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Ron Conway

One of the most successful startup angel investors in Silicon Valley and the head of SV Angel in Palo Alto. He went to San Jose State, likes to drink diet coke, and invested in Google, Facebook, Twitter, Square, Pinterest, and many others.

It's no secret that Paul Graham secretly aspires to be Ron Conway by the way his eyes beam feverishly whenever interviewing him.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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    Silicon Valley Billionaire

    Silicon Valley Billionaires tend to be younger, poorer dressed and generally less douchey than billionaires from other areas. Some are so poorly dressed that it is often hard to distinguish one from a hobo. In New York, a 23 year old scrawny male with t-shirt and jeans might be told to fuck off at a Lambourhini dealership but the same thing would never happen in Silicon Valley.

    Sales person: Do you think I should even talk to that guy over there. It doesn't look like he can afford a car.
    2nd sales person: That's Mark Zuckerberg

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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      Steve Jobs

      The subject of Hollywood biopics and Silicon Valley biographies for the next couple decades. People on the internet (computer programmers in particular) complain about they are after paying money to see it.

      He is also the founder of Apple Computer and Pixar Inc.

      Hey Jimmy I'm sad because every Steve Jobs movie I watch is the same thing.
      - YOUNG STEVE JOBS DOING PSYCHIADELICS
      - HE'S BACK FROM INDIA (WOAH HOW RANDOM HES A VEGETARIAN NOW)
      - STEVE JOBS LOOKING AT STEVE WOZNIAK WITH HIS MOUTH WATERING ABOUT HOW HE CAN SELL WHAT WOZ IS BUILDING
      - STEVE JOBS HAS AN ILLIGENTIAMTE CHILD (WOAH HE NAMES THE COMPUTER AFTER IT LATER?!)
      - STEVE JOBS YELLS AT SOME GUY WHO PROBABLY DOESN'T DESERVE IT. SOME GUY GETS MAD AT STEVE JOBS SAYING HE'S OUT OF LINE
      - STEVE JOBS HIRES THE CEO OF PEPSI (DO YOU WANT TO SELL SUGAR WATER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WOAH HOW COOL)
      - STEVE JOBS IS FIRED AND SCREAMS WHILE DRIVING HIS CAR HOME
      - STEVE JOBS STARTS ANOTHER COMPANY AND ACTS LIKE A SMUG BASTARD WHEN THE COMPANY IS DOING SHITTY
      - STEVE JOBS GOES BACK TO THE COMPANY AND IT DOES WELL (DISCREETLY ALLUDE TO THE IPOD)
      - THROW IN SOMETHING ABOUT CALLIGRAPHY, WOZ EATING A HOTDOG, AND SOME DRAMATIC QUOTES TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT AND FADE TO BLACK

      Let's watch Jurassic World instead because Dinosaurs.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie 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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          Jian Yang

          A character on the Silicon Valley show that represents your stereotypical asian engineer in the Silicon Valley world. Jian Yang is from China and is often misunderstood due to cultural differences and language barriers.

          Jian Yang: Which is for burning?
          Erlich: We don't burn trash in this country. It's illegal.
          Jian Yang: What about garbage?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUBpqOdF3i0

          The actor for Jian Yang, Jimmy Yang doing standup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_UyvGIeXW0

          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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            Negging

            To undermine the confidence of somebody to gain advantage in a situation. On Silicon Valley, VC firms neg Richard to bring down the valuation of Pied Piper but Erlich counters by "negging the neg" to create funding demand for their startup.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Zz-Nkkaxc

            Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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              Yottabyte

              A very large number of bytes. 10^24 bytes to be exact, but this term can never be used in serious context, so it doesn't really matter.

              Dude 1: Dude how much porn do you have on there?
              Dude 2: Yottabytes dude.

              Added by zander zander about 5 years ago

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                10x Engineer

                A concept sometimes used in Silicon Valley to describe an engineer that is 10x more productive than an average engineer although the 10x metric is figurative. Sometimes referred to as "Ninjas", these engineers are highly sought after by all tech companies.

                Jim: You gave me 100 resumes but none of these guys are 10x engineers. Why hire a few of these guys to slow us down when a 10x engineer is so much more productive?

                Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                Hunted

                Your product or service has been featured on http://ProductHunt.com

                Person 1: Dude! This app is sick. Did you get hunted yet?
                Person 2: No. What's that?
                Person 1: Never mind...

                Added by Travis Travis about 5 years ago

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                  Crushing it

                  Achieving exceptional success with something.

                  Jess is totally crushing it with her new Uber-for-VC-funding app. She's already been hunted.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcS-zlgj4ak

                  Added by Travis Travis about 5 years ago

                  • charlesjo charlesjo

                    Founders use this term until "Awesome Journey."

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                  Hockey Stick Growth

                  A way to describe the type of fast growth that VC likes which is up and to the right like a hockey stick. When pitched by founders, it is often accompanied by a y axis that isn't labeled or a growth percentage that doesn't include initial value.

                  Matthew: We experienced 1200% user growth in the past week. Our growth is as hockey stick as it gets.
                  Sam: How many users did you start off with.
                  Matthew: You know... I didn't need to take this meeting. VCs are lining up to fund me

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                    Snack Dick

                    Like a regular dick but smaller and tucked behind the ear. Used by Dinesh on Silicon Valley to describe Pied Piper's logo

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze4JhsDiSWI

                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                      Stack

                      Refers to the variety of technologies used to build and maintain your website, app, or service. Might also refer to a large amount of pancakes.

                      Son: Hey pops, wanna throw another stack on my plate? Pass the syrup too.
                      Pops: No son, your stack needs to maintainable, don't let your code base get out of control!

                      Added by zander zander about 5 years ago

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                        SME

                        Subject Matter Expert.

                        Steve is the SME for the Matlab project. Talk to him for guidance on that.

                        Added by slushieman slushieman about 5 years ago

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                          Startup Social Worth

                          When your Silicon Valley social worth is based on which startups you have founded or work at.

                          Sidecar Employee at bar: There are so many Uber employees here. I have no chance with these women

                          Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                            Engineer Unicorn

                            An engineer that is competent, good looking, dresses well and is not socially awkward.

                            John: How come no other engineers are like David?
                            Mary: He's an engineer unicorn. They are rare.

                            Added by pygmyknight pygmyknight about 5 years ago

                            • torbenberger torbenberger

                              The legend says some of them can be found here http://www.engineerunicorns.com

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                            • employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne

                              "Unicorn" is a common term for an engineer (usually front-end) who also has good taste in design and is able to contribute to UX early on. But "unicorn" is also used for startups that turn out to be breakout successes, like Uber and Airbnb. Silicon Valley really likes unicorns.

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                            Uber of...

                            Commonly used by startup founders to compare their mediocre startup or idea to the startup unicorn Uber.

                            Startup Founder: We're the Uber of food delivery.
                            VC: Uhhh... so is everyone else.

                            Added by ssc242 ssc242 about 5 years ago

                            • iceariel13 iceariel13

                              Yep, seamless, delivery,com, munchery, caviar...the list never ends

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                            • N.Hemingway N.Hemingway

                              You should additionally add "Facebook of..." probably the most heard phrase since 2010 ;D

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                            Gamification

                            Adding game elements to normally not game related software or processes in order to increase engagement.

                            A: User testing has shown that users don't like our accounting app.
                            B: We should really be adding some gamification.
                            A: Will that make the app more useful?
                            B: No, but more fun!

                            Added by graup graup about 5 years ago

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                              Herd Mentality

                              When people follow the leader or others like a herd instead of thinking independently. Often seen when investors are deciding which startups to fund.

                              VC: You guys have a really strong team, exactly the type that we like to fund, but we just don't believe in the idea.
                              Kim: Did I mention that a16z decided to invest in us yesterday.
                              VC: Wait. Don't leave. I think we started things off on the wrong foot.

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                              Unicorn

                              A startup valued at over $1 billion dollars. Also a mythical horse-like creature with a single horn on its forehead.

                              Founder 1: I'm now the proud CEO of a Unicorn after our latest Series D
                              Founder 2: Ugh, Unicorns are so 2012. It's all about the Decacorns now.

                              Added by ssc242 ssc242 about 5 years ago