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Floating city of entrepreneurs aims to drop anchorBlueseed 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...
Half Moon Bay, California in the not too distant future and this sleepy coastal town could become the main port of entry for a ship housing thousands of foreign born tech workers. Co-founder Max Marty started the -- -- project as a way to help foreign entrepreneurs circumvented visa issues there is no entrepreneur Lisa. And I thought I was a terrible problem so Marty and his team decided to turn a cruise ship into a floating office park for up to 18100. Foreign entrepreneurs. So we're projecting an average rent of about 16100 dollars per person per month includes rent for a living and office space the ferry service is back and forth will be about twenty to thirty dollars a led. Twelve nautical miles behind me out to sea is where the blue -- cruise ship would drop anchor that's just far enough off the coast to be an international waters and under the law of what ever country's flag this sentence of flying. So far Lucy -- raised about 100000 dollars a fraction of the necessary tens of millions of dollars they're asking for. But it's not just the investing community who -- skeptical. Of the -- Concept to a floating city it's just -- -- inherently seems far -- It has an appeal but I don't think. As an economic. Model that's as viable this would be on land honest I think it's a pipe dream even though wanted to be real men -- -- -- there's so many hurdles here. Skeptics Society -- -- says over 250 companies have expressed interest in claiming half the beds aboard.