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Startup Culture Gets Skewered in Silicon Valley

View the trailer for Mike Judge's new HBO series, a comedic takedown of the odd community of founders, developers, and investors.

It was only a matter of time before startups got parodied the right way--that is, by Beavis & Butthead and Office Space creator Mike Judge. 

The HBO series Silicon Valley, which premieres April 6 and follows a group of woefully geeky twentysomethings, is set in the heart of the titular region. The Valley's familiar logo tees, slovenly developers, and silly company names all make appearances. No subject, it appears, is off-limits.

According to's Kara Swisher--who appears later in the series as a scoop-hungry reporter--the plot follows multiple members of the Valley tech culture, from startup founders to bored investors to the executives of a Google-like search titan. 

HBO says the show was "partially inspired by Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s" and conceived with help from producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. 

You can watch the Silicon Valley trailer below (includes some NSFW language):


Last updated: Feb 10, 2014

JILL KRASNY | Staff Writer

Jill Krasny is a staff writer for Inc. magazine, where she covers the intersection of entertainment and startups. Prior to Inc., she was a writer for MTV and Esquire and an editor at TheStreet. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in communication. She lives in New York City.

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