Mike Butcher over at VecoSys is building a list of the Top 100 people lost to the Valley so far. Currently there is no one listed under Ireland while the UK has listed
Ben Metcalfe, ex-BBC, now in San Fancisco
Tom Coates, Yahoo! (re-locating to the US soon)
Pete Flint, Trulia.com
Cal Henderson, Flickr.com
Kulveer Taggar, Boso.com (won Y Combinator funding)
Harjeet Taggar, Boso.com (won Y Combinator funding)
I can’t think of any Irish right now who left for the Valley. Maybe it was a bit before my time. Maybe our confidence has grown about Ireland’s ability to compete in the international High-tech sector (IONA, Cape Clear, Cognotec, Curam Software, CR2 etc etc). Maybe I just need more coffee. But given the current levels of high-tech entrepreneurial activity in Ireland and the number of ex-pats returning to our shores, I think a more interesting read would be a definitive list of entrepreneurs in residence. Is there such a list?