It’s time to gather all your startup family and watch the epic annual First Round Capital holiday parody video once again.
In this 7th annual creation, we find partners twirling around in ballet attire and telling us, “we’re taking off, taking off,” Taylor Swift-like. Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy, Gurley, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor weave in (“cuz it’s all about burn rate. Bout burn rate, slow spending”), one after the other, whilst startup employees dance around with their own themed contributions.
First Round is known for its holiday parody videos. Last year’s ritual included a nod to Cowboy Ventures Aileen Lee’s coining of the term “Unicorns” and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball.’
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
Cheerleaders in Google Glass, festy flower headdresses, gold chains, tutus and lyrics about “hockey curves in all the right places” all add up to another fun, goofy video release.