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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. Losing My Religion.

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).

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

Feld Thoughts

Earlier this week I wrote a post titled The Religion of Silicon Valley. A few folks tied together the concepts of Religion and Operating System as an operative metaphor for Silicon Valley. The post Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else? Some phrases include: Religion. 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

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

you’re not following him?). The message of the panel was very clear – “We don’t need your help. And of course he’s right.

Austin Isn't Going to Be the Next Silicon Valley. And It's Perfectly Fine With That

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't try to be the next Silicon Valley. The new narrative in Austin? Be the next Austin

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Cities That Make Great Alternatives To Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you have to be in Silicon Valley to be successful?

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.”

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

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.

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

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?

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

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? Groupon)?

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. The Happy Hipster Worker Bee. Single.

How to Break Into Silicon Valley Without Any Connections

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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

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

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

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

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Building Startup Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley

Instigator Blog

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. I’ve been involved in building startup communities for awhile. circumstance. So be it.

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.

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

Walmart Launches 'Store No. 8,' a Startup Incubator in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This is the retail giant's latest effort to beef up its e-commerce operations

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

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

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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

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.