As a cheeky response to the "full-stack" startup, USV has coined the term "no-stack" startup to label the bevy of companies creatively using multiple APIs and platforms to stitch together a unique service. Instead of being good at many things, no-stack startups focus on perfectly delivering the last mile of value. Payment companies such as Stripe now offer well-documented APIs at a cheap or free price point, enabling developers to instantly have access to robust core functionality. There is a fair amount of risk involved, however, as no-stack startups often rely heavily on a single third-party platform such as Twitter or LinkedIn that can unexpectedly pull the rug from under them.