It's that time of the year again when pop music and venture capital have their brief moment to shine together. Yes, First Round Capital's holiday music video is out.
The Philadelphia-based venture firm has made a holiday tradition of producing musical parodies since 2011, casting members of its own portfolio companies instead of actors and dancers. Past videos featured Uber and Refinery29 staff doing the Harlem Shake and investors in leotards dancing to "Shake it Off." Last year, its holiday video got 140,000 views on YouTube; the one the year before, 740,000 views.
This year's First Round parody video brings startup humor to Drake's "Hotline Bling" ("You used to call me on my cellphone" is replaced with "You used to offer me a bridge loan"); The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" ("I can't feel my face when I'm with you" is replaced by "I need candidates to interview"); and Justin Bieber's "Sorry" ("Is it too late now to say sorry?" becomes "Does your website work in Safari? Cause Chrome isn't used by everybody"). Blue Apron is among the startups with employees that participated.
The video also fits in sly references to things like HBO's Silicon Valley and the news that Fidelity marked down the value of its stake in Snapchat by 25 percent.
You can watch the full video below: