4. Silly startups are raking in cash
Got a vague idea for a company with a ridiculous name? You too could win the VC lottery. Just ask the kids at Clinkle, a stealthy startup from Stanford dropout Lucas Duplin that just cashed a check for $25 million without having to tell anyone what it actually does. Earlier this week, though, someone spilled the beans to Valleywag's Sam Biddle: "It's another way to buy s*** with your phone." Damn. We were hoping it was a hoverboard.