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Deliverables

A startup uses this word when it's no longer a startup

"Hey congrats on the series B!"
"Thanks! Are your deliverables in yet?"

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This changes everything

Nothing has changed. Pure marketing

See http://svdictionary.com/words/changing-the-world

Introducing the iPhone 4. This changes everything.

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  • charlesjo charlesjo

    Love it. Although, I did love my iPhone 4S. And it still runs like ALL Apple products I have ever owned!

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  • thepaleking thepaleking

    Doesn't change much to be honest, 99% marketing 1% decent phone

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Changing the world

Outside of Silicon Valley this can mean curing cancer, eliminating Malaria and solving world hunger but within SV it means a bigger iPhone, an iPhone the size of a tablet, an iPhone strapped to your wrist or Yo (http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/yo-yo/)

A synonym of "This changes everything" and "This changes everything. Again"

Founder of Silicon Valley Dictionary: I am so glad to be working on products that are changing the world everyday

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8

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...

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Brain Rape

Intellectual property robbery thinly disguised as acquisition talk. Usually committed by a big company on a startup. Yelp got brainraped by Google back in the day.
http://www.quora.com/Silicon-Valley-Season-2-Episode-2-Runaway-Devaluation/What-was-the-reference-to-Yelp-in-episode-2-of-season-2-of-Silicon-Valley

Erlich: They're brainraping us right?
Gerald: They definitely are.
Erlich: Shit!

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Acquihire

When a startup is bought with the sole purpose of hiring the startup's employees versus obtaining the product/users. Generally, startups that get acquhired are struggling and the move is done as a last resort.

Alex: I heard your startup got acquired by Facebook. Give me some of that startup money.
John: It was an acquihire. I don't want to talk about it.

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Internet of Things

Everyday objects that are connected to the internet so they can transfer and receive data from other objects

I can now send recipes to my oven and have it cook meals for me automatically. Thank god for internet of things.

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Unicorn

A startup that is valued at $1 billion dollars or more

Chris: We need to raise more money so our valuation will rise and so Techcrunch will add us to their startup unicorn list

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Work From Home

A synonym of "Sit at home eating chips while watching TV"

Chris: Hey boss. Can I work from home on Tuesday?
Boss: Let me know if last weeks episode is worth watching

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4

Apple Maps Bad?!

A phrase used to indicate the low quality of a product because Apple Maps is barely usable.

Enough said, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVq1wgIN62E

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    I hate that Yelp defaults to Apple Maps. It's terrible

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Hustling

Refers to an act where a startup founder runs around networking with others to acquire more users/customers, raise money, etc.
Chris Sacca, Dave Mcclure loves to use this word.

Enough said, www.youtube.com/watch?v=5betFZRICVg

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Y Combinator

Y Combinator is an early stage seed fund started by Paul Graham in 2005. The combined market cap of Y Combinator companies is currently over $30 billion

John: You should apply for Y Combinator they will give you 120k for 7% of your company and provide great mentorship.
Amit: Great idea. I'm going to apply

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Game Developer

A software engineer in the game industry, generally bigger, earns less and is nerdier than their startup counterparts.

Kilim: I wanna work for Blizzard so I can help build WoW and Diablo
Matthew: Do you really want to be a game developer?

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4

Silly Web App

How people like to describe what a lot of what engineers in silicon valley build. They are sometimes right and sometimes wrong but in either case they are sitting on their asses doing nothing themselves.

Kilim: What the hell is Silicon Valley dictionary. Stop making silly web apps
Matthew: Stop watching tv

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Dogecoin

Cryptocurrency featuring the Shiba Inu dog on a golden coin as its logo.

VERY MUCH SUCH WOW! TO THE MOON!!!! DOGECOIN!

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Thought Leader

How somebody without any real skills describes themselves. The phrase itself is self explanatory.

Matthew: tell us why we should hire you
Kilim: I am a thought leader in the area of SAAS
Matthew: what does that even mean
Kilim: I am a thought leader

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7

This Guy Fucks

Made popular by Russ Hanneman on the Silicon Valley show. It is just something to say when you want to mess with somebody. Meaningless. Could also mean this guy has a lot of sex but its impossible to tell.

http://peal.io/p/this-guy-fucks-am-i-right

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Stanford engineer

Smart and entrepreneurial. Usually from a privileged background.

John: Hey you can you look for an office? We will need one soon
Bob: My dad has a house he can lend us. Is that fine?
John: That works.

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Janitor at startup

Sometimes startup founders or executives will use this as their title to appear humble but it ends up being super obnoxious.

Matthew: why are you listed as janitor on LinkedIn aren't you the CEO?
Kilim: Oh I just wanted people to ask me about it so I can tell them my real position.

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Tres Commas

Spanish for three commas as in 1 billion dollars or $1,000,000,000

After the IPO of his company Matthew is now part of the tres commas club

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