PH is 6th top source of Silicon Valley talent


Posted at Jun 08 2014 10:12 PM | Updated as of Jun 10 2014 05:30 PM

Misha Chellam oversees the competition at the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley Sports League in San Francisco, California. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images/AFP


MANILA – The Philippines is the sixth largest source of talent for the global tech companies in Silicon Valley.

An infographic posted on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek website last Thursday listed the top 100 sources of “imported talent,” from both U.S. states and foreign countries.

Mexico emerged as the top talent source for tech workers in Silicon Valley, followed by U.S. states Texas, Arizona, Washington and Illinois.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek noted that while a third of start-ups in Silicon Valley are founded by Indian Americans, the Philippines managed to beat India in the Top 100 list. India ranked ninth, trailing China at No. 7 and New York at No. 8.

The U.S. state of Florida rounded up the Top 10.

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Asian Americans became the majority of the tech workforce in Silicon Valley for the first time in 2010.

In 2012, 51 percent of Silicon Valley’s population spoke a language other than English exclusively at home compared to only 21 percent in the whole of the United States, the magazine said.