Tag Archive: Seattle

Why Seattle startups have an advantage

Nice comments from Microsoft M&A Exec Bob Kelly at the last Mile9 cohort graduation event: “Here’s the ‘dirty secret’ about Silicon Valley, and why Seattle startups have an advantage”. Bob Kelly arguments that Silicon Valley startups typically gain early sales momentum because they sell to other startup or mid-tier companies in the Valley. But in …

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Seattle again in the top tech cities in America

Again, Seattle is at the top in the ranking for tech cities in America. A new article from Bloomberg, based on the 2014 data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, shows San Jose (eg the Silicon Valley) as the top city, followed by Bridgeport CT, then SF and Seattle. More than the ranking per se, …

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Smart Cities

There is a growing number of people that try to define a city to be “smart”: smart cities find ways to become more efficient, to deliver more services via mobile technology, to optimize existing infrastructure, and to leverage citizen participation to create better land-use decisions and to break down bureaucracy in order to stimulate a …

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“Mountains and salmon and coffee and rain” of Seattle

Tableau (DATA) is top on the economic news these days, thanks to the great success of its IPO, that even few days after keeps humming at +75% vs. the initial offering price – kudos! Well, ten years ago Tableau’s founders decided they needed a change of scenery and chose the “mountains and salmon and coffee and …

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Seattle startups ride cloud of innovation

Once again, an article describes that Seattle and its tech start ups are alive and kicking, and driving innovation and economic growth. Different from the past in fact,  the Valley’s been fretting about a slowdown in venture funding for consumer Web companies: “consumer behaviors are starting to ossify on the Web, and it is harder …

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Seattle the #1 Best City for Technology Jobs in the US

This is the news that Forbes publishes, based on high-tech employment data collected from EMSI and charted by the Praxis Strategy Group. During tough economic times, technology is often seen as the one bright spot. In the U.S. this past year technology jobs outpaced the overall rate of new employment nearly four times. But if …

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Why You Should Start a Company in… Seattle

It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. Laura Rich, from Fast Company, has been doing a virtual road trip of sorts to the nation’s technology hubs, asking people in those communities to …

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