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Life as a Silicon Valley startup: It's not what you know, but who you know

In this episode of our series of exclusive interviews, we talk to encryption enterprise guru David Gurle about what life is like as a Silicon Valley startup.

Find out why it's not what you know but who you know that matters, and how David ensured Perzo rose above the crop of budding startups in the Valley.

David told us the one reason he doesn't believe in accelerators, and why venture capitalists are the way to go for a burgeoning startup.

He also gave us some candid advice about how to make your startup successful, and how the challenge of building a startup in the UK could actually be an advantage over doing so in the US.

David Gurle is Founder & CEO of Perzo Inc, a secure email and SMS service.

Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper

Paul has worked as an archivist, editor and journalist, and has a PhD in the cultural and literary significance of ruins. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The BBC, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Discover Magazine, and he was previously Staff Writer and Journalist at ITProPortal.