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Curator: Do Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Fail Better?

What makes West Coast entrepreneurs so special? Apparently they embrace failure better than others. "Hey East Coast entrepreneurs: We fail better than you. XO -- your friends in...


What makes West Coast entrepreneurs so special? Apparently they embrace failure better than others. “Hey East Coast entrepreneurs: We fail better than you. XO — your friends in the Valley.” Apparently, the secret to Silicon Valley’s success isn’t just the good weather and smart people – turns out, the secret to our region’s entrepreneurial preeminence just may be the way we embrace failure.” (Forbes)

 

It is the best of times … for online businesses. “The cost and resources required to launch an online company are at a significantly lower threshold than ever before. On the other hand, startups have a much higher threshold of performance required to be successful …” (Venture Beat)

 

Get big or get bought. A growing number of tech startups are looking to be acquired as they expect tougher times ahead. The days of angel investors fighting for a sliver of hot deals and venture capital gushing forth at soaring valuations, may be a thing of the past. (CNN Money)

 

It’s time to think bigger. Radical ideas are poised to attract aggressive funding. GigaOM shares projections for what’s next. (GigaOM)

 

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