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perpetual-pivotation

When a start-up pivots so many times it can no longer stop it's pivoting creating an endless cycle of changing your business direction or purpose.

founder 1: "we should change this B2B to a B2C with a B2B SaaS back-end admin console"
founder 2: " yeah but just yesterday we were the uber for cat-sitting, if we keep pivoting we may never stop and end up in a perpetual-pivotation.

Added by punnybusinessman punnybusinessman over 4 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 4 years ago

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      Full stack engineer

      We want to hire you to work on all parts of the stack because we cannot afford specialized engineers for the different technical stack pieces and feel it's better to start the stack being sub-par instead of having expertise in each stack layer.

      We are looking for a full-stack engineering to join our start-up, the next Google!

      Added by acceleweb acceleweb over 4 years ago

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        Unlimited vacation and sick days policy

        We don't want to pay out if you quit or get terminated on your vacation or sick days left over, if we had a policy.

        We provide unlimited vacation and sick days. If you're sick, stay home! If you want to take days off, go ahead!

        Added by acceleweb acceleweb over 4 years ago

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          Open work space

          We cannot afford real office furniture.

          Our teams work in an open work space.

          Added by acceleweb acceleweb over 4 years ago

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            Blackhat Developer

            One who uses his or her knowledge as a developer to do illegal or questionably moral tasks.

            Julius is a blackhat developer who hacks into people's emails at Starbucks looking for nude photos because that's the only thing that turns him on. Nobody at work likes him or uses the wifi when he is around.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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              Hype Parasite App

              When an app developer sees an app getting a ton of downloads and attention on the App Store and decides to make a copy cat version of the app to ride on the hype train.

              Flappy Bird apps, 2048 apps, Pokemon GO tracker apps

              Added by zazpowered zazpowered over 4 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 4 years ago

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                  Prenicorn

                  Pre-Unicorn. A company who is perceived to one day be a unicorn.

                  I am Liam Joover, an investor that only invests in prenicorns.

                  Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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                    Engineer Musk

                    The smell an engineer has after hours of intense programming.

                    Julia, a local founder hounder, loves targeting men and women at bars who exude a strong engineer musk.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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                      Board Member

                      A member in a company that is partially responsible for all the major decisions in a company like who is CEO, who to acquire or be acquired by, and who to raise money from. The more seats a board member has, the more power they wield within the company.

                      Vinny's investor is a board member with 3 seats at his VRfeet startup. Vinny is CEO but he pretty much works for him.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 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 5 years ago

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                          Psychonauts

                          People known for microdosing on LSD and spending time in VR

                          James spends his time microdosing and then exploring the jungle in Panda Simulator VR

                          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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                            Founder Hounder

                            A guy or girl who sits in bars alone to potentially hook up with startup founders.

                            That hot girl was only talking to you because you told her that you were the founder of a startup and because she is a founder hounder.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie almost 5 years ago

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                            Silicon Daddy

                            One of those tech nerds who can shower you with love and money

                            Mike: Shit! I am going to be late on paying my ridiculous San Francisco rent this month.
                            Jess: Mike, you should really find yourself a silicon daddy.

                            Added by SamuellJackson SamuellJackson almost 5 years ago

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                            Nontechnical employee

                            This is someone who does not care to learn how things are built or suggest how things can be built better.

                            Nontechnical employee: "I'd help this customer out, but I am nontechnical."

                            Added by jbark55 jbark55 almost 5 years ago

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                            Real Estate

                            One of the species of apps that keep getting made. They're really just digitized indexes of local landlords shat onto a Google Maps visualization or optimize one or more parts of the leasing process. They're not quite scalable, but many have become profitable parts of their community. It is estimated that every year:
                            Hundreds of thousands of variants of Real Estate apps are pitched
                            Thousands are built to an MVP
                            A couple hundred end up creating a sustainable business around the "digital" part of the Real Estate industry

                            Jao-lin: So our Real Estate app oversees about $30,000 a month in leasing transactions

                            Brian: That's actually not trollish for something like this part of the internet

                            Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 5 years ago

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                              Delivery

                              One of the species of apps that keep getting made. They're really just digitized indexes of local businesses that market their service really well, get cheap couriers, and establish good partnerships with local vendors. They're not quite scalable, but many have become profitable parts of their community (DoorDash, WeDeliver). It is estimated that every year:
                              Hundreds of thousands of variants of delivery apps are pitched
                              Thousands are built to an MVP
                              A couple hundred end up creating a sustainable business around delivering things faster at a local scale

                              Anna: So what do you do for a living Josh?
                              Joshua: Oh I own DeliverData, a Delivery app that delivers stuff faster
                              Anna: That's nifty! At least your company's name makes sense

                              Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 5 years ago

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                                Social Media

                                One of the species of apps that keep getting made. They're really just shitty clones of Facebook and Twitter. I mean if Google couldn't do it, what makes you think you could? It is estimated that every year:
                                Hundreds of thousands of variants of social media apps are pitched
                                Thousands are built to an MVP
                                A couple hundred end up on the app store as different niche apps after the companies pivoted

                                Alex: Hey Tara, check out my new Social Media app!
                                Tara: Oohh! Next Facebook right here!

                                Added by willgr81 willgr81 almost 5 years ago

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                                  Does anyone make money around here?

                                  This question means different things depending on who's asking it and when.

                                  1. When customers start asking this, the company is Pre-Revenue.
                                  2. When investors start asking this, it's about to be a Down Round.
                                  3. When the founders start asking this, it's been an Awesome Journey.

                                  1: http://svdictionary.com/words/pre-revenue
                                  2: http://svdictionary.com/words/down-round
                                  3: http://svdictionary.com/words/awesome-journey

                                  Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne almost 5 years ago