pygmyknight
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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

Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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    Berkeley Engineer

    An engineer that graduated from UC Berkeley, pretty nerdy, not interested in starting their own company

    Travis: Hey I have an idea for a new taxi service, do you want to join as a cofounder?
    Kilim: No I think I want to work for google. It's very prestigious.

    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

    • zazpowered zazpowered

      @davidheming3 I agree. I actually went to Berkeley and I think we are doing well in entrepreneurship but we are still behind Stanford, especially with companies that have started recently. Also this was tongue in cheek and just something I observed in some friends.

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    • davidheming3 davidheming3

      You mean to say that Berkeley engineers and non-engineering alums founding Intel, Apple, Myspace, Sandisk, Sun Microsystems to name a few is not entrepreneurial enough? UC Berkeley is #2 or #3 when it comes to undergraduates pumping out entrepreneurs, not too far behind Stanford.

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    Resting and vesting

    When you have equity in a company that hasn't fully vested yet and stay at the company even though you have no real role there.

    Matthew: Why are you on the roof park all the time, aren't you the VP of marketing?
    Hemant: Yes but that's just a title. I'm really resting and vesting

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66I7Mhkkl64

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      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.

        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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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            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

            Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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!

              Added by svhunt svhunt about 5 years ago

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                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

                Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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?

                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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

                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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                      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

                      Added by svhunt svhunt about 5 years ago

                      • zazpowered zazpowered

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

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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

                      Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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

                        Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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!

                          Added by svhunt svhunt about 5 years ago

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                            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 about 5 years ago

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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.

                              Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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.

                                Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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

                                  Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

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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.

                                    Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 5 years ago

                                    • 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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