"After the market collapsed and a promising round of financing fell through, Phil Libin the founder of Evernote was determined to wake up and ‘do the adult thing’ the next day: wind down the company before it could no longer make payroll. Just before going to sleep a Swedish user sent Libin an email praising the service, and offering to invest in the company if they needed money. Libin naturally said yes. $500,000 later the company was recapitalized and able to get back on financial track. Of all the last-minute bits of ‘saving grace,’ this one has to take the cake."
An Evernote user once saved the company with a last minute $500,000 check