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.

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

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A Few Funny Characters You'll Find In Silicon Valley

OnStartups

Nathan is co-founder and CEO of Foundersuite , a San Francisco-based company developing the ultimate collection of software tools and templates for entrepreneurs. Here’s a quick review of a few of the entrepreneurial archetypes you’ll meet in Silicon Valley.

[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Software engineers are extremely high in demand, and over the past few years the growth in their salaries has shown exactly how much in demand they are. Here’s an infographic that shows you more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

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.

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. There are a number off issues at play here but some counter-points to her whole thesis: Not all failed startups are acquihired – I’ve spoken with countless entrepreneurs who have shut down their apps.

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.

Silicon Valley Is Hacking Your Food

Inc Startups

Software isn''t eating your lunch…not just yet. 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.

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. Two of three of them say that business conditions are better than they were last year, and three out of four expect things to get even better in the next 12 months.

VC Victor Hwang: How To Create The Next Silicon Valley

ReadWriteStart

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. Software is hard.

Your Computer May Already be Hacked – NSA Inside?

Steve Blank

Given my talks on the Secret History of Silicon Valley I was interviewed on NPR about the disclosure that the NSA said they had a new capability that tripled the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism. Customer Development Secret History of Silicon Valley

[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012

YoungUpstarts

Despite a year-on-year fall of 3.6-percent in the final quarter of 2012, overall average annual salaries has increased 3.7-percent year-on-year to US$118,900, according to an infographic from Silicon Valley technical recruiting firm, Riviera Partners.

Bob Dorf – How Silicon Valley Innovates

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Bob Dorf’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE – FOR PEOPLE BUILDING GREAT SOFTWARE BUSINESSES. “If you’re a serious software entrepreneur in any stage, it will change your life to attend Business of Software.”

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank

Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. Engineers in the very small world of silicon and semiconductors would meet at the Wagon Wheel and swap technical problems and solutions with co-workers and competitors.

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

Inc Startups

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

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

ReadWriteStart

Foreign visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network and connect strangers. Engineers in the very small world of silicon and semiconductors would meet at the Wagon Wheel and swap technical problems and solutions with co-workers and competitors.

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor

Inc Startups

In 1991, he joined SynOptics, a Silicon Valley-based networking company. Chandna also had a great run at Check Point Software where he “was part of the core management team for 6.5 Asheem Chandna, partner at Greylock Partners, has a knack for putting money on winners.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. But startups located anywhere other than a high-tech center may as well be pitching for investment in the Silicon Taiga. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley.

7 Signs of the Silicon Valley Apocalypse

Inc Startups

It's coming to Silicon Valley, home of so many entrepreneurs, VCs, and tech firms. One of Silicon Valley's top investors announces he's getting out. And it's coming to Silicon Valley, home of so many technology companies and venture capital firms.

Who Funds Silicon Valley? Not VCs

Inc Startups

Government deserves credit for entrepreneurship in the U.S. But it needs to register a return. In recent months, a head-to-head contest has come to be seen as government vs. business. And according to one narrative, government is the problem.

“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

Living in Europe with easy access to different countries, divergent points of view, and experiencing the spectrum of “outsider” status relative to Silicon Valley has been life changing and a career choice I would recommend to everyone even if only for a couple of years.

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

Inc Startups

A LinkedIn survey reveals the Valley''s top 10 start-ups, based on their interactions with developers and engineers. In Silicon Valley, start-ups and tech giants are as ubiquituous as the software engineers who come to work for them. Looking to hire?

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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.)

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. Today, Silicon Valley is the consumer and enterprise software capital of the world.

Why Hinterlands Startups Can’t Get Silicon Valley Funding

ReadWriteStart

Silicon Forest, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Hills, Silicon Sandbar. But startups located anywhere other than a high-tech center may as well be pitching for investment in the Silicon Taiga. Louis than it does in Silicon Valley.

Software Giant Hopes Silicon Valley Cafe Will Open New Doors

Inc Startups

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

The Backward Silicon Valley Thinking You Need to Ignore

Inc Startups

It was founded by someone who definitely saw his 20s long ago and has nothing to do with software or hardware. Or they don''t want to think about companies that come out from areas other than the Silicon Valley.

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

Inc Startups

Job creation in New York City''s tech industry has nearly returned to levels seen during the Dotcom bubble, but its tech startup scene still doesn''t hold a candle to Silicon Valley.

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. I started UpKeep after seeing and using traditional enterprise software. Noah says, “Agile is what most software companies use.

The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

While labeled the “dot.com” bubble, valuations went crazy across a wide range of technology sectors including telecommunications, enterprise software and biotech, not just the Internet. And it appears that at least in Silicon Valley, a larger percentage of money made in the last tech bubble is recirculated back into investments into the next generation of tech startups. Filed under: Family/Career , Secret History of Silicon Valley , Venture Capital.

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. Now it’s 2011 and for the third time, I can see the sign that Silicon Valley is booming again. This is what Silicon Valley looks like at the moment: Those signs are everywhere.

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? These towns are setting their expectations way too high while the real Silicon Valley giggles at the sight. Silicon – Uh, yeah, that word?

7 Powerful Insights From a Silicon Valley Insider

Inc Startups

is one of Silicon Valley’s greatest new generation venture capitalists. A Stanford and Harvard Business School graduate, he helped found Trilogy, a Texas-based software company. He also started and took public a broadband software company, Motive.

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

Inc Startups

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

How to Get Laid Off

OnlyOnce

In 2009 I was working at a software security start up in the Silicon Valley. Business laid off Silicon Valley How to Get Laid Off. One of my colleagues at Return Path saw my post about How to Quit Your Job and was inspired to share this story with me. Please note there is no other method to my posting it other than thinking it’s a very good way of approaching a very difficult situation.

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. In general, the software industry had the best valuation related-results in 4Q10, followed by the cleantech, hardware and internet/digital media industries, while the lifescience industry trailed. Software. By Barry J. Kramer and Michael J. Patrick of Fenwick & West LLP.

Software Eating Industries

Mucker Lab

The global trend for software powered innovations to permanently impacting every part of our lives and every part of our work is unstoppable and just at the beginning. Instead of funding or founding enterprise software companies – these new startups are increasingly hybrids.

Looking for the Black and Latino Faces in Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Jackson plans to lead a delegation to Hewlett-Packard''s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday to bring attention to Silicon Valley''s poor record of including blacks and Latinos in hiring, board appointments and startup funding.

How to Buck the Silicon Valley Model and Grow Slowly

Inc Startups

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

This Startup Just Raised $14 Million for an Idea Investors Once Called 'Insane' and 'Stupid'

Inc Startups

Sapho's founders think that large corporations still want to buy on-premise software for security reasons. Silicon Valley disagrees. Wisdom of the Cloud