The coming months will be a great time to attract great talent from the Valley to Asia, particularly those with roots in the region. Need help assessing and recruiting them?
Foreigners helped to launch more than half of Silicon Valley start-ups now valued at US$1 billion or more, according to a National Foundation for American Policy study conducted this year. Meanwhile two-thirds of workers in computing and maths occupations in two Silicon Valley counties were born outside the United States, Bloomberg reports. “If they’re not able to go to the US, they’ll just start up in China. And I think you’ll see more entrepreneurs doing things in China, and there could be a shift,” Jafri said during an interview in Hong Kong. “The interest was already there. And if we [the United States] become more restrictive, then that will only increase.”