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The Religion of Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

There has been a lull in the chanting that “Silicon Valley is the center of the tech universe.” Silicon Valley is a religion, just like Crossfit is a religion. This has stuck with me for a long time and I’ve read many posts about Silicon Valley through this lens. That seems like it works.

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.

Halt and Catch Fire Decimates Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

The one everyone knows about is Silicon Valley. We all know what Silicon Valley is ( or at least we think we do). But,

Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else?

Feld Thoughts

Earlier this week I wrote a post titled  The Religion of Silicon Valley. Then I wrote a post titled  The Board Operating System. A few folks tied together the concepts of Religion and Operating System as an operative metaphor for Silicon Valley. It was intended to be provocative and exploratory. Operating System. Culture.

Why These Nonresident Startups Ultimately Needed a Silicon Valley Presence

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Despite the high costs, relocating to Silicon Valley still has its perks

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

Steve Blank

In the last five years, hundreds of large companies have established Innovation Outposts (and here ) in Silicon Valley. are examples.

3 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley for Your Startup

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're a hot tech startup, you set up in Silicon Valley, right? Maybe not.

Silicon Valley's Honesty Problem: Learning From Theranos

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Silicon Valley has an honesty problem, and entrepreneurs should take note Theranos isn't the only startup guilty of exaggeration.

Silicon Valley: A Place Or A State Of Mind?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Marc Andreessen , as is his wont, posted a tweetstorm this morning that was a spirited defense of Silicon Valley. One thing I always think about in reading things like this is the use of the phrase “Silicon Valley” or SV as Marc uses in his tweetstorm. Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) July 7, 2014.

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. and put U.S.

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.

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.

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why my VC firm, Illuminate Ventures, invests in enterprise software and SaaS startups beyond Silicon Valley--at CMU, Pitt, and throughout Pittsburgh

What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys (Plural)

Marc Andreessen

Andreessen Horowitz innovation Silicon Valley Photo: Patrick Nouhailler/ Flickr. MORE Filed under: Andreessen Horowitz.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

What HBO's Silicon Valley Can Teach You About Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Silicon Valley mixes business with comedy while providing startups with valuable lessons

GE is Learning About Leadership From Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even after 124 years in business, the leaders at GE are still learning.from entrepreneurs

Why Silicon Valley is a temporary phenomenon

Start Up Blog

If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then Britain would still be the centre of manufacturing.

Silicon Valley's Female Trouble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. But if that's true, where are all the women?

What Randi Zuckerberg Says About Silicon Valley vs. New York

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"I had kind of tried to smoosh down [my creativity] for too many years in order to be taken seriously in Silicon Valley," saysZuckerberg

Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars

Nick O'Neill

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. The first is that it was out of character for Techcrunch (some even called Techcrunch a bully ), something I would agree with. ” Seriously?

The Nigerian Prince(s) of Silicon Valley

The Next Web

Remember the Nigerian Prince email scam? This scam is funny now, right? Even Siri is in on the joke. Entrepreneur Insider funding fundraising

How Silicon Valley's Super Rich Are Getting Ready for 'Doomsday'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This City's Startups are More Profitable Than Silicon Valley's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This city's startups generate huge returns on investment. And venture capital firms are loving it

A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley


Here’s a quick review of a few of the entrepreneurial archetypes you’ll meet in Silicon Valley. 1. The Happy Hipster Worker Bee. Single.

5 Reasons That Sant Cugat Has Become The "Silicon Valley" of Barcelona

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

European expansion must consider Sant Cugat, the Silicon Valley of Barcelona

How to Break Into Silicon Valley Without Any Connections

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Could this fatal mistake kill your business when you try to scale your sales and marketing efforts

Building Startup Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley

Instigator Blog

Luckily, I haven’t seen a lot of silly bravado that often comes along with real progress. (No one has proclaimed Halifax as the “Silicon Valley of the North” … at least not in front of me.). At one of the presentations, I spoke about what it takes to build a startup ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley, Brainwashing & The Upcoming Millennial Career Revolution

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How 'dirt-church' jobs are driving young professionals to rethink their career aspirations

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.

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

10 Secrets To Raising Millions Outside of Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does it take to be a successful Silicon Valley outsider? Learn how Cardlytics raised $170 million from Atlanta

Being An Openly Gay Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's impossible to talk authentically about my startup journey without talking about my queer journey

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Trump Just Attacked Everything Silicon Valley Stands For

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Unfortunately for Silicon Valley, Trump doesn't understand why modern monopolies aren't bad

It's Time for Silicon Valley to Stop Making Excuses on Diversity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After two years of prodding from tech diversity activists, Facebook, Google and the rest of Silicon Valley have little to show for their efforts

Don't Look to Silicon Valley to Fix Diversity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report shows blackwomen founders raise less money than even failed Silicon Valley startups.

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.

Risk and Culture in Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

This talk on Risk and Culture in Silicon Valley is a small  1 minute snippet of a longer interview on his blog.