Have been out here in bay area for past few days, and visibly out of action on venturewoods. Everytime I come here a couple of things hit me:

1. The infrastructure for startups to get going is great — right from office space onwards. There are literally hundreds of easy to move in/low lockin options ideal for startups

2. The ecosystem in terms of involving experienced executives still working at other firms is there — this is more a matter of mental openness than anything else, but the “pre startup” phase seems to be doing well.

Alok Mittal

Alok is a first generation entrepreneur, now in the venture capital business. Alok heads up venture operations for Canaan Partners in India, with focus on internet, technology and BPO space. Alok is also a founding member of Indian Angel Network - an organization comprising successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in seed stage businesses. Prior to this, Alok cofounded JobsAhead.com, a leading job portal which was acquired by Monster.com. Alok is an active charter member of TiE Delhi. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi and, postgraduate from UC, Berkeley.

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