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Do Build Your Startup Outside Silicon Valley

In 2013, Harvard Business Review proclaimed, "Don't Build Your Startup Outside Silicon Valley". Read the tech press today and you'll get the feeling this is still considered the gospel truth. 

Don't believe everything you read. 

Here's a list of successful companies that dared to create a web-tech business outside of The Valley. And these are just the companies I can reel off the top of my head. 

FreeAgent, Edinburgh 
Spotify, Stockholm 
Shopify, Toronto 
Xero, Wellington 
Fastmail, Melbourne 
Basecamp, Chicago 
Amazon, Seattle 
Deezer, Paris 
Trello, New York 
Skype, Stockholm 
TransferWise, London 
Skyscanner, Edinburgh 
Atlassian, Sydney 
Soundcloud, Berlin 
Booking.com, Netherlands 
Mojang, Stockholm 
Songkick, London 
Shazam, London

Do build your startup outside Silicon Valley.