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Sure, Silicon Valley may be the first place that comes to mind when you think about startups, but is that really still the prime location to launch a startup these days?

Probably not. In fact, entrepreneurs would fare better with Bangalore, India or Boulder, Colorado or Seattle, Washington as the home base for their newest ventures. Check out the latest infographic from the WhoIsHostingThis team for the reasons why, and the full list of other cities that should be considered when launching a startup.

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  • Fantastic info and glad to see Boulder on there!

  • Stefano Tresca

    Add on London: whoever invests in a startup (seed stage) gets 70% back in taxes.

    Thus an angel investing 100k risks only 30k. An employee investing 1,000 risks only 300 (The % can be different for specific cases, but never less than 50% and sometimes more than 70%). Love this place

    • Would you be willing to expand on that for me? We are heavily part of the start-up community but would like some more insight into the investment world in terms of investing at seed stage – thekid@remote-goat.com