I always think that location is somewhat important for a startup, and I always think that USA is a perfect place for a startup because it has a large market (of 300 million people). My (premature) assumption is that if you can reach the American market, you can reach the rest of the world because if you can grab a large market in US, that can make it easier to convince the rest of the world market.
Sure everybody say that with a startup you can be virtually anywhere, but you need to be close to the market to do the marketing. CMIIW. If you can be in the US, you can market your product, and the US market will do the marketing to the rest of the world. And again, how many big names (like facebook, twitter, etc) that comes from outside of US?
I also see that the Americans seems to be more willing to spend some money for memberships compared to other parts of the world. Maybe because the income rate there is higher?
I'm not trying to throw a flamebait here, I'm just trying to prove whether my (premature) assumption is right or wrong and opening up a discussion. I haven't been in the US myself, but this is the way I see it, so please correct me if I'm wrong. Anybody got any thoughts or different point of view about this?