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Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurial clusters like Silicon Valley (or NY, Boston, Austin, Beijing, etc.) And for Silicon Valley the investor flight to social media marks the beginning of the end of the era of venture capital-backed big ideas in science and technology. Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. And who can blame them.

Build Your Life Where You Want To Live

Feld Thoughts

Before I left I did 15 minute interview on WGBH’s Innovation Hub program. I’m happy to do an interview with WGBH anytime they call given the number of hours of my life I spent listening to them during my twelve years living in Boston. Places boston Boulder boulder thesis interview life silicon valleyEnjoy!

Thoughts from the road: building startups and collective ambition outside Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

Just a few years ago, if you wanted to do something big, you needed to go to Silicon Valley. If we try to dissect the magic of Silicon Valley, I think there are five key factors at play: Great schools. It meant frequent flights or moving your company to San Francisco to raise money from Bay Area VCs. Great senior talent.

Bob Metcalfe Wants to Create a Better Silicon Valley in Austin

SiliconHills

By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News At 24 Diner in downtown Austin, Bob Metcalfe orders a large bowl of fruit with extra strawberries and coffee for breakfast. He’s doing the Boston Marathon in April. Metcalfe, 68, is training to walk his first marathon. And it’s not an ordinary marathon either. Austin

The World Doesn't Need Another Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When Bradford wrapped up his own talk, I asked for his thoughts on global entrepreneurship and where Silicon Valley is headed.

Boston Unicorns

Seeing Both Sides

Apparently, successful Boston-based startups have an even greater concentration of immigrant influence. We found 43 such companies.

I’m In Cambridge, Not Boston

Feld Thoughts

Over the last three weeks I’ve had numerous people ask me how my trip to Boston has been going. Tonight, after hanging out at the TechStars Boston Mentor evening and program kickoff, I got into a long discussion with a Bill Warner and Ken Zolot about Cambridge, Boston, and startup communities.

I don’t miss the silicon valley (and you shouldn’t either)

The Startup Toolkit

The valley only has about 4x more VC deals than London (although average valuations are admittedly 2x higher): The valley is not 1000x better.

The Boston Surprise

Fred Destin

Now that I am leaving Boston I can talk about its startup ecosystem in all candor. Boston boston ecosystem startup

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Silicon Valley, California, USA. Top 10 Hot Incubators to Join in Silicon Valley. AngelList Silicon Valley. 2.

Silicon Valley, New York, Tel Aviv: Here's the World's Start-up Hubs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report reveals that Silicon Valley outpaces all other start-up ecosystems but cities around the world are catching up.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Gust

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. 

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

BoS2012 takes place over 2 and a half days 1st-3rd October, 2012, at the InterContinental Hotel, Boston. Why most startups fail. Ask Webvan.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

Both Sides of the Table

Last year I was on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley meeting with one of the most prominent venture capital firms in the country.

Dave McClure Misses An Additional VC Trend.Outside Silicon Valley

Seeing Both Sides

But I think he's missing one important trend that is happening outside of Silicon Valley. For those of us who practice the VC craft outside of Silicon Valley, it is clear that the mega VC strategy just doesn't work. Nearly all of the mega hits have been Silicon Valley based. They are in the middle.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, Silicon Valley is the consumer and enterprise software capital of the world. get the attention of the market they choose.

Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

ReadWriteStart

They don’t represent the true Silicon Valley.in the world according to @ bravotv there are no Asians or Indians in Silicon Valley.

5 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, it seems like a great idea to start up in the Valley. Here are five reasons you should avoid Silicon Valley. 1.

Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

ReadWriteStart

They don’t represent the true Silicon Valley.in the world according to @ bravotv there are no Asians or Indians in Silicon Valley.

Startup Ecosystem Report : Boston vs rest of the world

Fred Destin

Boston startups are 24% more likely to monetize directly than SV startups. Boston Startups boston ecosystem startupLet's dive in.

What Makes The Boston Start-Up Scene Special?

Seeing Both Sides

Enjoy: Boston startup scene picture presentation 2-12. This should give all of us great optimism for the future.

Nobody Gets Consumer in Boston

Rob Go

Everyone knows that nobody gets consumer in Boston. If you want to invest in the next great consumer company, you better be in Silicon Valley or New York. Boston has amazing consumer companies, but the region gets no love for some reason. So, why doesn’t Boston get more love on the consumer internet side?

