Here's an interesting bit of information. @Waxpancake dug up some stuff on @ello and found out it took almost half a million dollars from a VC firm in Vermont. It basically puts @ello on that precarious VC path which most startups live and die on. @ello is obviously not a traditional startup in its philosophy or its approach, but some good points are made regarding what this means for the platform and those who have invested and are yet to invest in it. Startups need to start somehow and I understand that, but I can't help but think that @ello was different from the get go. I really hope that the ad-free alternative revenue model works for @ello. Heck, I think a lot of us are really pulling for them in that department. It would be great for @ello to accomplish its mission and make its VCs happy.