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Sweat Equity

The equity you put in for your hard work. When an investor uses this term, it's normally a red flag and it becomes obvious that they are probably not a professional investor.

I'm takkkin' 45% percent of your comapany cuz I invested 10k into your app. You divide the other 55% amoung your founders as sweat equity.

Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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    Pre-Funded

    An incredibly douchey way of describing a startup that hasn't raised venture capital or angel money. Technically anything you create is pre-funded so using this adjective only serves to show that you are insecure from not having raised money and that you're desperate for attention.

    We're a pre-funded startup looking for design hackers that want to get their work into production super early and have a real impact on product.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 4 years ago

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      Bing It

      An expression created by a marketing team within Microsoft that hypothesized that people would say this over the more commonly used expression "Google it."

      Microsoft Marketing Rep: I want you to figure out Google's market share.
      Bing Product Engineer: Sure one sec let me Google it.
      Microsoft Marketing Rep: NO! Bing it!
      Bing Product Engineer: Oh right, I forgot.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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        Pre-Revenue

        The bullshit an entrepreneur spews to investors to convince them of a high valuation since the seed money will allow the startup to grow immeasurably. Usually followed by more bullshit, greater valuations and eventually and a low revenue to evaluation ratio and companies which never attain revenues to justify their evaluation.

        Currently the greatest contribution to the startup bubble.

        Person A: How can that startup afford golden toilets and helicopter rides to work?

        Person B: Of course they can, they are pre-revenue and focusing on growth!

        Added by JonWilkins JonWilkins about 5 years ago

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        Technical Founder

        A 5.0 student from MIT, the technical founder is a lone wolf who thinks business people are completely useless. You're a social media manager? Get the fuck out of here. His code is perfectly architected, clean and commented in all the right places. His startups fail because he doesn't think writing CSS is worth his time and his sites look like shit as a result.

        Technical founder: I was almost about to team up with a non-technical cofounder but then he told me he wanted a user interface to manage our sites content.

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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        Lean Startup

        A startup philosophy that attempts to combine the aspects of product driven with customer driven resulting in often successful, and simultaneously mediocre apps and websites that fails to bring forth truly disruptive technology.

        Bob: I've spent all day doing customer development surveys for my Uber for tutoring app.

        Alice: That's nice. I just finished some testing for my needle-free vaccine delivery system.

        Bob: [Walks away feeling sorry for Alice, who has no clue what his customers really want and won't be able to pivot after sinking such large R&D costs]

        Added by Mcat Mcat about 5 years ago

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          Silicone Valley

          A nickname for Los Angeles, plastic surgery capital of the world. Commonly mistaken for Silicon Valley.

          I'm going down to Silicone Valley this year for an Oscar Party.

          Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago

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          Waterloo

          A mythical University in Canada where many good Engineers and Computer Scientists come from.

          Sam: "Where are all these Canadians from?"
          Matthew: "We hired 10 interns and 20 full-times from Waterloo. They get shit done because if we don't hire them, they'll have to work for Blackberry."

          Added by robert robert about 5 years ago

          • orien orien

            @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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            almost 5 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @orien No what are you talking about

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            almost 5 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @SingleCommaClub It's similar to what you see from immigrants to a new country like US or Canada

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            almost 5 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            I have a lot of friends from canada and waterloo and this seems really accurate from what i've heard

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            almost 5 years ago
          • charlesjo charlesjo

            It's like a parallel universe of Silicon Valley where people speak American English...

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            almost 5 years ago
          • freefunctor freefunctor

            @SingleCommaClub That's not true at all. Pretty much everyone I know from my graduating class got offers from US companies. A significant proportion of students choose to stay because the region is booming right now, and also the quality of life in Canada is pretty high.

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            almost 5 years ago
          • zazpowered zazpowered

            @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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            almost 5 years ago
          • SingleCommaClub SingleCommaClub

            Have worked with a lot of engineers from Waterloo through internships and full time. Can honestly say they are very talented, but there is a bias because all the ones that make it to US companies are generally top notch.

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            almost 5 years ago
          • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

            I love this site!

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            over 3 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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            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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              almost 5 years ago
            • 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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              almost 5 years ago
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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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              almost 5 years ago
            • N.Hemingway N.Hemingway

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

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              almost 5 years ago
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            Engineer Hot Girl Syndrome

            When a non-technical founder starts treating really good engineers like attractive girls, asking them out to dinner, buying them gifts arbitrarily, and sometimes getting nervous in their presence.

            Zeeshan's friend Vishnu is such a good programmer I get engineer hot girl syndrome in his presence. I want him on our team so badly.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 5 years ago