These 8 Twitter Accounts Have The Funniest Take On Startups
There are challenges in everyone’s life. Being an entrepreneur, we can totally relate to your everyday struggles. But, there is no better way of relieving stress with a pinch of good humor.
Trust us on this, it won’t solve those boardroom decisions but will certainly help you sail through a hard day.
If you are thinking, who has got time for watching those funny TV series when you have to prepare your startup pitch? Here’s your answer.
Below are 8 of the funniest and wittiest tech and startup comedy Twitter accounts that will provide you with your daily dose of startup quips, news, tips, and more, but in the most fun manner.
#1 Aaron Levie/@
Anyone in the tech startup space would (or should) know Aaron Levie, the founder and CEO of Box. Aaron is known to have a good sense of humor and is quite popular on social media for his sharp-witted humorous tweets. He does an amazing job distilling startup strategy into 140 characters.
He is an accomplished magician and he calls himself the ‘chief magician’ of Box.
People's reaction to ideas:
Bad ideas: "That'll never work"
Good ideas: "That could work"
Great ideas: "That'll never work"
— Aaron Levie (@levie) September 14, 2013
That awkward moment when your startup doesn't have a drone strategy.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) March 4, 2014
Yo is apparently worth $5-10M. If that's not an ad for quitting your job and writing anything you can for the iPhone, I don't know what is.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) July 18, 2014
#2 Startup L. Jackson/@
This account is called Silicon Valley’s anonymous, unfiltered tech pundit. For years, he/she has tweeted his/her candid — and often humorous — take on the startup industry behind a veil of mystery. People, especially from media have tried guessing the person behind this account, but SLJ says only a few know about his identity.
Every startup needs a belligerent asshole asking "why the fuck aren't we shipping this thing today?"
— Startup L. Jackson (@StartupLJackson) June 24, 2012
Mom called to tell me about an Economist article on YC & a MOOC she's in.
She'd no opinion on Zenifits, so feeling good it's not a bubble.
— Startup L. Jackson (@StartupLJackson) November 20, 2015
Design, delusion, demo.
Denial, double down.
— Startup L. Jackson (@StartupLJackson) April 24, 2012
The account is part startup satire and part startup media satire. The account pokes fun with its fake headlines in the Mobile-First Real-Time Technology space. It’s a rip-off of blogs and publications that cover startups.
You’ll NEVER Believe This INSANE New Trick Websites Are Using To Get Clicks – It’ll Make You Tweet In Outrage
— NextTechBlog (@NextTechBlog) June 17, 2014
Podcast: Interview With Podcaster About Podcasting
— NextTechBlog (@NextTechBlog) April 2, 2014
Top 35 Things I Got From Mashable And Buzzfeed Lists Last Week
— NextTechBlog (@NextTechBlog) June 3, 2013
Why This Is The New That
— NextTechBlog (@NextTechBlog) February 9, 2013
[BREAKING] Mark Your Calendars: Our PR For The Newest Computer Will Be Published At THIS Precise Time Determined By Its Manufacturer
— NextTechBlog (@NextTechBlog) February 4, 2013
#4 Gabe Rivera/@
Gabe is the founder of San Francisco-based tech news aggregator, Techmeme. This funny guy has been featured on TIME’s list of ‘Best Twitter Feeds’. He tweets about the latest tech happenings as well as his opinions on digital issues.
The final and bitterest bit of startup advice:
No unicorn founder ever gorged on as much advice as you. So keep your day job, wantrepreneur!
— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) August 11, 2015
I'm shocked…shocked…that another tech conference may not be quite what its shady promoter claims it to be: https://t.co/UxLSc3VczQ
— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) October 15, 2015
#5 PHP CEO/@
A parody account of a chief executive officer of a fictional programming company. The account taps into the crazy expectations of startups as well as the perennial tension and misunderstandings between developers and non-technical team members.
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE BLOGCHAIN?
I BLOG ABOUT SOMETHING
THEN YOU BLOG ABOUT ME BLOGGING IT
EVERYBODY GETS MONEY SOMEHOW
— PHP CEO (@PHP_CEO) November 5, 2015
OK THIS BUSINESS UNIT IS GOING TO OPERATE LIKE A STARTUP. HAHA NO IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU GET EQUITY YOU JUST WORK EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS NOW
— PHP CEO (@PHP_CEO) February 28, 2014
THIS BIG DATA IS NOW TOO BIG
PLEASE SEND IT BACK TO THE CUSTOMERS
— PHP CEO (@PHP_CEO) October 16, 2015
#6 Fake Product Hunt/@
A parody account for one of the biggest community of contributors of new products, Product Hunt. The account tweets about the best fake products, everyday.
Slock: like Slack, but secure
— Fake Product Hunt (@fakeproducthunt) March 27, 2015
Watching a webinar about webinars @ work. I hope you're all proud of yourselves, Valley-dwellers
— Fake Product Hunt (@fakeproducthunt) August 13, 2015
Again.me: an entrepreneur-only, about.me-style personal site for collecting and displaying your failed startups like Pokemon badges
— Fake Product Hunt (@fakeproducthunt) April 14, 2015
#7 Bored Elon Musk/@
A futuristic hyper-parody account for Elon Musk. The account tweets thoughts and inventions from Elon, in his downtime.
Put QR codes on guns so no one will use them.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) June 18, 2015
People Who Will Ask Questions At The End Of A Panel To Avoid Awkward Silences as a Service.
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) November 12, 2015
Bacon causes cancer? Cure for cancer will be discovered in 3…2…1…
— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) October 26, 2015
#8 I Am Developer/@
The bio for this account reads, “These views are also the opinions of my employers, any problems, speak to their legal team. *puts headphones back in*”
The account tweets about developers and their lives. Someone who codes will very well relate to these humorous tweets.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,
Give a startup $$ and they’ll waste it.
— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) November 6, 2015
“We love your open source work, the code is excellent, but would you mind showing us a quick fibonacci sequence on the whiteboard?”
— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) November 19, 2015
linux and chill pic.twitter.com/QlBbtdbUz0
— I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) November 16, 2015
That’s it for now guys! And if you have any more suggestions for this list, do share it in the comments below.