"We need to get a bigger run at it down the hallway if it’s going to touch the ceiling. Just don’t hit the execs." - Employee
Co-founder: ”Can you handle this work?
Developer: ”Yeah. But if I can’t, I have a buddy that knows this stuff.”
“It’s a minor feature. I can have that done in 7 to 10 days.” - Dev to Founder
Co-founder #1: Let’s just turn it on and see what happens.
Co-founder #2: The site’s been live for six months.
"We had a bit of a ‘come to Jesus’ about where we were going. Nobody seemed to care that much." - Co-founder
Founder 1: At this stage in the manufacturing process our equipment design will resemble a hamster wheel in an oven.
Founder 2: We need to research heat tolerant rodents.
"Everything is a system - women, our dinner, this wine cellar. I’m just better at picking out the things that matter." - Advisor to Founder
"If you’d have spent that much time selling, instead of asking for money, you’d probably still have 100% of your company for the same effort." - Advisor to Founder
"Everybody loves your house, nobody wants to write you a check." - Angel to Founders
"I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. I fucking hate hearing ‘pivot’. Just call it what it is. You fucking failed - and then you moved on." - Founder/Investor/Advisor
"There just ain’t enough cowboys who code for you to stay up there." - VC to Founders
"You just have to stroke them a little. I think that should be our sales strategy." - Co-founder
"Dad, I can help you with your startup. You just need to save all your dollars." - Founder’s son (5 yrs)
"We’re still planning on working out the 5-year’s, but right now we need to sell." - Co-founder
"Nobody likes getting dicked around, but you gotta kind of expect that." - Sales Vet to Intern