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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 about 8 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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago

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    3 Comma Studios

    A legendary secret society publicly operating as an app studio in San Francisco, California. While the app studio founders are made public on their website 3CommaStudios.com, its members are kept highly secret, rumored to be having some of the biggest names in tech and venture capital as shadow leaders of a seemingly inconspicuous organization.

    It's rumored that every few months the society inducts members by sending them a mysterious black key card with 3 commas embroidered on it. They meet in a secret location and talk about the tech world behind closed doors that open upward like a Lamborghini, not side to side like a Honda Civic. If asked, its members are told to deny their memberships and even scoff at the very thought of it's existence.

    The studio's slogan: Do not bite the invisible hand that feeds.

    I've heard rumors that Devon was inducted as a member of 3 Comma Studios a few months ago after starting his company. He denies the existence of the organization adamantly. But I saw a black key card with 3 commas in his wallet a few months ago. On top of that he goes out at random times of the night getting dropped home by cars with doors that open upward NOT side to side. Sometimes in the dead of night when I bring it up, he just sticks both his middle fingers up at me and whispers "2 commas be gone" in a trance like state.

    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 8 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 almost 8 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 about 8 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 about 8 years ago

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            Stanford Robotics

            According to the Silicon Valley television show they are a group of self loving assholes who troll around Palo Alto making useless things like robot deer.

            Stanford Robotics built a Drake robot because they thought it would help girls notice them. When they did, they were so annoying to be around that the robot wasn't enough to keep their interest.

            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 8 years ago

            • zazpowered zazpowered

              What do you have against stanford robotics?

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              about 8 years ago
            • yungsnuggie yungsnuggie

              this particular definition was inspired by Season 3 Episode 1 of Silicon Valley

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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 about 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

                • iceariel13 iceariel13

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

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                  almost 9 years ago
                • N.Hemingway N.Hemingway

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

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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 9 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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                Product Designer

                The latest in a constant string of designer job titles trying to explain what the hell they design. Usually stands for designers that build the UX and UI in a combined fashion for digital devices such as phones, tablets, and desktop computers. Not to be confused with UX designers, UI designers, Web designers, Graphic designers, Illustrators, AR/VR designers, Scientific designers, Brand designers, Systems designers, Design managers, Art directors, and Creative directors.

                CEO: Sarah is our lead Product Designer. She's in charge of designing our core customer experience.
                Customer: What's the product?
                CEO: We phish social security numbers from elderly folks in hopes of selling the identities to communist nations.

                Added by PixelPuller PixelPuller almost 6 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 9 years ago

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                    10x Engineer

                    A developer who incurs technical debt so fast he appears more productive than the ten developers tasked with cleaning his mess up.

                    Founder: "We are only looking for 10x Engineers."

                    Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 9 years ago

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                      MBA

                      Certification that you've read case studies on how others have succeeded.

                      Steve: Have you started your business yet?
                      Jeremey: No I'm getting my MBA. I'll start my first business when I'm 30 and have a wife and kids.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 9 years ago

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                      CRUD App

                      An app that can create, read, update, and destroy information.

                      The proverbial hammer, and every single one of your brilliant startup ideas is a nail.

                      You are looking at a CRUD app right now.

                      Added by employeeNumbaOne employeeNumbaOne about 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

                          • zazpowered zazpowered

                            @orien No what are you talking about

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                            about 9 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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                            about 9 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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                            about 9 years ago
                          • charlesjo charlesjo

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

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                            almost 9 years ago
                          • orien orien

                            @zazpowered aren't you from waterloo

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                            about 9 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 9 years ago
                          • zazpowered zazpowered

                            @freefunctor toronto and canada are awesome

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                            almost 9 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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                            about 9 years ago
                          • Devilinlimbo Devilinlimbo

                            I love this site!

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                            over 7 years ago