My name is Justin. I am a startup founder spending one month in Silicon Valley fundraising. I’m documenting this journey to share my experiences with other founders considering making the trek for the first time. Hope this helps! 

 
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2: The Real Silicon Valley 

It’s easy to listen to the buzz and have a pre-conceived notion of what Silicon Valley is like before visiting. I am still piecing everything together, but I can clear a few things up after two weeks in the Valley.
 
The Vibe 
Startup “talk” runs rampant. With such a high concentration of startups and tech companies, everyone is connected to the tech scene, making casual conversations often sound like this: