For such a large & prosperous city that has a ton of tech talent, the tech startup scene in Seattle sure sucks.
Why is it so?
- Ok let me google this for you: company founded by Microsoft alum and already exit before 2011- realnetworks, Zappos, Expedia, Flipboard, valve, picnik, pure network, twango, ilike, Zillow, Glassdoor, stack overflow, cranium, docverse, intellectual venture...is this enough for you, Microsoft hater?
- You never heard about them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. They go to Bay Area because that’s where they get the money and talent at that time, plain and simple. When there are more investors and talents here like now, there will be more startups. Also the company you mentioned I dun think create more jobs than Zillow Expedia though
- Mr.Snowflake, where did politics come into picture here? It's a well known fact that middle Eastern money was/is a major reason for the startups getting funding. It is also a well known fact that wealthy from middle East have more residences and presence in California compared to Washington.
- AIG / ProductRagingmoreSeattle is cosy enough for settling down! However, there are quite a few startups there