Equity Whore

A startup founder that micro manages company equity to maximize his own ownership but loses sight of more important things.

David: Did you hear? I managed to negotiate that lead engineer down to 0.3%. Now I will have an extra 1%.
Sarah: Stop being such an equity whore, having a smaller piece of something is better than having a large piece of nothing.

Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago


    Janitor at startup

    The title an asshole CEO (generally a sole founder) puts on their Linkedin title to show they have the ability to fire anybody.

    Random dude: Where do you work?
    Albert: I am at the greatest game company around called BigVikingGames
    Random dude: Cool, what do you do there?
    Albert: I am the janitor, I just take out the trash!
    Random dude: cool story bro

    Added by timferris timferris almost 5 years ago


      Solving Own Problem

      A bullshit story founders present to lie on how they arrived at their product.

      We built datemycate app because we wanted to solve our own problem to help our cat find a date. He was very horny all the time and was always flirty with my girlfriend.

      Added by beenpoor beenpoor almost 5 years ago


        10x Engineer

        A developer who incurs technical debt so fast he appears more productive than the ten developers tasked with cleaning his mess up.

        Founder: "We are only looking for 10x Engineers."

        Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne almost 5 years ago


          *Insert Noun Here* Enthusiast

          A description often used in online social blogging bios that superficially attempts to showcase aspects of one's personality that one wants others to remember them for. Many times these descriptions are used to compensate for lack of knowledge or experience in that very same area.

          Hi my name is Homer, I'm a Ruby on Rails enthusiast, cat owner, and a tech aficionado living in the Bay Area. I do marketing for Lyft.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago


            San Francisco

            The city of San Francisco is one the most famous cities in the Bay Area, home to the SF Giants, hipsters, a thriving LGBT community, and enough fog to make you consider suicide, commonly referred to as "The City". When non Bay Area natives talk about the Bay Area, they're either talking about SF or Silicon Valley.

            Alex: Yo man, you doing something later? It's Friday.
            Kim: Yea I'm thinking about heading to The City later for some drinks, probably near Nob Hill or something.
            Alex: Sounds chill. Can I come?
            Kim: I don't know if it's your scene. The place has pretty hipster bars. They all have PBR on tap for $5 a pint.

            Added by xmangoslushie xmangoslushie over 4 years ago



              An internet exchange currency originally used on Silk Road that silicon valley entrepreneurs and investors don't want failing because their startup revolves around it. These same people rarely use it on a day to day basis.

              Jimmy: My startup lets you pay for ice cream using Bitcoin.
              Jerry: Awesome, as the founder of a Bitcoin company how many Bitcoins do you actually own?
              Jimmy: 0

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago


                Legacy Code

                Legacy code is source code that relates to a no-longer supported, manufactured operating system or other computer technology.

                To punish Lewis, the senior engineer decided to make him read and edit legacy code for an entire week.

                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago


                  Pre-IPO Bubble

                  A currently "non-occuring" speculative bubble where there is an increasing number of pre-ipo companies with ridiculous valuations which will never reach investor expectations

                  Economist: it seems like the dot com bubble is happening again except companies are pre IPO

                  VC: woah, this start up has expential user growth must be the next unicorn! Better invest now.

                  Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins almost 5 years ago


                    Dick Jerk Algorithm

                    Highly sophisticated algorithm devised by Pied Piper engineers where one can jerk off 4 dudes at once.
                    This algorithm inspired Richard to come up with an advanced middle out algorithm.
                    Dick to floor. D2floor.

                    ummm, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hUV9yhqgY enough said...

                    Added by svhunt svhunt almost 5 years ago


                      Self made entrepreneur

                      A label meaning that an entrepreneur has come from nothing, has not inherited their wealth or startup. A lot of entrepreneurs have found a loophole because while inheriting a lot of money disqualifies one from being self made, receiving a shit ton of money and connections from your parents while they are alive doesn't.

                      John: How did you possibly hire 50 people without any VC funding. You told me you were self made?
                      Lyman: My dad gave me a ton of money and connections. Does that count?

                      Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago


                        Code Masochist

                        A person pursuing a CS degree from a university who finds everything way to easy for his own good, so to challenge himself (or herself) he or she purposely does the projects on the last day so they can feel a comparable amount of pressure to the other students who've sometimes had up to a month to finish. (Can also apply to software engineering employees who do their work irrationally close to the deadline).

                        Hai was such a code masochist that he decided to do his upper div cs projects 12 hours before it was due. The professor assigned it 4 weeks ago.

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago



                          A piece of hardware that doesn’t function anymore because it was tampered with.
                          You seriously messed up that upgrade, and now your entire device has been rendered useless.

                          "I tried to install the most recent version of Windows on my old Mac, but it totally bricked the whole computer."

                          Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper over 4 years ago



                            Generally refers to when you push bad code to production and you want to undo your changes by rolling back to a previous release

                            I've made a huge mistake. Do a rollback

                            Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 4 years ago


                              SWOT Analysis

                              SWOT is a planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an idea or decision. Jared is ridiculed by the other members of Pied Piper on Silicon Valley for suggesting SWOT because they think it is corporate and a waste of time.

                              "I've booby trapped the house with corporate resources"

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago



                                An acronym used in forums referring to Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator and creator of Hacker news. He spends his time tweeting about how much Y Combinator has grown and describing the perfect founder in a similar way that Cosmopolitan magazine describes the perfect man or woman.

                                I read a PG essay talking about how the perfect founder has an engineering degree, is always hungry, and lives with his founders in the same apartment. After graduating from Stanford,, we now live in Palo Alto in a one bedroom apartment without any food in the fridge other than raw ramen payed for using the profits of our company in which we are the only customers of.

                                Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago


                                X for Y

                                A way entrepreneurs use to describe their startup to customers and investors so they can quickly grasp how their product works. It is done by comparing your startup to another successful company that likely pioneered its business model.

                                My startup is Airbnb for cars = people can borrow your car when you are not using it
                                My startup is Uber for food = food will be delivered to you on demand
                                My startup is Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley = svdictionary.com

                                Added by zazpowered zazpowered almost 5 years ago



                                  TLDR: a multidisciplinary engineering field that combines software, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering.

                                  Sometimes referred as robotics, mechatronics is the most promising discipline in the engineering world. The brightest students are competing to enter this program for it's reputation and employment rate by the top notch companies in the industry(Microsoft, Google, Apple, Tesla etc). University of Waterloo is known as the best university offering this program. Rumor has it that they are the ones came up with this concept and terminology back in the day.

                                  Person 1: Dude, I got accepted into Mechatronics Engineering.
                                  Person 2: The hell is mechatronics?
                                  Person 1: Story short, we're going to build robots!

                                  Added by TimStevenson TimStevenson over 4 years ago


                                    Eat Your Own Dog Food

                                    Actually using the product that you make.

                                    To realize the users' pain points with your product, you have to eat your own dog food and actually use it.

                                    Added by trescomas trescomas almost 5 years ago


                                      150ft Rule

                                      A company wide standard at Google that says that not even a single area of the office can be situated at a distance exceeding 150 feet, from sources of food.

                                      When I work I constantly have food at my desk. It's a delicious life. The main reason I never want to leave Google is the 150ft rule.

                                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago