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Crosswords

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SaaStr Annual Sponsors

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  • 13:Lloyed and Alex will get you those sweet government tax credits (Gold)
  • 48:Pop up: ”Hi! How can I help you?" (Diamond)
  • 67:Videosharing for demos (while drinking wine out of a coffee mug) (Diamond)
  • 90:Record your sales demos to cut the salespeople who won’t stop talking over the prospect (not Gong) (Gold)

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  • 9:Email marketing platform that proves bootstrapping can pay off (17 years later) (Gold)
  • 13:Startup credit card to pay for Uber Black rides and dinner at Saison (Platinum)
  • 15:Justin Kan went from streaming kill streaks on Fortnite to legal support for startups (Platinum)
  • 40:$7B customer service platform soon entering CRM that should have ponied up for Diamond (Gold)
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Unicorn Graveyard

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  • 38:Deeply discounted products and a deeply indefensible product
  • 78:$699 machine to squeeze juice from a bag into your cup
  • 97:Proof that a black turtleneck alone does not give you the business skills of Steve Jobs

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  • 4:Spotify killed the radio star
  • 10:Drone down
  • 20:HR compliance sans legal compliance
  • 36:Burning capital and calories with this wearable
  • 86:Gotta walk to UPS now because these guys went under
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CEOs en Vogue

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  • 32:CEO of project management co who is a major proponent of 35 hour work weeks and remote teams
  • 38:Missed Q4 ‘18 earnings “cuz of China”
  • 64:This CEO sold parody cereal boxes to bridge his couch surfing alternative startup
  • 88:Shared inbox for teams, raised $66MM from Sequoia in five days
  • 109:Built the tallest tower in SF

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  • 9:Sandal wearing yogi who is CEO of two publicly traded companies
  • 28:You were surprised to find out that you were 28% Icelandic. Mom?!
  • 62:“We’ve never met nor do we have shared connections but I’d love to add you to my network!"
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Tech IPOs of 2018

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  • 20:Pretty WiFi speakers in your rich friend’s bathroom
  • 39:Might be “Scariest IPO Filing You’ve Ever Seen” - $180MM losses on only $100MM revenue after $800MM in VC lollllll
  • 85:You used this for college user research projects before Typeform was cool

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  • 3:Where you get attendees to register for your “New Year’s Eve party” so it feels more legit
  • 9:Japanese telecom-cum-wild late stage VC
  • 12:RIP iTunes 99¢ songs
  • 14:A subscription company for subscription management #inception
  • 29:Jason Lemkin’s competitor who didn’t sell to Adobe
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Ghosts of Christmas Past

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  • 5:Demon toy that doesn’t blink
  • 48:The first console that made you dance in front of your tv
  • 71:Former world capital of tantrums disrupted by ecomm
  • 116:Be Kind, Please Rewind

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  • 7:Where nerds used to spend their Christmas money
  • 16:Where 80% of your gifts were probably ordered from this year
  • 55:Company that will have Christmas doodle on their homepage
  • 75:Startup responsible for all the retargeted Christmas gift ads, “Ad____”
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Who was hacked this week?

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  • 30:Shoulda bought a more sturdy lock at this home improver (56mm accounts hacked in 2014)
  • 57:Sad Beanie Baby marketplace (145mm accounts hacked in 2104)
  • 91:How do I unlike this? (50mm accounts hacked in 2018)

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  • 3:Q = this Q&A platform had 100 million accounts compromised in 2018. A = us!
  • 35:Credit score should be 0 (147mm accounts hacked in 2017)
  • 38:“Bullseye!”, said the hacker (110mm accounts hacked in 2013)
  • 54:Should have sold to Google (3 BILLION accounts hacked in 2013)
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Did you get a YC interview?

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  • 2:Less evil Uber
  • 29:App for 30 year old men to send gym selfies and 16 year old girls to group message
  • 38:Acronym five best-performing tech stocks (also where you spend most of your income)
  • 59:When you don't want to carry your toilet paper and La Croix home from the grocery store

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  • 5:Accelerator for startups that don't get into YC
  • 11:Your mostly offensive Tweets that haven't seen the light of day yet
  • 65:"Yo Uncle Tony! Wanna put $25k into my cruditè vending machine startup?" round of funding*
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Makers and Mantras

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  • 1:Use this app for 15 mins a day to brag about being zen
  • 30:Little images used in place of real adult communication
  • 110:Social media action taken right after breaking up with your ex
  • 131:Website to fund your idea for sneakers with speakers

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  • 6:Website to announce the launch of your sneakers with speakers app
  • 102:I don't respect you enough to spend five minutes reading the thoughts you spent hours crafting so please just give me the 280 character summary
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That Startup Hustle

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  • 43:NYC location for Amazon HQ 2
  • 86:The new Zagat (but also owns Zagat)
  • 121:Marketplace to rent your home, but there’s a 10% chance they are hosting a sex party

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  • 3:Mythical animal your investors require you to metamorphose into
  • 7:Super email client that requires a super special invite
  • 23:Putting all your life savings into your startup
  • 75:Motivational founder known for "Crushin' ittttttttttt!"
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Uber for Cats on the blockchain

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  • 4:App you probably checked 5 times in the last hour
  • 53:Disruptive water
  • 101:Dominoes by Softbank or pepperoni unicorn
  • 118:Salad chain that eats half my paycheck

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  • 6:Streaming music app where you listen to your favorite songs so many times that you don't like them anymore
  • 27:Shoes made of sheep for sheeple
  • 55:Big tech exec who belongs in the kitchen (due to his last name)
  • 62:Company responsible for stack of cardboard boxes at your front door (2.1MM sq/mi of rainforest)
  • 73:Last name of "Female Steve Jobs" that will never get another job
  • 90:Slide up in my __
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All about those metrics.

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  • 4:Price to earn new users
  • 28:How many go to your app/site per 30 days?
  • 42:A customer's worth
  • 45:Emails viewed
  • 51:Ratio between profit and cost

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  • 4:Bye bye customer :(
  • 6:How much reach to 1,000 people
  • 29:How much you bring in each year (for subscription businesses)
  • 35:Would you recommend this to a friend?
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Valley Talk

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  • 1:YC news board
  • 19:Gem of a programming language (framework)
  • 32:"You've got mail" provider
  • 37:Broadcast.com founder turned shark
  • 48:Google mobile OS
  • 55:Bay area seed fund named after gorilla (Robinhood and Flexport)
  • 66:Game developer of Fortnite
  • 91:420 funding secured founder

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  • 3:Popular crypto exchange
  • 19:Cloud host once repped by Robert Scoble
  • 23:____ Hill Road
  • 34:General Partner Polovets at “55-Across" fund
  • 40:Connected planning software co. that IPO’d in October 2018
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How's your crypto portfolio?

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  • 17:"World computer" Dapp
  • 25:Tech school for coding, data, design, and business
  • 37:Open____ (Get an offer on your home with the press of a button)
  • 53:Head of tech org

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  • 1:Format for compressing image files
  • 13:_______ market fit
  • 14:Microsoft's web browser
  • 18:"Please un___ me"
  • 24:SaaS income, every 30 days
  • 39:"I will be on vacation from Dec 6 to Jan 2

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