Banned from Quora

Founder succinctly describes startup idea after initial awkward silence

In Startups on February 8, 2011 at 10:05 pm

A man at a recent startup event hosted in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco stunned fellow attendees after initially stumbling over a description of his planned startup, and then saying, “Fuck it. It’s like Tumblr but less retarded.”

“I was impressed,” said John Dallas, host of the event. “I was about to fake-excuse myself, but he really nailed that description.”

Before his summarizing statement, the man had spent nearly three minutes throwing out blogging-related buzzwords and generally confusing a small, captive audience who had come mostly to drink and socialize.

Brian Sanders, part of the captive audience and founder of an analytics-based startup, said “Yeah, this guy was talking about some crazy stuff. Then he drops this Tumblr line and we all have a good laugh.”

The man asked not to be identified as his startup is in “stealth mode.”

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