Top 50 Global Innovation Hotspots

Take a journey exploring every major startup scene in the world—from Seattle to Sydney, Stockholm to Seoul—ranked using GSV’s expertise and experience.

Market Profiles + Local Lowdown

Need-to-knows including the top VCs and angel investors, can’t-miss events, what the locals wear and drive, and even where to close a deal over dinner or beers.

Insider Tips + Fun Facts

Phrases to avoid in a pitch, networking etiquette, and required reading... plus GSV’s Pioneer 250, a new list of private companies poised to become the World’s next Unicorns.

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A fun, yet factual guide to thrive not only in Silicon Valley, but in the emerging Global Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with big ideas, start-ups, and inventing the future. But today, the magic of Silicon Valley has gone viral and global. From Austin to Boston, from Shanghai to Dubai, a Global Silicon Valley is emerging.

Bestselling author, venture capitalist, and global thought leader Michael Moe maps out an insider’s guide to Silicon Valley and the hottest emerging markets from around the world. The book highlights need-to-knows, including who the top VCs and angel investors are, phrases to avoid in a pitch, or even where to close a deal over dinner or beers. Visually engaging, THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK aspires to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.

What they’re saying about the Global Silicon Valley Handbook

Dick Kramlich
Chairman + Co-Founder
New Enterprise Associates

“It had to happen! Silicon Valley is now ubiquitous! The Global Silicon Valley Handbook gives you facts and an informed opinion about everything you need to know when starting your company.”

“Entrepreneurs do change the world. We are entering an exciting new era where you can go from an idea to reaching millions of people at breathtaking speeds. The Global Silicon Valley Handbook is chock full of invaluable information on who you need to know, what you need to know, and where you need to go.”

Carol Bartz
Former CEO of
Autodesk + Yahoo!
Tim Draper
founder, Draper Associates and DFJ

“Finally! A book from a true Silicon Valley ecosystem innovator! The Global Silicon Valley Handbook is an entertaining ‘must read’ for anyone interested in how this Valley works. Michael Moe takes you around the Valley with an entertaining tongue-in-cheek edge, while giving you the smarts you need to become a success in the tech world. Dig in. You will read it again and again.”

“Michael Moe has done it again. The Global Silicon Valley Handbook is a brilliant tour of the changing entrepreneurial landscape -- packed not just with words, but valuable, even unconventional insights. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too! It is a must read for anyone serious about investing, building or partnering with important start ups around the globe. It is like Outliers for 2017.”

Carlos Watson
founder and CEO, OZY
Dave Pottruck
former CEO, Charles Schwab, and Active Angel Investor

“Finally, the definitive source of what all entrepreneurs really need to know! From Silicon Valley to Singapore, this book tells you whom you should be meeting with, where to hold those meetings, what to say, what questions to ask, what books to read, and so much more. This is a true Handbook full of useful info. Seriously, there is no B.S. If you want to start a company you need to have this at your side.”

“Michael Moe has long been an influential thought leader at the cutting edge of global technology, investing, and leadership. In The Global Silicon Valley Handbook, Michael has compiled an invaluable, clever, insightful, incredibly practical, and fun resource for entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone interested in the innovation economy in Silicon Valley and around the world.”

James M. Citrin
leader, Spencer Stuart CEO of Practice, and author of The Career Playbook
Ronnie Lott
NFL Hall of Famer
+ VC Investor

“Michael Moe and the Global Silicon Valley Team have written the play-book on how an entrepreneur can win big in the Global Silicon Valley.”

“Very enjoyable. A great tongue-in-cheek guide for entrepreneurs on where to be seen, who to raise capital from, and how to pitch. It’ll even tell you which restaurants to frequent and which phrases never to say to a VC. Michael Moe has created an unfiltered insider’s playbook to navigating the Global Silicon Valley.”I’ll be consulting it next time I’m abroad.”

Joe Lonsdale
Founding Partner

In The News

  1. GSV’s Michael Moe Interviewed by CGTN America

  2. Welcome to the Global Silicon Valley

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