Startup Outside A Tech Hub? 3 Arguments For It

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So you are not in a top startup ecosystem like San Francisco, NYC, London, Beijing, Tel Aviv or Bangalore? Many investors will tell you that your company will suffer in terms of hiring, business development and culture, with legitimate concerns. But there is a flip side of the story that often goes unspoken in the narrative, which is why this post will focus on the significant benefits. 1) Hiring — Yes, the talent pool may be smaller but so will costs. And the difference is quite dramatic even within the same country — in the US hubs like Austin or…...

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Amit Garg I have been in Silicon Valley for 20 years -- at Samsung NEXT Ventures, running my own startup (as of May 2019 a series D that has raised $120M and valued at $450M), at Norwest Ventures, and doing product and analytics at Google. My academic training is BS in computer science and MS in biomedical informatics, both from Stanford, and MBA from Harvard. I speak natively 3 languages, live carbon-neutral, am a 70.3 Ironman finisher, and have built a hospital in rural India serving 100,000 people.