On Copying Silicon Valley in Australia

Simon Sharwood for the Register:

…when I visited San Francisco last August for VMworld 2013, I sought out some real, live, Silicon Valley venture capitalists at the parties they throw to publicise their funded companies and build their eventual IPO price. I asked them what prospects Australia has, in their opinion, of replicating Silicon Valley’s success by adopting the startup agenda.

Long story short: zero multiplied by the cube-root of zero.

I thought this was a pretty thought-provoking, if slightly damning piece. Every city wants to become ‘The Silicon Valley of [country]’, and every country wants a home-grown Google or Facebook. But we’re not the US, so why should we try to mimic the Silicon Valley model?

Reckoner had its humble beginnings way back in June of 2013.

Founded by James Croft, along with Peter Wells and Anthony Agius they created what would go on to become one of Australia’s most highly regarded and award winning independent tech blogs.

With its uniquely Australian voice Reckoner is committed to offering a “no-holds-barred” approach to its writing. Beholden to no one but its audience. Reckoner’s goal is to remain completely transparent and honour the trust it’s built with its faithful readership.

Support Reckoner!
Thanks for stopping by. It looks like you're really enjoying the content so why not help a brother out and pitch in for a coffee.

Your support makes all the difference!