Last year, after more than a decade in Silicon Valley, Stacia Carr helped sell the company she was running and went looking for a change of pace. “The Bay Area is supersaturated,” she said. “It’s very expensive; it’s hypercompetitive.
For years, Hugo Barra was one of the most visible executives at Google. He was a product manager for its Android team. Every year at Google’s biggest conference, Google I/O, Barra would show off Android’s latest new features for the whole world.