Virtually every meme and parody video making its way around the internet this week seems to have something to do with Star Wars – The Force Awakens … except one.
The band at First Round Capital went the pop music route for their holiday video and nailed it with an epic parody that spoofs a montage of videos from artists like Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Maroon 5, Drake and Jason Derulo, among others.
The parody features First Round Capital staff and employees of numerous start ups re-enacting the videos for pop hits like Uptown Funk (remember all the dancing in the street?) and Sugar, which featured Maroon 5 crashing the weddings of some of their fans.
If you listen closely, you will enjoy the best part of the video: The First Round Capital crew changed all the lyrics to make them relevant to the start up and venture capital world. One of the more brilliant nuggets comes at the tail-end of the video when Howard Morgan, a partner at First Round Capital, channels his inner Drake and has some fun with the lyrics to Hotline Bling.
Original lyrics: “You used to call me on my cell phone / Late night when you need my love”
First Round Capital lyrics: “You used to offer me a bridge loan / Fund me if things got rough”
Watch below and enjoy…