It’s not about the funding – it’s about creating exits

“Silicon Valley as a source of capital is no better or worse than any other big city. There are plenty of sources of capital everywhere. Yes, they may be better at writing 40M dollar checks to startups. But start up capital is not the secret sauce.”

“What Silicon Valley does better than anyone is create exits. They know how to get people who they have made money for to turn over a lot of that money to buy the companies they have invested in. They know how to put on a show to get a company to an IPO. They know how to go out and get hundreds of millions of dollars to bridge companies with 10s of millions in revenues to their IPO and more importantly to make sure the IPO happens.”

Paypal IPO

http://blogmaverick.com/2014/03/19/the-back-to-the-future-arbitrage-of-silicon-valley-and-what-it-will-take-to-beat-it/

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