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“There is a relative dearth of risk capital to help young entrepreneurial companies get funded,” said Marti Nyman, a former director of global alliances for Best Buy Co. Inc. who has spent considerable time in Silicon Valley. “You need investors comfortable with early-stage investing.”


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“In Silicon Valley, what really helps is that people are always working together. You see people hanging out all of the time. Even people from competing companies are talking about stuff. It’s that interaction that creates the motivation to do something. Here people are more separate. They don’t interact as much.”