The Silicon Valley Ecosystem

Beth Seidenberg, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Boston and San Diego can claim some footing, but Silicon Valley is truly the hub for technological innovation, says KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg. Her venture firm is doing some work in Europe and China, but Valley culture includes education, technical expertise, talent, and access to capital unparalleled elsewhere. To illustrate her point, Seidenberg offers a case study that compares the ecosystems of Southern California to the offerings of Northern California universities and Sand Hill Road.