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

Steve Blank

In the last five years, hundreds of large companies have established Innovation Outposts (and here ) in Silicon Valley. are examples.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

Software is truly eating the world. 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. Kennedy, September 1962.

Why Middle America Can Be Better for Entrepreneurs Than Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why my VC firm, Illuminate Ventures, invests in enterprise software and SaaS startups beyond Silicon Valley--at CMU, Pitt, and throughout Pittsburgh

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. The Happy Hipster Worker Bee. Single.

Andreessen Horowitz and the disruption of Silicon Valley

The Equity Kicker

The Andreessen-Horowitz (A16Z) story is little short of amazing. I will shortly get to the reasons Peter gives for their success. Venture Capital

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Software isn''t eating your lunch…not just yet. Plenty of them are Silicon Valley types. It just didn''t get very far.

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

Steve Blank

This closed but very large market means that greater than 90% of Chinese software startups focus exclusively on the Chinese market. billion.

There Are Plenty Of Failures In Silicon Valley, Thanks

Nick O'Neill

Amazon had limousines and contracts for software engineers waiting outside the office as they walked out with their boxes. Sarah Lacy calls acquihires a payday lending scheme. I have to disagree. You’re just not reading about them because the main tech blogs aren’t discussing it frequently. It’s not sexy. Of course! Maybe.

What It Takes to Hire a Silicon Valley Software Engineer (Infographic)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting familiar with the most competitive corner of the market will help you land your next great hire

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1991, he joined SynOptics, a Silicon Valley-based networking company. Here's his story and his process for finding start-ups.

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.

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.

VC Victor Hwang: How To Create The Next Silicon Valley


In fact, it’s the subject of his new book - The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley , with co-author Greg Horowitt.

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.

Your Computer May Already be Hacked – NSA Inside?

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development , Secret History of Silicon Valley. Customer Development Secret History of Silicon Valley

[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012


Check out the infographic for more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

LinkedIn Names Silicon Valley's Most In-Demand Start-Ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A LinkedIn survey reveals the Valley''s top 10 start-ups, based on their interactions with developers and engineers. Looking to hire?

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Bob Dorf’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. ” Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software and WP Engine.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. ——-.

Software Giant Hopes Silicon Valley Cafe Will Open New Doors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The software maker SAP is looking to attract fresh blood by opening a coffee shop with extra perks

The Pay-It-Forward Culture: Silicon Valley's Practical Generosity


Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. Sponsor. Discuss.

The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It was founded by someone who definitely saw his 20s long ago and has nothing to do with software or hardware. It''s time for a reality check.

A Tale of Two Cities: Why Silicon Alley Isn't the Next Silicon Valley (Yet)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Among others, there''s software as a service, cloud computing, network and computer security and enterprise computing, Zilberman says.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding


Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. Nice ideas, all of them.

The Solution This Latina CEO Found to Beat Bias in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lola Soto faced workplace bias herself, and is now building software to help deal with it

7 Powerful Insights From a Silicon Valley Insider

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

is one of Silicon Valley’s greatest new generation venture capitalists. What's it take to be a start-up success story? Period.

“Experiencing the spectrum of “outsider” status relative to Silicon Valley has been life changing.” Five Questions With Spotify’s Product Leader Shiva Rajaraman.

Hunter Walker

I had the good fortune of meeting Shiva on his first day at Google in September 2006. At a personal level, what has that been like? It’s a journey.

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.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, Silicon Valley is the consumer and enterprise software capital of the world. get the attention of the market they choose.

Looking for the Black and Latino Faces in Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Thompson, the former CEO of security software maker Symantec Corp., The Rev. Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Google Inc.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding


Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. Nice ideas, all of them.

How to Buck the Silicon Valley Model and Grow Slowly

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Collaborative software company Atlassian wants to grow in a way that ensures it''ll be around fifty years from now

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Software Company

Up and Running

Since the term “cloud computing” was coined in 1996—at least as we have come to understand its meaning—the software as a service industry has exploded.

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

While labeled the “” bubble, valuations went crazy across a wide range of technology sectors including telecommunications, enterprise software and biotech, not just the Internet. Filed under: Family/Career , Secret History of Silicon Valley , Venture Capital. Family/Career Secret History of Silicon Valley Venture Capita

The Sure Tell Sign that Silicon Valley Is Booming Again

FairSoftware's Blog

I have lived through Silicon Valley’s 1999 bubble and its recovery in 2005-2008. Uncategorized job search jobs Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

[contact-form] Can any other region “catch up” to Silicon Valley, or be the next Silicon Valley? Why not?

Zenefits Just Laid Off Nearly Half Its Staff. Here's the Email That Broke the News

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's the latest chapter in the saga of the HR software maker, which was once one of Silicon's Valley's fastest-growing companies

Venture Capital Survey - Silicon Valley Fourth Quarter 2010

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Background - Fenwick & West LLP analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. Software. We have approximately 300 attorneys, with offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Boise. By Barry J. Nasdaq.?

This Social Media Site Spills Silicon Valley's Secrets

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Secret is part of a growing number of apps that seek to let people interact without the fear of a lasting digital record. Is it for you?

Software Eating Industries

Mucker Lab

Instead of funding or founding enterprise software companies – these new startups are increasingly hybrids. Software is eating industries.