I've now come full circle on this.
I realize that the real value is that they've set up a system that is basically a trap to get other VC's login details to their email. And a plausible reason to download and parse all of their email.
They've basically made an very efficient fishing attack on VCs by using "exclusivity" and a high price.
I think that I support this?
A server setup for the users of gould.cx to connect to the greater ActivityPub network.