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Democratization

Our product allows the general public to do something more easily than they could before, regardless of whether that involves democracy in any sense of the word.

Through our revolutionary web app, people can now sell their unused scraps of food online, thus democratizing the food distribution process.

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    ROI

    Radio On the Internet

    I made billions with my ROI!

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      To the moon

      A phrase often used by those in the cryptocurrency community. Usually used when the value of currency goes up high very rapidly.

      Bitcoin Jackson: WOW! One bitcoin is now worth $900! And it's only gonna go up! Up to the right and to the moon!!

      A month later....

      Bitcoin John: Hey Jackson, so I heard that you made a ton of money from bitcoins. Did you invest at its peak?
      Bitcoin Jackson: yeah.... about that... I don't want to talk about it.

      Added by svhunt svhunt over 5 years ago

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        Up and to the Right

        An incredible growth curve in your business metrics. Also known as a Hockey Stick curve.

        Squeeze the X-axis until your growth curve is Up and to the Right.

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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 over 5 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            Founders use this term until "Awesome Journey."

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          Exit Strategy

          Plan you must devise with your employees in case a competitor starts attacking your office in an attempt to obtain your most secret information. If you care about the safety of the people you employ, it is very important that you have an exit strategy.

          Employee: They're breaking the perimeter! What do we do?
          Employee 2: We should give in and hand over the algorithm!
          Boss Dude: NO- remember the exit strategy! Mark- prepare the flamethrower, Hillary- do you remember how to fly the helicopter?

          Added by zander zander over 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

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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 over 5 years ago

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              Level-up

              To incrementally improve something, like an application feature or personal abilities.

              "We need to level-up the user registration process before we go live."

              "You need to level-up your people skills."

              Added by alex alex over 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 over 5 years ago

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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 over 5 years ago

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                    Dogecoin Miner

                    Someone whose often delusioned, that spends immense time mining dogecoins all day

                    Clark is a dogecoin miner. He thinks that one day all his dogecoins will be worth thousands of dollars.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago

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                      LAN Party Mole

                      The person at your LAN party who uses a ridiculous portion of the bandwidth preventing everyone from playing the game they agreed to gather for.

                      I can't solo-mid with this much lag, I think Lewis is the LAN Mole. His bandwidth is over 9000

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie over 5 years ago

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                        SME

                        An acronym for "Subject Matter Expert". Generally a person designated as the expert in a particular technology, process, or subject area within a company or organization. Often the title is an oxymoron and is given through a bureaucratic process where the person designated as the so called "expert" knows less about the subject than others yet insists on inserting themselves into the decision making process despite their inferior knowledge. They derive their power via their title rather than any actual factual information they may know.

                        The IT department can't install Chrome because the Browser SME declared that no more than 2 browsers will be supported and he choose IE and Firefox. He didn't provide any factual basis for his decision when it was announced but he did note that he was the browser SME and thus everyone had to abide by his decision.

                        Added by ipfreely ipfreely over 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 over 5 years ago

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                            Cloud

                            A descriptive word given to something that is running on someone else's computer.

                            We will run our product in the cloud, so it is accessible to users on the internet.

                            Added by slushieman slushieman over 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 over 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 over 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 over 5 years ago

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                                    Uber-fied

                                    Your service has been made so simple to use, it works with 1 click of a button, like http://uber.com

                                    Person 1: Dude! If we uber-fied raising funding from VC's we'd be gods!
                                    Person 2: ...opens XCode

                                    Added by Travis Travis over 5 years ago