On Geography

K9 Ventures

But, in both those cases, I’m still working hard on getting them to move here! I’ve  already written  about why I want the whole team to be in one location, but in that post, I didn’t address why I want the entire team to be in Silicon Valley. I get a lot of push-back on this point. The Valley has that.

On Geography

K9 Ventures

But, in both those cases, I’m still working hard on getting them to move here! I’ve  already written  about why I want the whole team to be in one location, but in that post, I didn’t address why I want the entire team to be in Silicon Valley. I get a lot of push-back on this point. The Valley has that.

What Boston’s Top Consumer Tech Leaders Think About Boston’s Consumer Tech Struggles [#BostonB2C Recap]

View from Seed

On Tuesday, July 21, we hosted the first-ever Boston Consumer Tech Summit. We have companies in Chicago, San Francisco (and elsewhere in Silicon Valley), Omaha, and New York. Here is some of the best commentary from the community… For starters, why does Boston get a bad consumer rap anyway? BostonB2C. BostonB2C.

(First Annual?) List of Go-To Early-Stage Service Providers in the NextView Ventures Boston Portfolio

Genuine VC

Recently, we surveyed our Boston-based NextView portfolio Founder/CEOs asking them about which service provider firms they’ve been using. Although these startups are very diverse businesses themselves, they face similar requirements (especially in that they’re currently all in the seed to Series B range of company stage).

Boston Startup Talent: Leaky Bucket or Everlasting Spring?

Agile VC

Yes some will depart Boston immediately or in time, but an incredible number stay both short term and longer term.

Yes, You Can Raise Money if You're Not in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Importantly … I would pitch investors in SF, NY, Boston, LA, etc. Staying local means being flexible and accessible, advises Mark Suster.

Boston VC community breaks with killjoy roots, will actually party

Fred Destin

It is unclear whether a PR agency was hired to help the Boston VC community with this carefully crafted repositioning. Boston Conferences

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community (Fall 2013 Edition)

Rob Go

Boston is a great place to start and build a company. However, Boston is a transient town, especially for the student population that refreshes a large number each year.  It’s also surprisingly difficult for students to get plugged-in to everything that is happening in the local tech ecosystem.  Boston College Venture Competition.

Why Angelist Syndicates is Great For the Boston Startup Community

Rob Go

I’ve been thinking a lot about what Angelist means for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially here in Boston where I live. Which is why I’m pretty psyched about Angelist syndicates, especially in relation to the Boston startup community. Boston is an incredibly rich ecosystem in almost all regards.

Some IPO speculation

Startup Lessons Learned

His posts are born of tremendous research into the secret history of Silicon Valley , and if you haven’t read those essays, you should.

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What Makes a Great Consumer Startup Marketer?

View from Seed

This is expressed by people outside of Boston, but it often comes from those within our community too. There BA in economics. Business Ops.

Overheard in Silicon Valley

Startup Economy

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Department of Defense Launches an Innovation Experiment in Austin

SiliconHills

The defense department already has DIUx offices in Silicon Valley and Boston. Austin

Lessons Learned: Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Where did Silicon Valley come from? think the absolute best reading on this subject is a book called Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 by AnnaLee Saxenian. Silicon Valley is nearly 100 years old. However. for H.

Urbanization of Startups ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

spent some time with some startups in San Francisco proper, as opposed to the heart of Silicon Valley (see Note 1). About Me. Cheers!

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

If you study Silicon Valley, what you see is something that looks like a forest where trees grow tall, produce seeds that drop and start new trees, and eventually the older trees mature and stop growing or worse, die of disease and rot, but the new trees grow up even taller and stronger. And silicon valley will be even further along. 

Entrepreneurial Density and Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts

High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley. Richard took this notion a step further in his article  High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley  and actually did some math. Was Cambridge separated from Boston? Richard Florida continues to write amazing stuff about Startup Communities in The Atlantic Online. Of course not.

The ridiculous Vivek Wadhwa furore and the new Boston Tea Party

Fred Destin

Vivek Wadhwa shows up at MIT and tells a bunch of smart people that Boston is being left behind in the sand by Silicon Valley. Sand, silicon, haha; the Valley won.  Milo at the Telegraph never misses a chance to get in on a mudfight whilst Scott attacks Vivek on the absence of data.