Silicon Valley by Numbers

CALIFORNIA’s Silicon Valley, the 50-mile stretch between San Francisco and San Jose, is perhaps the most productive and innovative land mass in the world.

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The Economist has identified 99 listed technology companies with market values of over $1 billion that call the Valley home.

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Together, these 99 companies are worth some $2.8 trillion (an increase of 75% over the past 30 months), and account for around 6% of all corporate America’s corporate profits.
Source: Silicon Valley’s fortunes: What a PErformance, Economist

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  • 51 new tech companies launched every month in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • The were  15,931  self-identified Silicon Valley “angel investors” in 2014

  • $118,949 Average salary for a Google software engineer, according to Glassdoor.com
  • $37,800 Average salary that San Francisco bay area–based startup founders pay themselve

  • +62% change in the price of San Francisco office space since 2009

  • $1,050 / Month – Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco in 2004
    $3,150 / Month Median – in 2014,
    Source: One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush, by Gideon Lewis-Kraus. Wired.

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