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."
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.
Famed tech investor Peter Thiel is now helping to launch a commercial "seastead" 12 miles off the California coast.
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.