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This is the kind of thing that's relevant when it's relevant. If you are making twilio or stripe, it is probably important to be in SV. If you're making tinder, you should probably live in a big college town. Facebook? You can live anywhere. Twitter? LA might be a good idea.

If you're making an ebay killer, you can live anywhere.




I don't think Facebook could ever have been as successful anywhere else. At the very least, its incubation on a major college campus was a huge benefit, and the students themselves evangelised it to the rest of the world.


Sure. It needed to be near students. There are students in other places too.

Anything else applies to any other startup, I think.




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