Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS
JULY 20, 2015
Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California.
Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara
JULY 10, 2013
In what could help Santa Barbara further increase its influence in the high tech world, Surf Air , the subscription-membership based, all-you-can-fly airline headed by Wade Eyerly, said today that it has added Santa Barbara to its daily schedule. Surf Air launched its service between Burbank and San Francisco in June.
IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara
JANUARY 26, 2016
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 acquisition of lynda.com by LinkedIn last April, and three companies-- MindBody , Appfolio , and CytomX Therapeutics (founded out of UCSB)--all had their IPO on the NASDAQ in 2015.
Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck
JUNE 12, 2012
technology worker remote recruiting jobs barbara santaThe reason for the firm's use of remote workers? Image courtesy BigStock.com.
Citrix Sale Effort To Impact Santa Barbara's Citrix Online
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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>>.
Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture
OCTOBER 12, 2015
McKinsey & Company studies find that top-performing companies have the greatest number of women in top management positions and serving on Boards.
Sonos Chops Staff In Santa Barbara
MARCH 10, 2016
Santa Barbara-based whole home music system maker Sonos told its users in a blog post Wednesday that it has let go of a number of employees , as a result of changes in the industry. Sonos did not say how many employees it is letting go, only that the "last few weeks have been tough" on the company. READ MORE>>.
Redfin Takes Tech-Centric Real Estate To Santa Barbara
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Redfin , a tech-centric real estate brokerage firm based out of Seattle, said late last week that it has expanded into Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura County, bringing its website and mobile app into the Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. The company also offers up lower fees for both sellers and buyers.
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.
Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company
JULY 28, 2015
However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.
Investment Group of Santa Barbara Backs Mindflash
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
The Investment Group of Santa Barbara is the primary backer of a developer of online training software for corporations, which announced a funding round Thursday. during 2012 from the Investment Group of Santa Barbara. mindflash investment group venture capital santa barbara training online saas software
Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls)
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Jason is another local Santa Barbara CEO and we had a great chat about Make It Work, Ring Revenue, Affiliate Marketing and life in SB. He’s a great guy and taught me a bunch of new things about affiliate marketing and his company. Each company adds something different to the mix. Nothing wrong with that right?
Women in Technology International Santa Barbara
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- Women in Technology International Launches Santa Barbara Network: Citrix Executive Elizabeth Cholawsky to Speak at Kickoff Event. Join local Citrix executive Elizabeth Cholawsky, VP/GM of the company?s Santa Barbara kickoff event. Elizabeth will speak on the challenges today?s
Santa Barbara Loses Direct Flight To San Jose
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
The last direct flight from Santa Barbara to Silicon Valley, on a route run by SkyWest Airlines, is being discontinued, according to reports. SkyWest Airlines has informed Santa Barbara Airport officials that it plans to discontinue direct flights to San Jose in June, due to lack of demand.
Chapter 8: My 9 Lives, 6 Companies, 3 Wives, 7 dogs, 4 Homes, 4 Boats, 160 cars and 2 Kids Story
APRIL 25, 2015
In 1995 I started my first company and bought a fleet of 3 Volkswagen Beetles. I did amazing things and I was happy, mostly. Bought dog 6 and 7.
INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS
Ask the Angels
MAY 22, 2012
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, all seven Angel Groups brought their “best and brightest” entrepreneurs to pitch their companies in hopes that they would be picked as one of the Final Three to present at the Summit. Company Contact: Dan Roberts – Maverick Angels COO. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit
JANUARY 30, 2009
Citrix Systems , a provider of enterprise infrastructure software based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said Wednesday that the firm is reducing its headcount by approximately 10 percent--and has laid off staff at the firm's Santa Barbara Unit, Citrix Online. Tags: citrix employment jobs online barbara santa
Network Hardware Resale Expands Offices
APRIL 28, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Network Hardware Resale , which sells used and new networking equipment, said Wednesday that it has doubled the size of its corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara. The firm said it has moved into a new, 99,000 square foot office and warehouse in Santa Barbara.
Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Of those 500, there were at least 60 Southern California companies in the rankings. READ MORE>>.
Yardi Acquires German Software Company
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
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>>.
