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Startups' Advice to President Obama


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Silicon Valley Bank polled startup companies across the country about what advice they would give to Barack Obama with regards to supporting the innovation economy. 46% of companies say simplifying taxes and focusing on building a strong talent pool will help support and grow the innovation economy. Visit for more on SVB's annual Startup Outlook report.

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Startups' Advice to President Obama

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