From the offbeat mind of Mike Pass judgement on (Place of job Space, Beavis and Butt-head), this HBO half-hour comedy takes viewers inside the world of tech start-ups – and the socially awkward underdogs who try to navigate its lucrative potential. Starring a talented ensemble of young comic actors (see below) and veterans, Silicon Valley charts the rising fortunes of Richard, an introverted computer programmer who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” start-up incubator together with his friends Big Head, Gilfoyle, and Dinesh. These social misfits live under the watch of Erlich, a dotcom millionaire who permits them to stay in his house for free – so long as he gets a 10% stake in their projects. Stuck working part-time at a large tech company known as Hooli, Richard’s difficult to understand website online, Pied Piper, is going nowhere fast. But when a mid-level Hooli executive named Jared is apprised of the value of the web site’s novel compression set of rules, Richard finds himself caught in the midst of an extreme bidding war between Hooli founder Gavin Belson and independent billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory.