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Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

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Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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Amid hand wringing about an IPO slowdown in 2015, there's one shining region which had a banner IPO and acquisition year last year: Santa Barbara. billion for that company, acquisition at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. acquisition merger wallstreet barbara santa slowdownREAD MORE>>.

Citrix Sale Effort To Impact Santa Barbara's Citrix Online

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An effort by Citrix Systems to sell itself to a buyer has a possibility of some major impact on Southern California, particularly at Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online. GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, GoToMyPC, and other related products are all run out of the Santa Barbara, Citrix Online business. READ MORE>>.

Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm

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San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said today that it has acquired Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, a Santa Barbara firm which develops software used for managing building infrastructure. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cisco's Globalisation Centre East unit is based in Bangalore, India.

Occam Networks Acquisition Completes

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The acquisition Santa Barbara-based Occam Networks has completed, according to buy Calix. Calix had announced the acquisition of Occam Networks in September. As part of the acquisition, Calix said that Thomas Pardun, formerly a board member at Occam Networks, joins its board, replacing Sprout Group's Robert Finzi.

Metacloud, Eucalyptus, Inktank: SoCal Startups Now Powering The Cloud

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Based on a trio of recent, cloud technology acquisitions by major, Silicon Valley technology powerhouses, that would be Southern California. Three companies--all started in Southern California--have been picked up for their cloud technology over the last few months, including today''s acquisition of Pasadena-based Metacloud by Cisco Corp.;

Sirigen Acquired By Becton, Dickinson

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sirigen becton dickinson merger acquisition biomarker exit ucsbFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Bazan, Dr. Brent S. READ MORE>>.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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A version of this article previously appeared in  Forbes. The owner of the ranch was shocked by the visitor’s message. My House Is Not For Sale.

Yardi Acquires German Software Company

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Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Systems has acquired a German company, iMS Immobilien Management Systeme GmbH , a developer of commercial property management software, the companies said very late last night. Financial terms ofthe acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Buys Software Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Yarsi , which develops software for property management, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired ALMSA Corporation , a provider of software for the assisted living industry. yardi almsa merger acquisition electronic health records software lifescienceFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Citrix Online Acquires Podio

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The Santa Barbara-based online services arm of Citrix is expanding its suite of software, after Citrix said this morning that it is acquiring Podio , a developer of collaborative work software for business teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. READ MORE>>.

DTS Launches Android Connected, Whole Home Audio System With Phorus Buy

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The new system looks to be direct competition for Santa Barbara-based Sonos, and its own wireless, whole home audio systems. The new competition comes thanks to the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Phorus, the wireless home audio speaker firm headed by Dannie Lau. phorus merger acquisition whole home audio sonos streaming musi

DFJ Frontier Gets Exit At ClearAccess

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Los Angeles- and Santa Barbara-based DFJ Frontier , the venture capital firm founded by David Cremin and Scott Lenet, has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, ClearAccess. frontier management telecom provider service cable network acquisition merger cisco clearaccessFinancial details of the buy were not disclosed.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

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Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Both can hurt you in an acquisition.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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D2 said the acquisition would deepend its industry expertise in embedded multimedia communications applications. READ MORE>>.

Evolus Acquired By Strathspey Crown

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Santa Barbara-based Evolus , a company producing clinical neurotoxins, has been acquired by private equity investor Strathspey Crown. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. and a number of international markets with the acquisition. The toxin is used widely in cosmetic surgery. READ MORE>>.

RightSignature's Competition Acquired By Adobe

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One of Santa Barbara-based RightSignature , a provider of software-as-a-service, electronic signature services, has been acquired by software giant Adobe. Financial details of that acquisition were not disclosed. rightsignature echosign adobe merger acquisition electronic signature saas softwareREAD MORE>>.

Yardi Acquires Insurance Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , which develops real estate investment management and property management software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Multifamily Insurance Group , a provider of renters insurance products. yardi merger acquisition real estate software property management insurance multifamilyREAD MORE>>.

American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. One of my top former students, Fredi Fernandez , recently sent me a compelling email. Got it!

Invested.in Buys MyNewFinancialAdvisor, Launches New Service

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Santa Monica-based crowdfunding site InvestedIn is announcing this morning that it has acquired Santa Barbara-based MyNewFinancialAdvisor , and is launching a new, invite-only site for premium investment opportunities. investedin merger acquisition mynewfinancialadvisor crowdfunding crowdsource READ MORE>>.

