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  • First Round 2014 Holiday Parody Video - All About Burn Rate

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    Another year has passed - it’s time for our holiday tradition
    To mashup a startup theme with video memes for our own rendition.

    We are all so excited to have this opportunity
    To showcase the talents of the First Round Community.

    Last year saw unicorns and wrecking balls...
    We think it turned out great!

    This year we channeled Gurley and Trainor,
    Because it’s all about burn rate.

    It’s good advice - it can’t hurt to be scrappy,
    We hope your holidays are joyful - and your new year is happy!

    Complete lyrics to our 2014 Holiday Parody Video:

    Party rounds don’t work out
    Just a press release
    When will I learn
    I need a lead
    Need a lead VC

    Because you know
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate

    Yeah, it’s pretty clear
    It’s a new point of view
    That we can’t spend it, spend it
    Like we all used to do
    Cause I got that buzz buzz that Sand Hill will chase
    And hockey stick curves in all the right places

    I see the industry fearing a bubble pop
    We don’t build for hype
    We know it’s gotta stop
    If you make users happy and think long term
    Then your company will travel
    From the bottom to the top

    Yeah, my VC they told me “don’t worry about your size”
    They say, “just concentrate on making your numbers rise”
    You know this won’t be no typical Silicon Valley song
    So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

    Because you know
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate, slow spending
    It’s all about burn rate
    Bout burn rate

    But first, let me take a selfie

    Yes it’s true, I need to drive my user demand
    I don’t want to hit you with Facebook spam
    Just a great social media plan
    If we work hard we will build a brand

    I hope my LTV
    Is more than CAC
    It’s just math, it’s clear to me
    And some virality

    We know we’re crazy, but we’re here to stay
    Disruption’s here, you can’t take a break
    From zero to one, we will win the race
    Yes we dare to see the world in a brand new way

    Because we’re scrappy
    Clap along on the path to product market fit

    Hey, hey, hey
    Just think, while you’ve been getting down and out
    At your day job at a Fortune 500 company
    You could be a founder and march to
    Your. Own. Beat

    I just started a brand new trend
    You might think it’s odd but one day you will wake
    And to the blogger over there who says I don’t have a prayer
    I know one day you will get it, I’m no fake, fake, fake

    Yeah, ohhh

    Cause this founder’s here to say, say, say, say, say
    That disruption’s here to stay, stay, stay, stay, stay
    Big players gonna quake, quake, quake, quake, quake
    We’re taking off, taking off
    A makers gotta make, make, make, make, make
    And big markets I will take, take, take, take, take
    Sleeping giants we will wake, wake, wake, wake, wake
    We’re taking off, taking off

    We’re taking off, taking off
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off

    We’re taking off, taking off
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off (you got to)
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off
    Ah, ah, we’re taking off, taking off

    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    Happy holiday, happy holiday

    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    Happy holiday, happy holiday
    Happy holiday, happy holiday

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