Sitting approximately 32km south of San Francisco and 50km northwest of San Jose, the city of San Mateo has its roots in the Spanish missionary period and has been documented by Spanish colonists that it was a part of the "Rancho de las Pulgas" that when translated means "Ranch of the Fleas". Once cloaked in laurel trees, the city was home to the founder of the Bank of Italy (later renamed the Bank of America), A.P. Giannini, who lived here for most of his life. Awash in historical mansions and building, San Mateo has a population of 104,748 residents meandering its well-developed urban sprawl of many Japanese restaurants, watching movies in the theater complex, hanging out in cafes or running to coworking venues to get creative.
San Mateo's economy is diverse, dipping its toes in technology, health care, financial services, government and retail trade fields with companies such as GoPro, NetSuite and Sony Interactive Entertainment calling the city home. There are a lot of brains walking around the streets of California, as the California Institute of Technology generates more patents than any other university in the United States and the University of California in Los Angeles more startups. In fact the area has a startup density on a par with many Silicon Valley cities. California is said to offer to the next generation of tech innovators the perfect base to launch startups with its strong university system, access to funding, brainpower and talent, a strong ecosystem and a great lifestyle where the weather is warm.
With many graduates wanting to stay on their own home territory, coworking venues have become the playground and the hangout for many creatives where they can get support, mingle with likeminded souls and get their stuff done.
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