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In the tech world it’s just not the holidays until First Round Capital drops its annual holiday video. It’s that time again, folks. The annual festivities started way back in 2008, the year of our blog. Then it happened again and again.

If you’d like to sing along, you’ll find the lyrics below the video. They are most certainly…special. I won’t ruin anything for you, because it’s fun to catch all of the buzzy references made in the video. If you work in tech, be sure to screenshot all of your friends who appear so that you can tweet them later as reaction shots when they say something dumb.

And here’s my top 5 favorite moments:

#5

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#4

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#3

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#2

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And numero uno…

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Here’s those lyrics I mentioned:

Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh

[Josh]: It’s November 23rd, 2015. We’re going to drive all over the city and crash every startup we
possibly can. This is gonna to be awesome.

True grit, not gonna fold
That Pied Piper is pure gold
Another year, we’re still here
New unicorns, big press releases

Stylin’, thrivin’
Startup life ain’t always pretty
Like Black Swans with blinders on
Can’t innovate by committee

Series Seed (Hot damn)
First line of code and it all began
Series A (Hot Damn)
make something people love, man
Series B (Hot Damn)
This ain’t a game, got massive TAM
Series C (Hot Damn)
Not a fad, making money, break it down

(We) Hustle
Scrappy
It all started with our series seed
There’s no fear – just warp speed
Cause in startups there’s no guarantee

Yeah, it’s all about disruption
Not the spotlight
No one ever mentions the sleepless nights

Need to hire and hurry about it
Need to grow my dev team for sure
Do you know a growth team for hire?
Need to find a dev ops engine-ee-eer, whoa

I need candidates to interview
Fill the funnel, fill the funnel
Oh, I need candidates to interview
Fill the funnel, fill the funnel
Oh, I need candidates to interview

You used to offer me a bridge loan
Fund me if things get rough
Offer me a bridge loan
Fund me if things get rough
And I know when the markets swing
We’ll be the one left standing

All we need is First Round to lean on
You take every single piece of the fame if you want to
But you know that we’ve got a clear contrarian point of view

We grow we grow and then we IPO and I speak the truth
Do you really believe “this time it’s different”?

Yeah

Does your website work in Safari?
Cause Chrome, isn’t used by everybody
Oh, does your website work in Safari?
Yeah I know Fidelity marked you down
And we all know your stock price now

Does your website work in Safari?
Cause Chrome, isn’t used by everybody
Oh, does your website work in Safari?

All around our team grows
And we don’t expect it to plateau

Focus, change has come
We’ve got First Round to lean on
Focus, change has come
We’ve got First Round to lean on

Hey, you’re the one I want to fund me
And if you want, I’ll sign your term sheet
There’s nothing I, no I wouldn’t do, I wouldn’t do
Just to get to work with you

All we need is First Round to lean on

Yeah, I know Fidelity marked you down
And we all know your stock price now

I need candidates to interview

Don’t believe me just watch
Don’t believe me just watch

There’s nothing I, no, I wouldn’t do, I wouldn’t do
Just to get to work with you

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me

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