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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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

The Surprising Startup Hub That's Second Only to Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Nordic region is home to the strongest startup ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley. Here's why

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

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

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

The irony is that as good as some of these nascent startups are in material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices, life sciences, etc., For the first time, startups can today think about a Total Available Market in the billions of users (smart phones, tablets, PC’s, etc.) Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. and put U.S.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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 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

I’ve been involved in building startup communities for awhile. In Montreal I started an entrepreneurship breakfast event, launched NextMontreal, spent time advising startups/founders, spoke at events, and more. The startups–actually, the founders/entrepreneurs–are the core of everything. circumstance. So be it.

Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars

Nick O'Neill

The entire startup ecosystem seems to cater to those who lie in one form or another. Walk around any conference that startup founders are attending and you are bound to hear countless stories of how well things are going. Startups will claim they have a run rate (projected annual revenue) of X million dollars. ” Seriously?

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. Inspire entrepreneurialism – highlight the positive effects of startups and make ‘founder’ a popular career choice. The UK government’s support has been important for our startup ecosystem.

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.

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

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. 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. The Lean Startup community is very tight and well-organized. is amazing.

Top Silicon Valley VC Explains What Entrepreneurs Are Doing Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley


So you’re looking to start up or relocating your company to the wonderful startup haven of Silicon Valley, eh?

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.

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.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

4 successful entrepreneurs who went against Silicon Valley beliefs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There isn't just one way to build a successful startup and certainly not the only way Silicon Valley professes

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?

Why european startups shouldn’t fundraise in the Silicon Valley

The Next Web

European startups are able to raise just a fraction of the capital at home compared to their U.S. For most European startups.

The Top 13 Seed Stage Investors in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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

Why Other Startup Hubs Are Beginning to Look More Appealing Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For the first time since 2011, Silicon Valley lost more U.S. residents than it gained, due to rising costs and quality-of-living issues.

An international CEO’s guide to Silicon Valley

The Next Web

To the international community, Silicon Valley is the heart of the startup world. This story continues at The Next Web.

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. Startup AdviceHe says. How many ideas like that are left?”

Mapping the Success of Silicon Valley Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

MIT researchers hope to use data to discover how to shape a thriving startup community

53 Startups That Will Take Off in 2016, According to Silicon Valley's Top Venture Capitalists

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Every corner of the tech sector should expect disruption next year from these newcomers

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