First Round Capital, a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies has a history of releasing holiday parody video during this time every year. Last year’s video included Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, The Harlem Shake and more.
In this year’s video there are partners twirling around in ballet attire and saying,”We’re taking off,taking off”,mocking Taylor Swift. The video also includes 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.
Besides covering all the startups this video has a brief mention of ‘Zero to One’ by Peter Thiel which covers all the basics of Startups. Along with this market bubble confessions sung to the same rhythm as Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ :
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
Along with having one of the more successful portfolios in the VC industry, First Round is known for its hilarious and amazing holiday videos, such as past riffs on Call Me Maybe and Gangnam Style, Rebecca Black’s Friday and Les Misérables.
Sit back and enjoy the video: