(1). The place where you go out to meet with someone in person instead of emailing or texting them over that new “World Wide Web” contraption. Smiley-face emoticon!
“Look, we’re not like other firms that’ll just send you an email once in a while. We believe in the SneakerNet, and we’re more than happy to meet with you anytime, anywhere … so long as you do at least $5 million with us, otherwise, it’s once-in-a-while emails for you.”
(1). A mysterious individual, usually masked, who invests in a business but remains behind the scenes in order to protect their identity. This is usually because:
(a). They do not want to be associated with the product or service if it fails.
(b). They do not want to be bothered with the day to day operations of said business.
(c). They just want to be the “money guy” and make it rain.
(d). It is their brother-in-law’s “business” and their sister really needs the money.
“Hey Jesse, I got this new business idea and I’m gonna let you get in on the ground floor. It’s totally legit and you can be my silent partner. Ok, just close your eyes and think of this, “fireworks”. I can make them in my basement and no one else in New York sells em….it’s foolproof!