[Interview] Jonmichael Moy, Silicon Valley Veteran On Leading Digital Products To Market


Jonmichael Moy (Jon Michael Moy) may be a seasoned veteran of Silicon Valley, but this accomplished, dedicated technology executive with more than seventeen years of experience in management and operations, product and business development and marketing has now brought his talents to Toronto.

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

Steve Blank

For decades large companies have set up R&D labs outside their corporate headquarters , often in foreign countries, in spite of having a large home market with lots local R&D talent. They let companies develop products to launch in world markets simultaneously.

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The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

But it highlighted the misperceptions many people have had about serving urban markets. But Troy’s message for Silicon Valley was clear, “You need to stop looking beyond the typical Mark Zuckerberg stereotype if you want to fund the big companies of tomorrow.”

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Facebook has adroitly capitalized on market forces on a scale never seen in the history of commerce. For the first time, startups can today think about a Total Available Market in the billions of users (smart phones, tablets, PC’s, etc.) Because of the size of the market and the nature of the applications, the returns are quick – and huge. Entrepreneurial clusters like Silicon Valley (or NY, Boston, Austin, Beijing, etc.)

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

If you’re a visiting dignitary whose country has a Gross National Product equal to or greater than the State of California, your visit to Silicon Valley consists of a lunch/dinner with some combination of the founders of Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter and several brand name venture capitalists.

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. Ironically in Silicon Valley consumer Internet business have become hits driven businesses. And what Hollywood does’t get about Silicon Valley? Tech Market Analysis

How Israeli Expats In Silicon Valley Produce Winning Startups

Inc Startups

Israel creates more entrepreneurs than its small local market can support. The ones that leave for Silicon Valley have built a network that has yielded winning startups -- combining great American and Israeli traits.

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 ? Considering a large proportion of Version One’s portfolio is located outside Silicon Valley, I absolutely believe that major tech companies can emerge outside of the Silicon Valley bubble. Silicon Valley needs to step outside Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Matchmaker

Inc Startups

What began as a social gathering for like-minded entrepreneurs and VCs has evolved into one of the Valley''s most dynamic accelerators. When international entrepreneurs want a shot at Silicon Valley stardom, they call on Saeed Amidi. Something that is missing in the market?

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. We can generalise this into a blueprint for ecosystems generally: Find a vertical market where there is a comparative advantage – Silicon Valley started with military technology, in London fintech and ecommerce are good candidates. I just read Nicolas Colin’s Brief History of the World (of Venture Capital).

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. I think one challenge in trying to take Lean Startup ideas outside Silicon Valley, and especially to places that are highly culturally different from the U.S.,

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

Their high value add model is one of the inspirations for Forward Partners so when I saw that former Summit Partners VC Peter Sims had written an analysis of how they are disrupting Silicon Valley I clicked straight through.

Why Even Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Need a Business Plan

Up and Running

The cast of “Silicon Valley” Image credit: HBO. Silicon Valley is a crazy place. I’ve opted not to return to the Valley for various reasons, but still have plenty of friends who work there and return regularly for business meetings.

Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

Both Sides of the Table

By now you probably know that David Sacks , co-founder of PayPal and founder of both Geni & Yammer made some observations on Facebook that Silicon Valley “as we know it” was coming to an end. And a Final Note on Whether Silicon Valley Opportunities Remain.

Silicon Valley's Female Trouble

Inc Startups

The success of Indians had me convinced that Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. I used to think Silicon Valley was a model meritocracy. From 1995 to 2005, 52 percent of the Valley’s startups were founded by people born abroad.

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. The purpose of this post is to analyze the folowing problem: Joe Founder comes to Silicon Valley with a laptop full of dreams, but no money.

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Inc Startups

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

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


Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the world’s technology epicentre. Of the 131 startups valued at $1B and above Silicon Valley is home to 53 of them. The UK has been largely influenced by Silicon Valley, making university spin-out company culture very common place.

Silicon Valley's Inconvenient History

Inc Startups

The only problem is, that point of view is hard to reconcile with the history of Silicon Valley. The entity that built the Valley and gave birth to its culture of collaboration and experimentation was none other than Uncle Sam.

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. Most observers instinctively conclude that Silicon Valley is great because it has a unique ability to create start-ups.

Why Silicon Valley Loves Failures

Inc Startups

These are Silicon Valley's clich darlings. In the mid-'90s, Kamran Elahian, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, famously engraved his Ferrari F355's license plate with Momenta, the name of a company he founded in 1989. "Embrace failure." It's best to "fail fast."

