The founders of Blueseed think they've found a way to reconcile their frustrations with the limitations of United States immigration law and the exciting innovations that non-American citizens might be able to offer American tech companies: a boat. Not just any boat either. Max Marty, the Sunnyvale-based company's CEO and the son of Cuban immigrants, wants to fill a cruise ship with the world's smartest foreign entrepreneurs who've been unable to get visas in the U.S. The boat would troll the waters off the California coast, far enough into international waters so as not to alert immigration officers but close enough so that the passengers running startups on board can visit investors and and technologists in Silicon Valley. The Associated Press just published a profile of the company and Blueseed's president, Dario Mutabdzija explained the reasoning behind the sort of radical, libertarian-sounding project well. "Yes, we live in an interconnected age with Skype and other video conferencing. But if you want to grow a company, physical interactions are of paramount importance," Mutabdzija said. "We're a startup. We ran into this. Some people said if you're not within a 20 mile radius, we won't talk to you." Wired also recently covered Blueseed's idea and managed to get ahold of some more conceptual images of what they call a "Google-plex on the sea" might look like. We want to work there, if only for the views from the helipad.
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