My SF Experience

What I have learned from being in SF so far!

Coming to San Francisco has been a big move for me.

Up until last Monday I didn’t know a single soul in this city well enough to call a friend. Now I’m pleased to say at least I have a few 🙂

Here are a few things I have added to my diary.

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1. App City

In SF, technology can bring you anything. For my first week I travelled to and from work via Uber and Lyft (the ridesharing apps) for less than $7 each day.

For food I was able to have all my shopping delivered via Instacart and each night enjoy organic, freshly cooked organic meals to my house in 15 minutes

For washing – I can use Rinse to pick up and drop off all my dry cleaning and Duolingo to learn Spanish when I visit parts of the mission

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2. Capital City

They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it does in SF 🙂

Investors with capital, firms with capital and larger businesses looking to diversify by contributing capital are in abundance. With revenue growth and MRR (Monthly Recurring Revenue) normally being requirements for further rounds offshore, particularly in Sydney- social investment, user acquisition and growth, brand diversification and the strength of the idea/team are much more significant determinants in determining a market valuation than revenue.

I believe here is one of the better places on Earth to secure financial support for a new initiative and provides a local market which is perhaps game enough to support ideas which may not be as technologically acceptable in less developed cities.

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3. Support City

Since moving here, everyone I have met professionally has been more than eager to help me with advice and suggestions in relation to how I can settle in and progress with my move to SF. I think this may be due to a general start-up culture but also due to the fact that everyone has more or less been in the same position – with many companies being in infant stages early on as well as a high proportion of the population moving to work in this tech centre.

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4. Mixed Income City

In the past I have been advised that things were much worse – but SF is still a city with high polarities.

Despite 5% of the population being on above $300k US I believe there is still 20% of the population under the poverty line.

It is my goal to work and find practical solutions to these societal issues not just here but all around the world – if we can build buildings over 800m high or find water on Mars – surely we can create shelter and find food and water for all the citizens of this Earth.

About The Author

Dailius Wilson

Dailius Wilson is the 24 year old founder of WolfofYorkStreet.com – helping the world's top SaaS companies to optimise their sales and marketing efforts. Dailius is currently a Director at TrustRadius and a digital blogger at increasemyonlinebusiness.com. Dailius was named as one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in Australia for 2015 by Anthill Online and was ranked in the Top 100 SEO Experts in the World. Dailius has also been a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show and has over 10,000,000 views on Youtube

  • Tim Gentle

    Hi Dailius, nice top read about your take on San Fran, I’ve been there a few times and I must say it gace me a feeling of a place that offers the freedom to explore your potential… go forth and good luck with your vision.

    • Dailius Wilson

      Thank you my friend!!!