Sand Hill Road is Silicon Valley's premiere boulevard of big dreams and bad investments. Thanks to the loose funding standards fueling the current bubble, these two founders think they can raise cash by holding up "NEED FUNDING" signs along the money men's strip.
And why not? When Yo can pull in a million and entrepreneurs brag that wearing "crazy pants" increases revenue by 20 percent, the idea that venture capitalists would just chuck checks out their sports car's window in the direction of any young white man standing outside of Stanford doesn't seem so stupid.
Besides, they already captured the attention of one venture capitalist with the stunt:
So that's it. Two guys in ties on Sand Hill Road with "Need Funding" signs. Time to close shop, burn it all down. pic.twitter.com/tp9K1U3diz
— John Lilly (@johnolilly) September 17, 2014
Something tells me they didn't get any.
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