Weep or laugh, then learn – brutal and hilarious spoof exposes cliches in startup world
You are at another startup conference, innovation session, or simply listening to some wonderfully bright-eyed and bushy tailed entrepreneur…
We love startups at Tnooz, but we also adore those that are willing to take a step back and mock the scene a little bit for its cute cartoons, hyperbole and ridiculous clichés.
Step forward Vooza, a spoof startup which has released a series of videos which are at times just too painful to watch, but ultimately just incredibly funny.
- “We think of revenue as a journey, not a destination.”
- “Ashton Kutcher – he was once tweeted about a guy we met at SXSW.”
- “Vooza brings together group messaging, recommendations and local search, in a way that’s real-time and customisable. And, also, we steal data from your phone and sell it.”
- “We changed our name to Googooptrrrrrrr – that’s with six ‘Rs’…”
Anyway, here is its debut…
And, if that first clip couldn’t be beaten, here are the staff interviews…
Kevin is senior editor and a co-founder at Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and publishes his first book - a biography about Depeche Mode - in early-2017.