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

Steve Blank

But what made the overwhelming impression for me was finding an entrepreneurial software cluster on par with the Internet software portion of Silicon Valley. Given the closed market to U.S. A Huge Market Is Finally Real. Did I mention this is a huge market.

A Silicon Valley Take on ABC’s Shark Tank

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Looking past the cheesy theatre of the guys pitch, this company was the one most likely to actually pitch a real Silicon Valley VC, given its technology angle. This is a classic example of focusing on scaling up before product-market fit has been achieved.

8 Surprising Secrets From Silicon Valley DevOps

Inc Startups

Faster, smarter processes drives market leadership--here's how

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. Toronto has become a hub for the blossoming machine intelligence market. A few years ago, Boris wrote that something special was happening in the Toronto-KW corridor (for those of you non-Canadians, that would be like SF and the Valley). If we try to dissect the magic of Silicon Valley, I think there are five key factors at play: Great schools.

5 Rules From the Silicon Valley Sales Bible

Inc Startups

This is why Predictable Revenue has become a cult favorite in the Silicon Valley ''sales hacker'' circle: They love the logical, paint-by-numbers approach to building a sales team. The bestselling author of Predictable Revenue explains how it''s done.

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Inc Startups

According to a recent report ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley. If, for example, a company is in the market for teenage eyeballs, it probably makes sense to have a founder who''s not long from adolescence.

This Is the Car Silicon Valley Billionaires Lust After

Inc Startups

McLaren Automotive is targeting Silicon Valley, the land of startups and upstarts, in its efforts to break into the luxury sports car market

How Steve Jobs Undercut Silicon Valley's Greatest Asset: Engineers

Inc Startups

Court documents reveal the anti-competitive hiring practices imposed by Apple on other Silicon Valley stalwarts were the norm for years. Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest innovators of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The Leanest Start-up in Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

This has been a disappointing day in Silicon Valley for Kurt Varner. Silicon Valley is full of dreamers, among whom living cheaply until fortune smiles is the norm. Varner's fondest wish in coming to the Valley was to find a technical co-founder.

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Inc Startups

Plenty of them are Silicon Valley types. But for now, Soylent is a burgeoning meta-start-up--that is, it caters largely to other start-up community folks in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Is your primary market right now Silicon Valley?

The World Doesn't Need Another Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

When Bradford wrapped up his own talk, I asked for his thoughts on global entrepreneurship and where Silicon Valley is headed. What are the advantages to not being based in Silicon Valley? When you''re competing for talent in the Valley, it can be incredibly competitive.

VC Victor Hwang: How To Create The Next Silicon Valley


As Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital , a Silicon Valley venture firm that helps build “innovation ecosystems” around the globe, Victor Hwang knows quite a lot about what it takes to create an environment where high-tech startups can grow and thrive.

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley


With only eight states and less than 3,000 miles between Wall Street and Silicon Valley, there is a remarkable contrast in business cultures between these two global business hubs. by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

Inc Startups

But there's no shortage of skeptics in the idea a "Silicon Prairie" will emerge. The obvious advantage of moving to a place like San Francisco is that there's access to capital markets and plenty of investors. If Startup America is to succeed, it needs start-ups to eschew the Bay Area.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

Brad Feld’s new book Startup Communities joins the two other “must reads,” ( Regional Advantage and Startup Nation ) and one “must view” ( The Secret History of Silicon Valley ) for anyone trying to understand the components of a regional cluster.

Tech Leaders On The Future After Trump's Election: 'The Party Is Probably Over For Silicon Valley'

Inc Startups

After Trump's stunning upset victory--which was precede by a plunge in the markets--many in the tech world worried over the future of the country and their business

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. And this Silicon Valley bias isn’t limited to any single meeting – it has been a recurring theme in my time as a VC.

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

When you’re done completing the business model canvas, you’ve got product-market fit. This is a summary of Bob Dorf’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Why most startups fail. Most startups fail to scale.

What are the differences between startups/tech companies founded in Silicon Valley and those founded in New York?


To the extent that there is one, my guess is that it has as much to do with the traditional market strengths of the two regions, rather than anything else. On the other hand, since New York is the undisputed capital of the financial, fashion and advertising worlds, we have many, many more FinTech, AdTech and Fashion-based startups here than one is likely to find in the Valley. Uncategorized investments new york silicon valley startups tech