If you haven’t read our book, Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide, you can find out more about it here: https://www.amazon.com/Decoding-Silicon-Valley-Insiders-Guide/dp/0997362405/
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard. This book is a must read if you really want to understand how and why there are such big differences in the culture, values and work style in different parts of the USA.
Link Silicon Valley provides helpful information on venture backed companies, including their investors, management team, and board members. http://www.linksv.com
Crunchbase provides information on venture backed companies. http://www,crunchbase.com
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) provides model legal documents as well as an annual report on the venture capital industry. http://www.nvca.org
AngelList is the website for finding angel investors. https://angel.co
CB Insights offers valuable information on venture capital investment news and trends. Sign up for their newsletter. http://www.cbinsights.com
Bessemer Ventures provides information on the great companies they passed on through the years. http://www.bvp.com/portfolio/anti-portfolio/