Channel Technologies Group Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Channel Technologies Group , a manufacturer and supplier of piezo-electric ceramics, transducers along with systems and services, has been acquired by private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners. channel technologies group merger acquisition blue wolf ceramics transducersREAD MORE>>.

Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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In August 2004, FastCompany published an article titled, Inside The Mind Of Jeff Bezos , written by Alan Deutschman. We are flexible on details….

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VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. There are a number of reasons why Rincon Venture Partners passed on Twilio’s Seed Round.

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AppFolio Files For IPO

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Appfolio--which is led by Brian Donahoo--is venture backed by Investment Group of Santa Barbara and BV Capital, along with such local angels as Andreas von Blottnitz and Klaus Schauser. blottnitz andreas schause klaus exit acquisition merger appfolioAppFolio develops cloud-based property management software. READ MORE>>.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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Yardi Buys Proliphix

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi has acquired Proliphix , a Massachusetts-based developer of energy management hardware and software, according to the company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. yardi proliphix merger acquisition energy management software hardware thermostat

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

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Our new customer acquisition has grown and our costs have plummeted. We are actually getting paid now to obtain customers, so our customer acquisition costs are now negative. negative customer acquisition cost! I’m going to be using that as an example for a long time! great opportunity for more visible networking. Great stuff!

Invoca Plans IPO, Hires New CEO

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In the latest, Central Coast IPO move, Santa Barbara-based Invoca , a maker of call marketing automation tools, says it is prepping for an IPO in 2017, and has hired a new CEO with experience running two pubicly traded software companies. billion acquisition of Lynda.com. invoca merger acquisition mark woodward e2open exit

Truven Health Analytics Acquired For $2.6 Billion

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Truven Health Analtyics , a cloud-based healthcare data provider which has an office in Santa Barbara, has been acquired by IBM Watson Health for $2.6 IBM said that the acquisition will bring more than 8,500 clients to its portfolio. truven health analytics watch merger acquisition data healthcare lifesciencebillion.

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Yardi Buys Another Service Provider

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , which develops real estate and property management software, has acquired another firm, saying Thursday tht it has acquired the Multifamily Services Group (MSG) unit of ista North America. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The unit has employees in Alpharetta, Ga., READ MORE>>.

How This Startup Kicked Oracle’s A$$

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You can watch Marten tell his entertaining story in the following 15-minute excerpt from his UC Santa Barbara talk. Welcome To America.

Fuze, Once Known As CallWave, Acquired By ThinkingPhones

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Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fuze, which still had offices in Santa Barbara, offered up cloud-based teleconferencing services. fuze callwave merger acquisition thinkingphones telephony cloud teleconference videoconferenceREAD MORE>>.

Yardi Buys Optimus EMR

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Santa Barbara-based software developer Yardi has acquired Optimus EMR , a developer of software used for managing long term care. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Yardi said the acquisition will help it expand its suite of senior living software. Optimus EMR has staff in Irvine and Mansfield, Mass.

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Yardi Buys MCEnergy

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Santa Barbara-based real estate mannagement software developer Yardi announced this morning that it has acquired MCEnergy , a developer of energy management software. Yardi said the acquisition will help it expand into the energy area. yardi mcenergy merger acquisition management software trackingREAD MORE>>.

FastSpring Gets Funding From Pylon

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FastSpring , the fast growing Santa Barbara-based e-commerce payment services provider headed by Dan Engel, said today it has scored a funding round from Pylon Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. acquisition merger capital venture pylon fastspring Size of the funding round was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Coull Powers Under Armour As RevUpNet Buy Yields Gains

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UK-based Coull , a developer of technology which lets publishers and advertisers tag video products within videos, has just signed Under Armour, as the firm's acquisition of Santa Barbara-based online media agency RevUpNet starts to pay dividends. coull revupnet merger acquisition advertising video interactiveREAD MORE>>.

FindTheBest Takes On Car Classifieds

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The Santa Barbara startup said the entry into the classified market allows users to shop for cars by type, make, model, year, mileage, and color.

Eucalpytus Acquired By HP For Around $100M

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalpytus , the developer of open source software for managing private and hybrid clouds, has been acquired by HP , HP said Thursday afternoon. exit software packard hewlett acquisition merger cloud hybrid private eucalpytus The company had raised at least $55.5M in funding. READ MORE>>.

Citrix Completes Netviewer Buy

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Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online said today that it has closed on its acquisition of Netviewer AG , the developer of business collaboration software-as-a-service. Citrix had originally announced the acquisition on December 17th. citrix netviewer saas europe merger acquisition business softwareREAD MORE>>.