PC Pro – Silicon Valley touches down in Oxford

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Silicon Valley touches down in Oxford
Alun Williams, PC Pro

Silicon Valley came to Oxford University yesterday, for the sixth time in this annual event, and two clear themes arose: the advisability for would-be entrepreneurs to Go West and plug themselves into the Silicon Valley network, and the threat posed by Google to the traditional funding strategies for online start-ups.

Among the West Coast attendees at the Said Business School were successful start-up founders, such as Reid Hoffman, CEO and founder of Linked in and formerly of PayPal, and Alex WelchCEO and founder of Photobucket, technologists such as Chris Sacca, Google’s Head of Special Initiatives, and venture capitalists, such as Allen Morgan, MD of Mayfield, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest VC firms.

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