Dear Silicon Valley: Mark Cuban wants to kick your ass. At Disrupt SF today, the noted investor and bon vivant talked about his drive to build companies and his feelings about San Francisco.
“F@$k y’all. I want to win,” he said, talking about his drive to found companies.
TechCrunch Senior Editor Matt Burns asked him how many companies he’s founded. Mark didn’t know. “Well over 30,” he said.
Even with his obvious love of basketball, he views business as the ultimate sport. “There is no sport as competitive as business. It’s 24 by 7 by 365 by forever and there are all these young kids out here trying to kick your ass,” he said, adding, “I just love to kick your ass.”
Yet, despite this non-stop drive to start and fund companies, he isn’t based in Silicon Valley. And he has found that living and working out of Dallas hasn’t stopped him from finding talent for his companies. “There are just as many smart people and business opportunities outside the Valley as there are inside,” he said.
Mark explained that he has found a lot of success investing outside of the Valley and selling inside.
Earlier, Mark explained the genesis of his latest company, CyberDust, saying he founded it after, according to him, the FTC took snippets of his communication out of context and used it against him.[gallery ids="1054478,1054475,1054474,1054473,1054472,1054462,1054461,1054460,1054459,1054458,1054457,1054452,1054451,1054450,1054449,1054448,1054447,1054446"]