After Selling His Startup For $1.2 Billion, Yammer CEO (David Sacks) Calls The End Of Silicon Valley:
- Escape attention of major Internet companies (which Sacks says are better run than ever before)
- Launch and prove a business for ~ $5 million or less (the average seed plus Series A round)
- Find an idea that can be protected (patented) from big companies once they realize what you’re up to.
- Avoid patent lawsuits.
“How many ideas like that are left?” he asks.