What Lynda.com Plans With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison
JANUARY 22, 2013
Eric Robison: The company grown last year to exceed $100M in topline revenue. How many employees do you have now at the company? Thanks!
Google Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Search engine giant Google announced Tuesday that the firm is funding a number of University research projects, including a group of researchers at UC San Diego, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara, and a researcher in Los Angeles. Individual amounts of the grants to the projects were not announced.
Idealab's EI Solutions Gets Solar Win In Santa Barbara
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
EI Solutions, the solar integration startup backed by Pasadena-based Idealab, has scored a win in the City of Santa Barbara. According to Tioga Energy, a renewable energy services provider, and EI Solutions, the two are building and funding a 384 kW DC solar electric system for Santa Barbara. READ MORE
Santa Barbara Firm Claims China Stole Filtering Code
JUNE 15, 2009
Santa Barbara-based Solid Oak Software , a maker of PC Internet filtering technology, is claiming that the firm's software code is being used by the country as part of a new program to force PC makers to install filtering software on all new PCs shipped in the country. companies from shipping PCs with the Chinese software loaded.
Yardi Wins Property Development Company
DECEMBER 31, 2014
Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Yardi said Pennrose is using its software to handle HUD compliance, online leasing, and check scanning, among other functions. READ MORE>>.
Deloitte Announces Local Fast 500 Winners
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Trius Therapeutics was ranked at 42, with 3420% growth for the San Diego firm, and Santa Ana-based Local Splash was at 46, with 3034% growth.
Technology Space: The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara?
SoCal Tech Calendar
OCTOBER 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Technology Space - The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara? Have you ever come up against a wall when trying to find "technology space" in the Santa Barbara region? See [link] (more
Urban Airship Taps SoCal Tech Vets For Key Roles
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Urban Airship , a startup which develops mobile analytics and engagement software, said today that it has named two executives--both of whom have had prominent roles at Santa Barbara area technology companies. The company--based in Portland--said it named Scott Allen as its CFO, and Eric Holmen as its SVP of Worldwide Sales.
UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. Image Credit: University Of California, Santa Barbara.
How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur
MAY 12, 2014
Benedikt Scholz is an exceptional student whom I had the pleasure of instructing when he recently studied at UC Santa Barbara.
RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring
APRIL 29, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. marketing affiliate paypercall barbara santa employment hiring expansion office ringrevenue
Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M
MAY 5, 2016
To gather hands-on remote team building advice, I sought out two companies that have done it: TaxJar and FastSpring. TaxJar. FastSpring.
Ice Energy Wins Deal In Riverside
MARCH 13, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , a developer of energy storage technology, reports that it has scored a win with Riverside Public Utilities. The company''s systems will be used to reduce peak energy usage for the City of Riverside. READ MORE>>. iceenergy energy cleantech power storage conditioning riverside
PA Portfolio Company ShipHawk Scores $5M For Shipping Marketplace
Ask the Angels
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Socaltech reports that Santa Barbara-based ShipHawk , the online developer of technology for helping connect users with shipping companies, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company said this morning. DN Capital’s Steve Schlenker also joins the company’s board. Tweet Tweet.
Epic Fail: Worst Networking Call Ever
JUNE 9, 2014
It was a rather hapless soul who was seeking my help networking within Santa Barbara''s startup community. Affinity? The Ask?
Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , the developer of energy storage devices which use ice to offload electric grids of peak loads, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, bundled solution which combines both its energy storage and photovoltaic solar energy. READ MORE>>.
10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
When he Co-Founded Docstoc, he decided to incorporate superheroes into his company’s Core Values. You can check out Jason’s original entry HERE.
Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit
DECEMBER 5, 2009
Yesterday, I met with @LisaBraithwaite, a local Santa Barbaran. Mike will be using a desk at Make It Work to incubate his new company.
Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
Here’s a couple of tips for you from the CEO of a tech services company (that’s me): 1. What success have you had with Twitter?
Invoca Gets $20 Million For Call Marketing Automation
JANUARY 14, 2014
Santa Barbara-based Invoca -- better known here by its prior name, RingRevenue -- said this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C financing round. As part of the funding, Invoca said that Kobie Fuller of Accel Partners joins the company''s board of directors. READ MORE>>.