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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.

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. VC & Technology We have about a third in NYC.

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

Steve Blank

source: Market versus technology drive in R&D internationalization : M von Zedtwitz, Oliver Gassmann. are examples. Sense and Respond.

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. Filed under: Technology , Venture Capital. Innovation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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. This requires more than technology. hours of TV per day.

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

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. If we try to dissect the magic of Silicon Valley, I think there are five key factors at play: Great schools. It’s in fields like […] technology that the larger environment matters. Great senior talent.

Silicon Valley Tops, Singapore 18th On Startup Genome Ecosystem Ranking


Many startup ecosystems in the world want to be like Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley in Singapore. Tel Aviv. Los Angeles.

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

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.

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


Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. Europe has not been left behind.

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

Steve Blank

Startups here are primarily in what they call the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) segment. Entrepreneurship in Beijing. billion.

Why Waterloo, Ontario Is the Silicon Valley of Canada

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, Waterloo has the second-highest density of startups in the world. Here's a look at how this tiny hub is becoming a scene for entrepreneurs

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.

A Silicon Valley Take on ABC’s Shark Tank

Lightspeed Venture Partners

thought it might be fun to give a VC’s perspective on the businesses getting pitched. COAT CHEX. simpler and more secure. Horrible! BEV BUCKLE.

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.

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? It just didn''t get very far.

Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley Says Enjoy the Upside While it Lasts


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A few unicorns will die this year, said Bill Gurley, a prominent venture capitalist with Benchmark in Silicon Valley. Unicorns are giant technology startups, backed by venture capital, that hope to turn into multi-billion dollar companies. Austin

Silicon Valley Bets on the Farm

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startups are cashing in on the increasing connection between agriculture and technology

High Technology Tell All Books

Feld Thoughts

love that the very first review on the Amazon page for the book is from the Los Angeles Times and says “Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today” as it is indicative of the content of the book, which I’d categorize as ironic at best and notionally confused. Other times I don’t.

Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, As Real As It Gets

Nick O'Neill

If you read the large number of technology and startup bloggers who covered Bravo’s latest “startup-focused” T.V. Frankly, the people running the show probably could care less what people in Silicon Valley think about the show. Silicon Valley Pundits. The Relevant Parties. The Producers. My Take.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Angel Investing News

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world.  The Valley has been a unique place for over half a century with an environment which many other communities have attempted to emulate, but they haven’t and they won’t. 

The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Indians are Silicon Valley's most successful immigrants. Why have Indians outperformed so many other groups in Silicon Valley?

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

Technology isn’t the problem, figuring out who your customers will be and finding passionate customers is the hard part. Ask Webvan.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part V: Happy 100th Birthday.

Steve Blank

How did Silicon Valley start? Steve Blank: The real story of Silicon Valley [.] Why here?  Why now? Who would have known?

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

In addition their research offers a continual stream of new technologies to be commercialized. Leaders and Feeders. It may even be right.

CS183C: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling: The Visible Secret of Silicon Valley’s Success

Reid Hoffman

The post CS183C: Technology-enabled Blitzscaling: The Visible Secret of Silicon Valley’s Success appeared first on Reid Hoffman.

Silicon Valley? No, Thanks. I Prefer Detroit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

People aren''t expecting to hear that a technology company is from somewhere like Michigan, he says. Unusual" is code for "memorable." Hiring?

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.

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.

Startup Outlook from Silicon Valley Bank

Growthink Blog

On Friday Silicon Valley Bank released a survey of 375 executives at startup technology companies in the 4 core venture capital investment sectors – Software/Internet, Hardware, Life Science, and Cleantech. Here is what they found: Tech. Execs. Are Bullish. Hooray! still comes out on top. Money Still Makes the World Go Around.

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment. Lessons From the Valley. Come To Chilecon Valley. food science?

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The Face of Success, Part 4: Blacks in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you think the dearth of women polarizes Silicon Valley, just read what happened when I spoke out about the lack of black tech CEOs.

Who Funds Silicon Valley? Not VCs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Government deserves credit for entrepreneurship in the U.S. But it needs to register a return. There is a problem, however. But U.S.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

By the early 1970’s, even the CEOs of the largest valley companies would take phone calls and meetings with interesting and passionate entrepreneurs.