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Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

parent company while providing technical services for foreign customers. Companies are establishing Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

and aim for hundreds of millions of customers. Second, And those customers may be using their devices/apps continuously. This Entrepreneurial clusters like Silicon Valley (or NY, Boston, Austin, Beijing, etc.) Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. And who can blame them. Facebook and Social Media. and put U.S. What Next.

Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars

Nick O'Neill

Are existing users/customers referring the product to other people? Entrepreneurship Lying Silicon ValleyIf you read all the comments on this salacious Techcrunch post about a girl who supposedly conned the industry, you’d have two takeaways. ” Seriously? It’s why so many people do it in the first place.

Lessons for startup ecosystems from the history of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

The bit I liked the most described the role of Stanford in getting Silicon Valley going in the late 1950s. Silicon Valley started in the small district of Palo Alto and the emergence of Tech City here in East London has been similarly important. We focus on ecommerce and marketplaces. Venture Capital

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

Both Sides of the Table

But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. And what Hollywood does’t get about Silicon Valley?

Can you build “Silicon Valley” companies outside of the Valley?

Version One Ventures

The big debate among tech circles has always been if it’s possible to build a “Silicon Valley” company outside of the Valley. Is Silicon Valley a physical place or a state of mind ? Smaller start-ups in Silicon Valley, particularly those in un-sexy markets, have a tough time drawing in top engineers and designers.

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

The Andreessen-Horowitz  (A16Z) story is little short of amazing. will shortly get to the reasons Peter gives for their success. Venture Capital

5 Rules From the Silicon Valley Sales Bible

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many companies are not specific enough in their customer targeting," says Ross. Cold calling is dead and you can thank Aaron Ross for that.

Silicon Valley's Bitcoin Infatuation, Explained

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While Wall Street is bearish on Bitcoin, Silicon Valley''s romance with the crypto currency rages on. He also owns bitcoins. Here''s why.

Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

Both Sides of the Table

And a Final Note on Whether Silicon Valley Opportunities Remain. He says. How many ideas like that are left?” ” My 3.5

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

Filed under: China , Customer Development , Technology , Venture Capital. China Customer Development Technology Venture Capital billion.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But there's no shortage of skeptics in the idea a "Silicon Prairie" will emerge. Advertisement: Win New Customers. It's a popular idea.

There Are Plenty Of Failures In Silicon Valley, Thanks

Nick O'Neill

Customers hate it – If you read the HackerNews comments on acquisition stories, they’re all pretty much the same thing: “great, one of my favorite products will cease all development” In other words, you’re abandoning your vision because it failed. Sarah Lacy calls acquihires a payday lending scheme. Of course!

If You Get All Your Information On The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem From HBO, You’re Screwed

Feld Thoughts

It’s from Greg Sands post on TechCrunch titled  The Real Silicon Valley. . Our purpose is to acquire and serve customers. Entrepreneurship purpose silicon valley unicornThis is the best quote I’ve seen all week. Along with my partners, we are all LPs in Greg’s fund Costanoa Ventures. Your purpose.

The Silicon Valley Bootstrapper

Nick O'Neill

She wasn’t the average Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Most Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, media, and investors will say “no.” ” However there’s a world outside of Silicon Valley. It started with a dream, followed on with execution, and it is mostly funded by paying customers.

The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Indians are Silicon Valley's most successful immigrants. Why have Indians outperformed so many other groups in Silicon Valley?

7 Signs of the Silicon Valley Apocalypse

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's coming to Silicon Valley, home of so many entrepreneurs, VCs, and tech firms. It foretells the end of Silicon Valley.

Your Computer May Already be Hacked – NSA Inside?

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development , Secret History of Silicon Valley. Customer Development Secret History of Silicon Valley

The Startup That Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey's 'Silicon Valley Billionaires Club' Just Invested In

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A customer communication platform, Intercom just raised $35 million from this exclusive VC fund

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

More startups fail from a lack of passionate customers than anything else. Assume customer problem is known. Customer Development.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Reams have been written about the importance of founders that can code--or, in Silicon Valley parlance, the "technical co-founder."

Blue Bottle Coffee's Unlikely Rise to SIlicon Valley Stardom

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Whatever the reason, one thing''s for sure: Blue Bottle Coffee has become a most unlikely darling of Silicon Valley. It was easy."

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1991, he joined SynOptics, a Silicon Valley-based networking company. Here's his story and his process for finding start-ups.

The NSA Scandal Shouldn't Scare You. But it Should Scare Silicon Valley.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Microsoft: "We provide customer data only when we receive a legally binding order or subpoena to do so." Surprised? Don''t be.

Secrets of Silicon Valley's Biggest Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In Silicon Valley, people say that the investor-entrepreneur relationship is like a marriage, only more important.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part V: Happy 100th Birthday.

Steve Blank

How did Silicon Valley start? Steve Blank: The real story of Silicon Valley [.] Why here?  Why now? Who would have known?

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.

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.

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment. Lessons From the Valley. Come To Chilecon Valley. food science?

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Fixing Silicon Valley's Bias Problem

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It is possible for Silicon Valley to become the meritocracy it claims to be. But once you cross these, the Valley readily accepts you.

How This Entrepreneur Persuaded Silicon Valley the Framing Industry Was Sexy

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Framebridge founder Susan Tynan sold venture capitalists on the idea of disrupting custom framing. Here's how

5 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley

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

Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur (we.

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

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.

How Can Israeli Startups Raise Funding in Silicon Valley?

VC Cafe

VC investors rely heavily on referrals, but what should a non US startup do when looking to raise funding in Silicon Valley? good luck!

Looking for the Black and Latino Faces in Silicon Valley

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The Rev. Jackson said he isn''t singling out HP, he''s just using the company''s annual meeting to highlight the broader issue. Twitter Inc., and 16.9

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding


Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. Nice ideas, all of them.

7 Powerful Insights From a Silicon Valley Insider

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

is one of Silicon Valley’s greatest new generation venture capitalists. Mike Maples, Jr. Maples has been amazingly successful.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity


Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. Sponsor. Discuss.