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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.

Why These Nonresident Startups Ultimately Needed a Silicon Valley Presence

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

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.

The Silicon Valley Investors You Need to Know in 2016

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Investment is key to startup growth, here are some of the top Silicon Valley investors to help your startup grow

Silicon Valley's Honesty Problem: Learning From Theranos

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

3 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley for Your Startup

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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 Hottest Matchmaker

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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

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.

What HBO's Silicon Valley Can Teach You About Startups

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

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.

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?

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.”

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

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

What Randi Zuckerberg Says About Silicon Valley vs. New York

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

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 to Break Into Silicon Valley Without Any Connections

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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?

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

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

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

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

Trump Just Attacked Everything Silicon Valley Stands For

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

A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley

OnStartups

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.

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, Brainwashing & The Upcoming Millennial Career Revolution

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

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

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Don't Look to Silicon Valley to Fix Diversity

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

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.

Startup Lessons From One of Silicon Valley's Top Young Entrepreneurs

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This entrepreneur got started at 16. Now his company is No. 84 on the Inc 5000

The Top 13 Seed Stage Investors in Silicon Valley

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Raising seed funding for startups is hard. Who are some of the top investors to meet when raising your first round of capital

10 Secrets To Raising Millions Outside of Silicon Valley

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

Power to the People: 4 Ways to Replicate the Silicon Valley Work Culture and Win Talent

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Silicon Valley is known for its unique work culture -- here's how to make it your own and attract a quality team

New Report: Sexism in Silicon Valley Is Really Pretty Awful

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The new report is jam packed with shocking statistics and horrifying anecdotes

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 Small Town America Is Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley

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A start-up insider predicts small town America will overtake Silicon Valley in innovation. Here's why

Why the Next $1 Billion Company Won't Come From Silicon Valley

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I sat down with serial entrepreneur Doug Feirstein to ask him his perspective on starting companies in the Silicon Valley.

The Top 4 Law Firms in Silicon Valley, According to Tech Entrepreneurs

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Here is what 10 founders had to say about the top firms in the Silicon Valley

Why Silicon Valley Loves Failures

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