Silicon Valley: Season 1, Episode 1

Minimum Viable Product (6 Apr. 2014)

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Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200.000 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrice (as Jill Alexander)
Another Executive (as Rogelio Ramos)
Herschel Boone
Jared Cohen


A computer programmer, Richard, develops a computer algorithm that compresses files like no other. Richard lives in a house full with programmers and works for a computer company called Hooli. When Richard shows his idea off, Gavin Belson, head of Hooli, offers him 10 million. While another billionaire offers him 200,000 for 5% of his company. Richard has to figure out whether he wants to sell his company right off, or stay with it and use the funding from Peter Gregory. Written by James Hake

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Promising Show
16 April 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I was looking for some Light-weighted show and i thought of giving this show a try and am gonna say,i am not disappointed.

This guy Richard is a computer programmer living in an incubator with other programmers and working for a company Hooli. He makes an app pied-piper using an algorithm which compresses data.Realizing the potential of this algorithm,his boss Gavin Belson offers him a great deal of 10 million dollars and on the other hand he receives a deal of 200,000 dollars for 5 percent of his company from Peter Gregory if he starts one.

Now he has to go for the best deal-either to sell his idea or to start his own company.This show will bring more twists. Looking forward to more of it.

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