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Floating city of entrepreneurs aims to drop anchor

Blueseed is raising money from investors in hopes of creating a seaborne startup community 12 nautical miles off the coast of Silicon Valley. The floating "Googleplex" would allow foreign born entrepreneurs to work (and live) on a retrofitted cruise ship without obtaining a work visa. Kara Tsuboi reports.

By July 3, 2012


A floating metropolis for startups

Blueseed is a startup hoping to lure thousands of foreign entrepreneurs to live 12 nautical miles from Silicon Valley -- in a big cruise ship. Some say it's the answer to restrictive visa issues, others shudder at the thought of a boat filled with "thousands of nerds."

By July 3, 2012


Visa problems? 'Seasteading' your startup may be the answer

Silicon Valley's next hot incubator for startups could be located in an unusual place: a new company called Blueseed plans to set up shop in international waters, 12 miles off the California coast.

By November 8, 2011