This is not Silicon Valley

Keith Teare
16 min readSep 29, 2015

Introduction

I wrote this essay in December 2013 whilst spending 6 days on the Island of Hainan between events in Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

It retains its relevance today in the context of the so-called Series A crunch and the Unicorn boom.

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The original essay

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Keith Teare

Founder at SignalRank Corporation. Publisher of That Was The Week, Founder at archimedes.studio. Founding TechCrunch investor