The Religion of Silicon Valley
APRIL 20, 2015
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. For a quick frame of reference test, try these three: Silicon Valley: A Place or A State of Mind. Let’s change this to “The Religion of Silicon Valley.”
Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley
MARCH 31, 2015
BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups. The offset strategy was smart weapons, smart sensors, and stealth using silicon chips, electronics and computers that only the U.S.
[Interview] Jonmichael Moy, Silicon Valley Veteran On Leading Digital Products To Market
MAY 7, 2017
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.
Halt and Catch Fire Decimates Silicon Valley
DECEMBER 7, 2016
The one everyone knows about is Silicon Valley. And, after three years and some reflection on my part, HCF decimates Silicon Valley ( which is mostly a challenge to my friends who have writing credits.). We all know what Silicon Valley is ( or at least we think we do).
Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else?
APRIL 24, 2015
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? Entrepreneurship culture frame of mind operating system religion silicon valleyIt was intended to be provocative and exploratory.
Silicon Valley: A Place Or A State Of Mind?
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
JULY 7, 2014
Marc Andreessen , as is his wont, posted a tweetstorm this morning that was a spirited defense of Silicon Valley. It starts with this tweet: 1/One persistent canard from would-be SV critics is “Silicon Valley isn’t building/funding the right things, aka solutions to big problems” — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) July 7, 2014. Does Marc mean “move to Silicon Valley” or does he mean “do a startup or join one and work on this stuff”?
Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley
MAY 21, 2012
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. The common wisdom is that Silicon Valley has always gone through waves of innovation and each time it bounces back by reinventing itself.
A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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 These Nonresident Startups Ultimately Needed a Silicon Valley Presence
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Despite the high costs, relocating to Silicon Valley still has its perks
The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”
Up and Running
JULY 25, 2016
Of all the television shows that center around businesses, none feel closer to reality than HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” What makes “Silicon Valley” work is the truth behind the exaggerated situations. Image via HBO.
What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys (Plural)
JUNE 23, 2014
Yet policymakers are always searching for the next Silicon Valley because of the critical link between tech innovation, economic growth, and social opportunity. Andreessen Horowitz innovation Silicon Valley Photo: Patrick Nouhailler/ Flickr.
What HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Gets Hilariously Wrong
MAY 12, 2017
HBO's "Silicon Valley" hilariously mimics tech land. But companies don't really work this way. Startup
Why Silicon Valley is a temporary phenomenon
Start Up Blog
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then Britain would still be the centre of manufacturing. If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then the Spinning Jenny would still be the most important tool of production.
Silicon Valley Is Filled With Liars
AUGUST 30, 2012
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. However more important were the comments from people saying “oh my gosh, how dare this girl!” ” Seriously?
The Surprising Startup Hub That's Second Only to Silicon Valley
DECEMBER 18, 2015
The Nordic region is home to the strongest startup ecosystem outside of Silicon Valley. Here's why
A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley
DECEMBER 15, 2014
Here’s a quick review of a few of the entrepreneurial archetypes you’ll meet in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley was literally built by this cohort; without them, it wouldn’t exist. The following is a guest post by Nathan Beckord.
The Silicon Valley Investors You Need to Know in 2016
JULY 1, 2016
Investment is key to startup growth, here are some of the top Silicon Valley investors to help your startup grow
Silicon Valley's Moral Delusion
APRIL 25, 2017
Is Uber's CEO a truer representation of Silicon Valley values than, say, Apple's?
Building Startup Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley
JULY 31, 2013
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. Most entrepreneurs are not located where they are (other than Silicon Valley, New York and perhaps a few others) because it’s actually the best place to run their startup.
This Unsuspecting European City Could Become Silicon Valley's Biggest Rival
APRIL 17, 2017
Here are six reasons why Barcelona is becoming a hot bed for startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. Startup
3 Reasons to Avoid Silicon Valley for Your Startup
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
If you're a hot tech startup, you set up in Silicon Valley, right? Maybe not. The prevailing wisdom might be changing along with the area codes
Risk and Culture in Silicon Valley
APRIL 12, 2011
This talk on Risk and Culture in Silicon Valley is a small 1 minute snippet of a longer interview on his blog. Om Malik runs Gigaom , probably the most interesting and accurate site on the blogosphere. Om was kind enough to have me in for an interview.
Silicon Valley's Honesty Problem: Learning From Theranos
APRIL 14, 2016
Silicon Valley has an honesty problem, and entrepreneurs should take note Theranos isn't the only startup guilty of exaggeration.
Lessons for startup ecosystems from the history of Silicon Valley
The Equity Kicker
MAY 9, 2016
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).
Can you build “Silicon Valley” companies outside of the Valley?
Version One Ventures
JULY 14, 2014
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
JUNE 18, 2013
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. You have to be connected to Silicon Valley.
Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
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?
Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley
Startup Lessons Learned
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
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.
[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley
JULY 11, 2012
So you’re looking to start up or relocating your company to the wonderful startup haven of Silicon Valley, eh? Well, finding a place in Silicon Valley to call home is not the easiest thing to do, but this infographic from Riviera Partners may help.
Why Even Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Need a Business Plan
Up and Running
APRIL 25, 2014
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.
Austin Isn't Going to Be the Next Silicon Valley. And It's Perfectly Fine With That
MARCH 9, 2017
Don't try to be the next Silicon Valley. The new narrative in Austin? Be the next Austin
Bubbles, Unicorns, Outliers and Innovation in Silicon Valley and Austin
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News When the Facebooks and Twitters of the world are soaring everyone thinks of Silicon Valley as a glorious place, said Bill Gurley, general partner of Benchmark Capital. They scatter like the lights coming on in […] The post Bubbles, Unicorns, Outliers and Innovation in Silicon Valley and Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Silicon Valley T2 Venture Capital University of Texas UTinSV
Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?
Both Sides of the Table
AUGUST 27, 2012
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
JANUARY 18, 2012
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.
The Nigerian Prince(s) of Silicon Valley
The Next Web
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Remember the Nigerian Prince email scam? It goes something like this: “I’m a very rich Nigerian Prince with a cash flow dilemma, and if you give me money today, I’ll give you more money tomorrow.” I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea. This scam is funny now, right?
Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor
Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook
MARCH 18, 2014
Raising the minimum wage in Silicon Valley (beyond San Jose which has already done so) is a very important and rational thing to do for the economic health of the valley, California, and the USA economy as a whole. Sometimes Cinderella Boys Hit Innovation Holes-in-One.
What HBO's Silicon Valley Can Teach You About Startups
MAY 9, 2016
Silicon Valley mixes business with comedy while providing startups with valuable lessons
Exploiting Silicon Valley For Profit (and Maybe Fun)
JUNE 21, 2012
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.
Protected: How Austin (and not Silicon Valley) is Changing VC/Tech Law
MAY 23, 2016
The post Protected: How Austin (and not Silicon Valley) is Changing VC/Tech Law appeared first on SiliconHills. There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Austin