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The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

But it highlighted the misperceptions many people have had about serving urban markets. you’re not following him?). ” Too right.

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

Steve Blank

They improved their penetration of local and regional markets by adapting their products to the country or region. are examples.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Matchmaker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What began as a social gathering for like-minded entrepreneurs and VCs has evolved into one of the Valley''s most dynamic accelerators.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Facebook has adroitly capitalized on market forces on a scale never seen in the history of commerce. For the first time, startups can today think about a Total Available Market in the billions of users (smart phones, tablets, PC’s, etc.) Entrepreneurial clusters like Silicon Valley (or NY, Boston, Austin, Beijing, etc.)

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

The “official dignitary” tour of Silicon Valley is like taking the jungle cruise at Disneyland and saying you’ve been to Africa.

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

Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley. Private capital arrived much later.

Why Silicon Valley Loves Failures

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These are Silicon Valley's clich darlings. Failure, it seems, is the buzzword of the moment in Silicon Valley.

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

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

8 Surprising Secrets From Silicon Valley DevOps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Faster, smarter processes drives market leadership--here's how

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.

This Is the Car Silicon Valley Billionaires Lust After

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

McLaren Automotive is targeting Silicon Valley, the land of startups and upstarts, in its efforts to break into the luxury sports car market

Expertise in scaling up is the visible secret of Silicon Valley

Reid Hoffman

Silicon Valley and the surrounding Bay Area has become a global leader in innovation, technology and new industry creation.

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

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

Startup Lessons Learned

Entrepreneurs beyond Silicon Valley, including those working abroad, often have to retool Lean Startup methods to apply them in places with very different business cultures. Those conversations can often circle around the difficulties of entrepreneurship outside Silicon Valley. On September 24 in the U.S. We should pivot.

Why Even Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Need a Business Plan

Up and Running

The cast of “Silicon Valley” Image credit: HBO. But should most Silicon Valley companies skip the planning process?

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

Exploiting Silicon Valley For Profit (and Maybe Fun)

Diego Basch

I believe that Silicon Valley is like Las Vegas, except they make you pass a number of tests before they let you gamble. They blog a lot.

5 Rules From the Silicon Valley Sales Bible

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you are a small fish in the market you are addressing, you need to shrink the pond so you can appear bigger. Founders and CEOs own the sales.

How Silicon Valley Influences The UK’s University Spin-out Company Culture


Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. Chattanooga has been transformed from a railway hub to a 3D printing hub.

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to a recent report ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley. Why is this a pertinent topic in 2014? Here are three more: 1.

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Court documents reveal the anti-competitive hiring practices imposed by Apple on other Silicon Valley stalwarts were the norm for years.

The Leanest Start-up in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This has been a disappointing day in Silicon Valley for Kurt Varner. Kurt Varner is like a lot of young men trying to launch a business.

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Plenty of them are Silicon Valley types. Is your primary market right now Silicon Valley? But I felt fantastic.

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. Toronto has become a hub for the blossoming machine intelligence market. If we try to dissect the magic of Silicon Valley, I think there are five key factors at play: Great schools. Waterloo has another unicorn with Kik.

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

Steve Blank

This closed but very large market means that greater than 90% of Chinese software startups focus exclusively on the Chinese market.

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.

A Silicon Valley Take on ABC’s Shark Tank

Lightspeed Venture Partners

This is a classic example of focusing on scaling up before product-market fit has been achieved. COAT CHEX. simpler and more secure. Horrible!

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. Many of these companies are global from Day One. Ads by Pheed

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.

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.

Will Silicon Valley Save the World? No--But Here's What Will

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Foreign Policy''s latest cover argues that Silicon Valley start-ups can''t fix global problems with apps. wanted to leave it with them.

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley


In conclusion, hiring managers that adapt their approach to court candidates based on local market needs, will be highly successful. 

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.

5 Lessons from Silicon Valley's Biggest Names

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One reason for the company’s growth is its unique approach to marketing which focuses on giving Uber users reason to gush about the service.

What It Takes to Hire a Silicon Valley Software Engineer (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting familiar with the most competitive corner of the market will help you land your next great hire

VC Victor Hwang: How To Create The Next Silicon Valley


In fact, it’s the subject of his new book - The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley , with co-author Greg Horowitt.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

TechStars selection criteria is to first focus on picking the right team then the market. Leaders and Feeders. It may even be right. Quibbles.

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.

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

When you’re done completing the business model canvas, you’ve got product-market fit. Why most startups fail. Ask Webvan. The Pivot.