STARTUP VALLEY

A curated collection of seminal articles, offhanded remarks, and engaging reading about Silicon Valley. If you want to learn about the Valley ecosystem, grab a tablet or e-reader, a cosy chair, your favourite beverage and start reading.

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Introduction

Valley vibe and community culture

1. The Startups

Definition

Seed

Growth

Exit

Death

The Full Lifecycle

2. The Process

Inception

Building a team

Designing a product

Getting funded

Growth and scaling

Maturity

Float or Sell

3. The Founders

Personality Types

Legends

Nine in Ten: struggling founders

4. The Incubators

Y Combinator

Programs

Spaces

5. The Angels

Elder Statesmen & Superangels

Consortia

Celebrities

6. The Venture Capitalists

Investment philosophies

Sand Hill Road

The Rosewood

Reputation Capital

Niche VCs

NKOTB

The associates

7. The Private Equity Firms & Investment Bankers

Technology PE

Growth funds

I-Bankers

8. The Lawyers

Firms

In-house

Legislation and lobbying

9. The Early Employee

Profiles

Experiences and war stories

10. The Engineers

CTOs and VPs of Engineering

Product Managers

Technical Operations

Designers

11. The Business Guys

I'm CEO, bitch

Smooth Operators

An offer you can't refuse: Bus & Corp Dev

CFOs and CROs

Viral marketers

12. The Students and Interns

Stanford

Berkeley and beyond

13. The Academics

Technologists

The GSB & D-School

The Consulting Academics

14. Silicon X

  • The lure of Chilecon Valley
    by Anonymous from The Economist on Oct. 13, 2012
  • New York Isn’t Silicon Valley. That’s Why They Like It.
    by Jenna Wortham from The New York Times on Mar. 6, 2010
  • Endnotes & Miscellania

  • Stanford University 2005 Commencement Address
    by Steve Jobs from Stanford Report on Jun. 12, 2005
  • Copyright claims. Suggest an article.

    Colophon. 37 articles. 86,160 words. Updated periodically. Last updated Jul. 7, 2013. Curated by @stuloh.