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Unapologetically Plastic

Almost every tech billionaire in Silicon Valley.

Jony Ive, Travis Kalanick, Evan Spiegel, Eric Schmidt et al.

Added by That_Guy That_Guy over 3 years ago

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Angel Investor

The typical Angel Investor can be found in its natural habit, either grazing in the open pastures of tech conferences or herding in secret groups with other Angel Investors. If you happen to be lucky enough to encounter an Angel Investor in the wild, don't try to feed it with Buzzwords as it would run away. Instead, be honest and and try to listen more than you speak.

Hannah: Duuude, I met this Angel Investor at the conference last week and it was sooo cool! I even got a picture

Jack: Woah! They really do have wings

Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 3 years ago

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Eskimo Startup

Eskimo startup - (def) A startup which is attempting to sell a product the market understands better than the startup itself, that the market doesn't need or of which it already has a plentiful supply.

"It was an eskimo startup. They were trying to sell ice to eskimos, it was impossible to succeed"

Added by BigSlowTarget BigSlowTarget over 2 years ago

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Uber Fast Food

When you are hungry during a Uber ride so you tell your driver to go through Mcdonald's drive-through.

Matt: "Honestly, getting Uber Fast Food isn't so bad. It is a little awkward for the Mcdonald's employee to see your driver trying to align the backseat window with the drive-through window so you can pay . Of course if a friend sees you it's also a little embarrassing but that's it."

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 3 years ago

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Bachelor's Degree

An academic degree which typically consists of about 40 college classes in a particular field of study. Much like a startup, it is typically either undervalued (by the uneducated) or overvalued (by zealous parents) rather than being appreciated in equanimity as a testament to consistent work under an educational institution. Also known as Peter Thiel's Kryptonite

Harold: So I see that you got a Bachelor's Degree just last year?

Katelyn: Yes, in Electrical Engineering

Harold: Hmm, so can you use Linux?

Katelyn: ...

Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 3 years ago

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The Shell Dilemma

When your startup reaches the point where you only have engineers on your team, all of which become a hollow unexciting shell of themselves in the board room. This is when you end up having to compromise and add your first non-technical founder because he is an incredible orator and can represent the product you built better than anyone on your team can.

On the Silicon Valley TV show, Richard faces the shell dilemma when he finds he cannot pitch his idea without sweating profusely and messing up. He seeks help from his friend Erlich Bachman afterward to save him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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Fingertip Like

When you accidentally like someone else's facebook post while scrolling through your feed on a mobile device.

Jeanie: Oh my god! I just accidentally fingertip liked my exe's profile picture. I really hope that he didn't notice it.

Added by svhunt svhunt over 3 years ago

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content

Anything that you can either read or understand from any one or more of your senses (hearing or sight, but usually not smell or touch).

Q: How can I create great content?
A: Well you could write something.
Q: That's not good enough, I want it to be more interesting.
A: I have an idea, record your voice and make a podcast.
Q: That's much better.

Added by jbark55 jbark55 about 3 years ago

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Daily Active Users

Number of people who visit your app every day. Usually more important than Active Installs.

Joe: We have 10,000,000 installs.

Kal: How many Daily Active Users do you have?

Joe: 100

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 3 years ago

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Skywalker Soreness

When your right hand is in such extreme pain from coding or typing that it feels as if it's been cut off by a laser sword.

I waited until the end of the deadline to finish my part of the project and now I have skywalker soreness. I can't do anything with my right hand.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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Diversity

Eurasia.

Diversity. Hell yeah. Our programmers are either directly from or descendants of wide range countries all across the globe: England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, India, China, Japan, Korea.

Added by charlesjo charlesjo over 3 years ago

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Passing

When you reject a company's pitch for funding and decide not to fund them.

James passed on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, but funded 'Yo' as soon as he got the chance.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 2 years ago

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TLA Departments

Short for "Three Letter Acronym": A department of a company that does not have any apparent function at all.
Groups like this are usually created by trendy management fads.

Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper over 3 years ago

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Logo Wingman Fail

When you go out with your logo wingman but you don't choose a suitable logo.

Jen: I know what you're doing but I don't know what Pied Piper is

Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 3 years ago

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No Free Lunch

A theorem which states that tech companies offering not free lunch are making profit off their employees.

Commonly used by companies such as amazon, Microsoft and Apple to get overpaid staff's salary back

Founder: I had an alternative stream of revenue idea using no free lunch theorem

Co-founder: worked for Apple and Amazon, should work for us!

Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins over 3 years ago

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Oski Eyes

When an engineering student (primarily UC Berkeley students) tries to talk to a girl but ends up frowning and giving her an awkward vibe because he is too scared to say anything. This is mostly done out of innocence and fear.

Cindy was really interested in meeting my friend Brian, but since she was the first girl he'd talked to in months he ended up giving her Oski eyes and scaring her off. She's over there talking to that Haashole Brad now.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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Product Designer

The latest in a constant string of designer job titles trying to explain what the hell they design. Usually stands for designers that build the UX and UI in a combined fashion for digital devices such as phones, tablets, and desktop computers. Not to be confused with UX designers, UI designers, Web designers, Graphic designers, Illustrators, AR/VR designers, Scientific designers, Brand designers, Systems designers, Design managers, Art directors, and Creative directors.

CEO: Sarah is our lead Product Designer. She's in charge of designing our core customer experience.
Customer: What's the product?
CEO: We phish social security numbers from elderly folks in hopes of selling the identities to communist nations.

Added by PixelPuller PixelPuller 8 months ago

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Macgyverist Product Development

When a founder or group of founders take code that is useless by itself, from their former products, stick it together, and make a prototype/product that is incredibly popular.

Macgyverism is a term used to denote taking seemingly useless things to make something incredible.

Jimmy's new iOS game, Chang goes to India, was a result of macgyverist product development where he took a bunch of useless code from his previous projects, stuck it together in an hour, and shipped it.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 3 years ago

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Good-Cheap-Fast

The inevitable desire of any contractor. The typical rip-off method which any serious author should refuse.

Could you make it with all features till evening after we agree on the price?

Added by Francis Francis over 3 years ago

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SAAS

High margins

Eric ditched his chat app to build a SAAS site instead.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie 12 months ago

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