Silicon Valley, we all know, is the epicenter of the tech world. Google and Facebook call it home, along with thousands of other start-ups. And the talent pool, from elite schools is unmatched. But NYC is making a move to become a great tech city as well. In fact, over the last 10 yrs, venture capital deals have increased by 157% in the New York metro area, compared to 32% in Silicon Valley. One reason for the Big Apple's surge is its culture. New York, unlike any other city, is a melting pot.