May 20, 2014
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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