Hyperbolic Headlines About Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

The hyperbolic headlines are once again accompanying the articles about Silicon Valley. A Sunday NY Times article titled Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley kicks off what I expect is another wave of this. It references a recent Wired article titled Everyone Hates Silicon Valley, Except Its Imitators , Go read them all and then tune back in here. Now, go read Ian Hathaway’s post titled Silicon Valley is Not Over.

Halt and Catch Fire Decimates Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

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).

Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Feld Thoughts

Today Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced their support for Global EIR , a cause for which I care deeply. The post Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Philanthropy Global EIR silicon valley bank Startup Visa svb

Book: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley

Feld Thoughts

I read Emily Chang’s book Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley the day it came out. The post Book: Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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. The offset strategy was smart weapons, smart sensors, and stealth using silicon chips, electronics and computers that only the U.S.

Is VC Funding the Real Unicorn in Silicon Valley?

Up and Running

So, no: VC funding isn’t such a rare thing in Silicon Valley or anywhere else. Funding a Business funding Silicon Valley startups VC VC funding venture capital

Silicon Valley's Moral Delusion

Inc Startups

Is Uber's CEO a truer representation of Silicon Valley values than, say, Apple's?

Silicon Valley – Religion, Operating System, or Something Else?

Feld Thoughts

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.

Changing the narrative on distributed teams in Silicon Valley

Version One Ventures

The predominant narrative among Silicon Valley start-ups has been: don’t open a second office until you have reached 100+ employees. A recent article “Bay Area Bay Area’s High Costs Drive Away Some Tech Firms” details numerous examples of Silicon Valley start-ups that are moving their headquarters or opening a second location in places like Austin, Denver and Atlanta – and many engineers, marketers, even executives are considering moving.

Why I invest outside the Silicon Valley

Hippoland

From that perspective, things have been mostly rosy in the Silicon Valley for startups! except for 2008-2009, which is another story) But, I think we’re in trouble, Silicon Valley. I grew up here in the Bay Area during the dot com boom.

The Buddhists Of Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Once a Silicon Valley corporate lawyer and business executive, he was chosen by Steve Jobs to form part of the driving force behind the early and unanticipated success of the Pixar animation company. by Sarah Emory, Instaread.co. “I I never look back, darling.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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. If Silicon Valley wasn’t a temporary phenomenon, then the Spinning Jenny would still be the most important tool of production.

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.

Confessions Of A Female Immigrant Entrepreneur In Silicon Valley

YFS Magazine

Being a minority — a young, female Indian tech entrepreneur — I relentlessly spent the first three years building my first startup and knocking on the doors of almost every venture capital firm in the valley, until I raised my first round of venture financing.

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. 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.

There Is Only ONE Silicon Valley

Gust

Silicon Valley is a very special place – the nucleus of high-growth, high technology entrepreneurship in the US, indeed, in the world. The Valley produces world-class entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and successful high-tech companies – all growing and creating jobs on one relatively small peninsula. The Valley has been a unique place for over half a century. Still, the competition in the Valley is fierce.

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. 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”?

Building Startup Ecosystems Outside of Silicon Valley

Instigator Blog

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.

Silicon Valley (and ProfessorVC) is Lazy

Professor VC

I always enjoy teaching these types of groups because it makes me realize the bubble we live in here in Silicon Valley. In the video, Mark calls out Silicon Valley as lazy for not doing basic research around markets. I taught a class yesterday afternoon to a group of 25 Italian executives, managers, and entrepreneurs participating in the TVLP Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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. The common wisdom is that Silicon Valley has always gone through waves of innovation and each time it bounces back by reinventing itself.

#Calexit Draws Support from Silicon Valley Elite

Inc Startups

Donald Trump's election has upset Silicon Valley to the point of some calling for California's secession from the United States

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

Both Sides of the Table

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.”

What HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Gets Hilariously Wrong

Inc Startups

HBO's "Silicon Valley" hilariously mimics tech land. But companies don't really work this way. Startup

Here's How Silicon Valley Creates Addictive Products

Inc Startups

Silicon Valley is producing products you use every day. How are product managers tapping into your mind to build new habits? Design

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.” What makes “Silicon Valley” work is the truth behind the exaggerated situations. Image via HBO.

This Refugee Helped Build Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove, a refugee, played an important role in building Silicon Valley

We Don’t Talk Enough About Money In Silicon Valley. No, Really.

Hunter Walker

We don’t really talk about money in Silicon Valley. “Look, I’m incredibly thankful for this industry. It made me a millionaire.”

3 Examples Of Creative Branding (From Silicon Valley Giants)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When it comes to branding, you learn from some of the best tech startups in Silicon Valley and follow in their footsteps. You don’t need to be a Silicon Valley giant to apply these concepts at your company.

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

Many startup ecosystems in the world want to be like Silicon Valley. But so far, none has surpassed Silicon Valley as the most successful entrepreneurship ecosystem. According to the report, the top 20 start-up ecosystems in the world are: Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley Is Not A Community

Nick O'Neill

I’ve seen tons of communities around the world try to replicate Silicon Valley. Whether it’s attempting to have more seed investing, more successful startups, or an increased density of educated talent, they want to be like Silicon Valley. Yet after living in Silicon Valley for three years, I’ve recognized something that provides a stark contrast to other places around the world: there’s no “startup community” here.

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

Steve Blank

They are putting Innovation Outposts into Innovation Clusters -in particular Silicon Valley – to tap into the clusters’ innovation ecosystems. (An In the last five years, hundreds of large companies have established Innovation Outposts (and here ) in Silicon Valley.

Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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.

How Israeli Expats In Silicon Valley Produce Winning Startups

Inc Startups

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

Why Not All Tech Success Stories Need to Start in Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

In Silicon Valley, you're fighting for talent, you're fighting for attention, you're falling into the celebrity status mindset. Startup

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

Steve Blank

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance I always had been curious about how Silicon Valley, a place I had lived and worked in, came to be. How did Silicon Valley start? This October is the 100th anniversary of Silicon Valley, unnoticed and unmentioned by anyone.)

Silicon Valley's Unicorns Are Overvalued

Inc Startups

New research from Stanford Graduate School of Business shows that unicorns report values on average about 51% above what they are really worth. Money

Silicon Valley Developers Are Frustrated by Amazon's Hosting Outage

Inc Startups

Many websites hosted on Amazon Web Services have been taken down by an outage, leaving Silicon Valley developers frustrated

Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment

Steve Blank

I got smarter about the world outside of Silicon Valley, met some wonderful people who made me feel part of their family and shared some thoughts about entrepreneurship. Creating the Next Silicon Valley – The Chilean Experiment. Lessons From the Valley.