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US Bitcoin Legislative Arms Race

This references the pressure Bitcoin startups have to show significant traction or get acquired before the United States outlaws the use of Bitcoin (whether this will or will not happen is of course debatable).

Look man, because of the US Bitcoin Legislative Arms Race, our job is to make enough sales and sell out before the House and Senate make some extreme move in banning Bitcoin and making our company essentially worthless here in the US. I don't want to move to Greece man.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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    The Five Dollar Footlong Lean Startup Diet

    When a startup founder lives off of five dollar foot long sandwiches to save money for his or her early stage venture. They buy a single five dollar foot long subway sandwich, eat half of it in the afternoon and the other half at dinner.

    Since Julius is on the five dollar day long diet, he only eats footlong subway sandwiches everyday to conserve his companies startup money. It's kind of sad.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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    Does anyone make money around here?

    Users of venture backed startups and residents of Silicon Valley ask this question frequently. They do not understand how a lot of social apps such as Snapchat and Facebook (before they started to run ads) are able to raise so much money at sky high valuations without generating revenue.

    For on demand services such as Uber, Instacart and Caviar they do not understand how signup credit, promo codes and referral credit can be offered so frequently.

    Jim: Let me get this straight. Snapchat is worth $10 billion now and they haven't made any money? Just now I read Uber is offering $100 signup credit, $50 credit for every friend I refer and a one time promo code of $20 off of my first ride. Does anyone make money around here?

    Tim: You realize Uber has raised $1 billion dollars every month for the past 12 months right?

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      VC Money

      Modern day Robinhood.
      Taking money from your parent's retirement pension and redistributing it to early adopters of technology in Silicon Valley.

      Friend 1: "How do you have so many free meals from Munchery? Have you ever paid for a single meal?"
      Friend 2: "Nope. VC Money"

      Added by ljyx123 ljyx123 about 5 years ago

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        Facebook Reach

        Facebook reach is the number of people that see posts from Facebook pages. Organic Facebook reach has dropped since Facebook made changes to their feed algorithm to encourage companies to buy ads promoting page posts.

        It's almost pointless for our startup to promote our Facebook page because we will have to pay to get any Facebook reach.

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago

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        Slacking

        Using a productivity tool called Slack to get work done or communicate with one's team. This can easily be confused to mean "not doing one's work."

        Jack: You've been getting alot done.

        James: Yeah man, I've been slacking all day.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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          Cloud

          Also known as "The Internet".

          Bill: "I'm currently working in Cloud-Based Employment Solutions Research."
          Ted: "Are you looking for a job on Craigslist?"
          Bill: "....yes."

          Added by benjamin_james benjamin_james about 5 years ago

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            Snapchat

            A mobile app that lets you share intimate pictures with the people you just met at the bar instantly. It also lets you share temporary moments of your life that are not cool enough or sometimes too embarrassing to share on Facebook or Twitter.

            I just add everyone I meet on Snapchat and send them pictures of the cat I found on my street.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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              MVP

              The "minimum viable product" is exactly like the product you had in mind, except with fewer features and more bugs.

              Founder: "We're going to validate the market with our MVP."
              Engineer: "Sweet!"

              Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 5 years ago

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              Narwhal

              Definition #1: A Canadian Unicorn!

              Definition #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc

              American Founder - My startup is now officially a Unicorn!
              Canadian Founder - My startup is now officially a Narwhal!
              European Founder - Um Mr. American entrepreneur, if you may excuse me for a moment... the Unicorn is of European-origin, but if you like your horned mythical beasts so much, you can have the Jackalope!
              Russia Founder - North Americans have messed with the Russians for far too long, the Narwhal is ours!
              Canadian Founder - Oh sorry about (yes we say "about", not "aboot") that, how about we share?

              Added by tosfan4ever tosfan4ever about 5 years ago

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                Silicon Beach

                The area around Playa Del Rey/Venice where a fuckload of tech companies are moving in. Synonymous with brogrammers and people that wear startup t-shirts in public.

                Brogrammer Intern 1: "These new start-up tanks are clutch! Silicon Beach is the fucking bomb dot com!"

                Brogrammer Intern 2: "Shakabrah dude let's get SugarFish later then hit up the Bungalow since we're rich and gentrifying LA!"

                Brogrammer Intern 1: "Tubular brah let me shave my neckbeard first then we can get hyphy for real my friend"

                Added by dicknose dicknose about 5 years ago

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                Tech Stars

                An incubator people apply to when getting rejected from YC. They aren't definitively worst it just always happens to be your second choice every time.

                I gotta move to Boston now that we got into Tech Stars and need a semi reputable incubator.

                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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                  Tweetstorm

                  When somebody wants to tweet something that is more than 140 characters but is not considerate enough to link to a blog post or use an image. Tweets in a tweetstorm are generally numbered and look like a mini essay in your Twitter feed.

                  http://avc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ts-1.jpg

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago

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                    Worder

                    Anyone who use personal computers only for writing, just like a typewriter machine.

                    "Do you think he can upload these on the website?"
                    "Nah, he's just a worder!"

                    Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper almost 5 years ago

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                      Uber Funded

                      When your startup is funded from the side cash made off of Uber driving.

                      Zayne: Have you guys raised a round of funding?

                      Pan: We are in fact, Uber funded.

                      Zayne: Right...congrats?

                      Added by HalfLife3 HalfLife3 almost 5 years ago

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                        Jeremy Lin

                        The perfect child. A Harvard graduate and now a player in the NBA. He is often used in reference by parents (especially in Palo Alto where he went to High School) to "motivate" their child to do better in all aspects of life.

                        Krishna Lee: Mom, I got into UCLA!
                        Mom: "WHY YOU NO LIKE JEREMY LIN. HE GO TO HARVARD AND PLAY IN NBA."

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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                          Linkedin

                          A publicly-traded spam-bot and click-bait machine. It will steal your contacts info and transmit spam to you and your contacts in perpetuity. The 'Unsubscribe' link in the email is only a placeholder. LinkedIn engineers deliberately did not code any action into the link click, because Fuck You!
                          Compelled by the torrent of spam, you will login to the web interface/app and have your news feed bombarded with Grade A click-bait from famous internet trolls such as Business Insider.

                          I recently signed up on LinkedIn and now my 100GB inbox is #reckt.

                          Added by That_Guy That_Guy almost 5 years ago

                          • blwinters blwinters

                            Best thing I've read on SVD.

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                          • charlesjo charlesjo

                            Whoever wrote this definition, please endorse me.

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                          Snapcash

                          A feature on the popular media sharing app, Snapchat that lets you pay the same friends that you send the pictures you're too embarrassed to post on Facebook with.

                          James: I'll pay for breakfast, just SnapCash me back.

                          Lewis: Hell no, I'm jut going to use Venmo.

                          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

                          • zazpowered zazpowered

                            Does anyone use Facebook Messenger's version of this?

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                          Get Shit Done

                          A phrase taking to mean "fuck everything you learned in CS class and code like Jack Kerouac until we get the release out"

                          Eric(CTO): Guys its time to "get shit done". Stop writing tests and let's just crank this thing out.

                          Eric (CTO): Drew likes to "get shit done". I wish more of you developers could crank out KLOC's like him.

                          Added by stevebot stevebot about 5 years ago

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                            Gluttonygramming

                            Programming and working at a slower pace to purposely get more food out of the company.

                            Jordan didn't feel like cooking dinner so he started gluttonygramming to force the company employee policy of paying a 15$ credit for engineer's dinner who works until after 7.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago