For Palantir, a data analytics company that went public in September, February 18 is a “giraffe monetization” day. It is the first day that current and former employees can withdraw all their shares after the company goes public.
In a former employee Slack channel called Giraffe Money – a clear reference to wealth that can support ordinary giraffe ownership – many have foreseen their chances by how to share links, mostly jokingly, to irrationally expensive listings of homes and boats, said a former employee.
But in reality, the tech world is spending in very different ways.
Instead of art, they are buying NFT or indelible tokens that represent ownership of digital artwork, memes, or artifacts of internet history.
Instead of traveling around the world, they’re piled up in Sprinter vans, vacation essentials for pandemic. Jackie Conlin, a personal style consultant for tech executives, says she created a “van wardrobe” comprised of “comfortable clothes that look the same but give off feel Relaxation during the holiday ”for customers who are traveling.
Instead of designer dresses, they’re on the hunt for new outfits that look good calling Zoom, virtual makeup lessons for the camera, and makeup for their Zoom wallpapers. Ms. Conlin said she redesigned her client’s Zoom room “to make whatever other meeting attendees see look more cohesive, stylish and pleasant.” Consumers are also buying weekly “comfort” gifts for friends and family such as cozy blankets and robes, skincare products, pajamas and games.
And instead of luxury apartments, they focus on homes with outdoor spaces, home gyms, and good “zoom studios”. Joel Goodrich said in San Francisco, the newly rich tech world is migrating from modern “white box” apartments in the SoMa neighborhood to traditional “title houses” in older areas such as Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Pacific Heights and Sea Cliff. a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in the city. They are excited by the historic edifices with elaborate architecture and ridges.