TechCrunch has been running a series on their TV “network” called “Ask a VC”. There have been some interesting discussions, but I think the most interesting one to date for our purposes was David Hornik. Hornik has had quite a bit of success in silicon valley, but he was asked how Portland could begin to grow as a startup community. I know what you’re thinking, Portland isn’t exactly Silicon Valley or NYC; well, neither are we. So I find the reasons the question and the response interesting. I’ve listed the two most salient points on the location of an investment below, but I do encourage watching the video.