora, the Facebook competitor brought to you by Kickstarter and radical privacy advocates lecturing at NYU, has been trucking along in the Pivotal Labs office in California. But from the outside, things don’t seem to be going so well. It’s been about 18 months since the company raised a monster $200,641 on Kickstarter, and Diaspora is still squeaking out invites at a snail’s pace.
CEO Yosem Companys has abruptly left the company three days ago “due to personal reasons.”
Wait a second–$3,000 a month? In the days of extreme lean startupdom, that sounds pretty cushy.
One Betabeat writer suggested perhaps the cash was going to Adderall. Seems unlikely—if it were, we’d have our invite by now.