Marc Andreessen Names Atlanta “Hot” Tech Hub to Watch

May 20, 2014

9:00 am

Looks like Silicon Valley is losing some of its groove. At least that is what venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen, told The New York Times in a recent article. And guess what city he mentioned as hot on his radar? Atlanta.

Andressen was the co-founder of one of the first major web browsers Netscape and sits on the board of Twitter, Facebook, eBay and Hewlett-Packard. He explained that new valleys will eventually emerge, “but that they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats.”

Large tech companies, like AT&T, Dell SecureWorks and First Data are based in Atlanta, but it is also the home of Georgia Tech. The city is also home to more than 150 mobile tech-related startups, 12th in the nation for number of tech startups.

So what attracts entrepreneurs to Atlanta? Low cost of doing business, great music, and a fantastic food scene.

 

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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