Observations from a founder on Seattle and Silicon Valley’s startup scenes
A part of the never-ending speculation over ‘the next Silicon Valley,’ Seattle is a tech hub heavyweight that often draws comparisons to the reigning center of the tech universe some 800 miles to the south. As a tech entrepreneur who had spent a fair amount of time in Washington, a recent trip to Silicon Valley helped bring the debate into focus. Coming on the heels of a trip to Seattle, I was able to get a close glimpse into Silicon Valley’s tech ecosystem and found that although these two areas have a great deal in common, key differences persist. The… This story continues at The Next Web
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I’m often asked how the company I work for managed to successfully expand from Sub-Saharan Africa to Poland, a very different type of market, to say the least. It’s complicated but I can tell you one thing, we didn’t follow any existing playbook. Instead, we followed some basic rules of the road that I would recommend to all entrepreneurs who want to expand internationally: Understand your markets and customers If you don’t take the time to understand how countries differ from one another, it will be an uphill battle to launch your product. There are vast cultural differences that can… This story continues at The Next Web