Is Silicon Valley Dying? No And Why It Still Makes Sense For Entrepreneurs

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There are these headlines: Aug 26, 2020: Palantir’s Bay Area move makes Denver the city to watch amid Silicon Valley’s exodus Dec 1, 2020: Hewlett Packard Enterprise moving headquarters from Silicon Valley Dec 12, 2020: Oracle to move headquarters from Bay Area to Texas And then there are these headlines: Dec 11, 2020: Yes, The Biggest Exits Are Still Bay Area Companies Dec 24, 2020: Ignore the tech naysayers — San Francisco isn’t dying Dec 28, 2020: California May Lose Some of Its Stars. But Silicon Valley Is Forever. So which one is it? Every few years there is a…...

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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.