Ever meet somebody so inspiring that you wanted to invest in them? With Upstart, you can. It's Lending Club meets Kickstarter, with the economics of Milton Friedman.
Backers provide capital today, which upstarts repay as a small fraction of their personal income for either 5 or 10 years. Invest in a person, not an idea or a business. By providing advice, support, and introductions, backers can help upstarts and their own return as well.