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Zendesk's Mikkel Svane tells why Silicon Valley is still the world's top startup hub. Even the weather helps, he says.

"Silicon Valley is still very unique as a startup ecosystem. Ten years ago, there weren't many startup ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley. It's a lot more different today, with exits happening and startups being able to raise money globally... Silicon Valley has built great tech companies for many years now. With this scale and momentum, it will take time for any ecosystem, including in China and South-east Asia, to catch up." - Mikkel Svane.

IF there is one thing Mikkel Svane wishes he has more of, it is time. To the Silicon Valley tech mogul - he's co-founder and chief executive officer of customer experience software company Zendesk - "free time" is a chimera. That's because travel is a huge part of what he does.

"I try to...

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