How to speak Silicon Valley

Guardian has a humorous take on 50+ tech terms you should know.

bootstrap (v) – To start a company without venture capital. The only option for the vast majority of people who start companies, but a point of pride for the tiny subset of entrepreneurs who have access to venture capital and eschew it. “My dad is friends with Tim Draper but I wanted to do something on my own so I’m bootstrapping” – a tech bro.

Facebook (n) Your mom’s favorite social media platform.

pivot (v) – What tech startups do when they realize scaling is not a business model without a monetization strategy.”

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