San Francisco, California

Synonymous with overnight fortunes, high-tech revolutions, and futuristic developments, Silicon Valley covers a 45 mile stretch across famous cities like Palo Alto and Cupertino. The entrepreneurial explosion that has been occurring for 50 some years has fostered global staples such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Intel, all the while paving the way for new high-tech start ups including WhatsApp and Pinterest. The region continues to offer a breadth of opportunities for tech-centric startups and venture capitalists interested in a dynamic career in the industry.

Silicon Valley’s creative atmosphere would be impossible if not for San Francisco and its rich history grounded in free speech, originality, and inventiveness. San Francisco is often called ‘Everybody’s Favorite City’ and is routinely voted as the USA’s top city to visit by international travel organizations. The city is a principal banking and finance center, home to more than 30 financial institutions, and has strong roots in production, education, and technology.