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Peter Thiel: ‘You don’t want to be the Harvard of North Dakota’ [Technical.ly Podcast]

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Etsy will try to stay handmade as a publicly-traded company. (Photo by Flickr user Charles & Hudson, used under a Creative Commons license)

Peter Thiel says what’s really going to define a technology ecosystem for a city is getting to a point where successful startups stick around and plant a flag.

That seems to be happening in Brooklyn.

Makerbot says it’s not going anywhere. Etsy signed a ten-year lease. Genius is moving into a bigger building in Gowanus and Kickstarter crossed the river from Manhattan to be here.

So, by Thiel’s standards, ours is a geography that has its defining corporate landmarks. Full speed ahead.

Thiel made his remarks on the latest episode of the Technical.ly Podcast. Thiel is the cofounder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, and an early investor behind Facebook and Airbnb. Thiel was in Philadelphia in late September talking about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. He spoke to Technical.ly’s Zack Seward afterwards.

Other notes from the show:

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Companies: RedBerrry / PayPal / Twitter
Series: Brooklyn

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