Powered By Inc42 BrandLabs

Powered By Inc42 BrandLabs

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

Powered By Inc42 BrandLabs

Powered By Inc42 BrandLabs

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:

Note: We at Inc42 take our ethics very seriously. More information about it can be found here.