Health tech is an enormous area of investment in Silicon Valley right now, as are Machine Learning and AI more generally. I don’t think these are good examples. Graphene might be — I don’t know the world of material science, so I’m not sure what is happening there.
If less money flowed to Silicon Valley, would it instead go elsewhere? This seems like a dubious assertion, and certainly one that there is little evidence for. I think it more likely that if less money went to SV, then less money would go into startups globally. Its probably not a zero-sum game. The success of SV investments means it is more likely that funds will flow into international VC funds, not less.
Again . It seems like this might be true, but can you actually demonstrate it? Would more diversity (of what?) lead to a higher risk investment strategy across the industry? If it did have that effect, would it draw more capital into VC funds? Or would there be less?