Silicon Valley not only has its share of start-ups and founders, it has its own lucrative lingo. Outsiders need time to adjust to such new-found words. Though we see this same lingo popping up in places like New York, Boston, Portland and LA, the Valley is home to some of the most outrageously butchered start-up buzzwords.
If you are just visiting, here for a long-term stay or moving all together, I suggest you become familiar with how the left coasters chat. You may need to know this at your next pitch. Oh, and more importantly, don’t take these definitions too seriously.
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So, now you know everything you need to sound like people should invest on you! This knowledge will keep your boat afloat with you while you’re navigating the murky waters of the startup ecosystem, and it will help you understand investors while raising capital for your newly-founded startup.