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.
Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 9, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impactThe funding came from Silversmith Capital partners.
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. Affiliate marketing is nothing new to the Internet. BOUGHT IT AND I LOVE IT.
Local Market Launch Scores $1.5M
APRIL 30, 2013
Santa Barbara-based Local Market Launch , a new startup founded by former ValueClick founder Brian Coryat, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. Local Market Launch said it will use the new funding to expand its market presence, plus to accelerate delivery of its products.
Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period
OCTOBER 28, 2013
Santa Barbara Dreaming. When my wife and I arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 1990''s, we did not know a single person.
Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Independent’s recent Techtopia Issue. Select the real software product from this list. A.
Invoca Debuts New Facebook Ad Product
SoCal Tech Calendar
JUNE 15, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which helps marketers correlate phone calls to what advertising drove those calls, has rolled out another product for Facebook, the company said Tuesday. Invoca said its new Invoca for Social allows marketers to optimize their Facebook ad campaigns, all directly within Facebook's Ad Manager.
10 Essential Branding Maxims
JUNE 30, 2016
Many companies unknowingly Rickroll their would-be customers by improperly aligning their products’ capabilities with their marketing messages.
How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence
OCTOBER 5, 2015
In most instances, an entrepreneur’s initial concept is only remotely related to the go-to-market plan that ultimately proves successful.
Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?
AUGUST 8, 2016
ended up really relating to the nuance and intricacies of product supply and customer demand. Muther. John Greathouse: Hello Heidi. John Knits.
RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. The firm said companies like Progrexion Marketing--which markets the credit repair product Lexington Law--has been seeing success with pay-per-call using its products.
CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Calient said its new funding will go towards expanding its products to the data center and cloud computing markets. READ MORE>>.
Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College
JUNE 2, 2016
Product / Market Fit – Have you proven that your product’s value proposition and price point resonates with your target market.
HG Data Takes $12M More For Market Analytics
MARCH 24, 2016
Santa Barbara-based HG Data has raised $12M in a Series B funding, the company announced today, for it market analytics and intelligence information. hgdata data market analytics competitive intelligence venture capital updata rincon epicventuresHG Data is led by Craig Harris. READ MORE>>.
Better Business Bureau? For who?
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
First Data of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA 93108. BBB of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast
Tech Zulu Event
DECEMBER 18, 2013
28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. Brock Pierce is a 10x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. in 2004.
Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone
JULY 21, 2016
number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students initially model their investment pitches on the show's contrived format.
From IT Geek to Coffee Farmer, Eric Greenspan and his Latest Venture
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
The Macaw Coffee factory in Santa Barbara, Honduras. also manage product development, business development and of course, IT.
Why You Should Hire A Gaggle Of Interns At Your Startup
JULY 7, 2014
In several cases, we eventually productized summer intern projects, including a mobile version of GoToMyPC which we called PocketView.
Mini-ventures Build Entrepreneurial Muscle (And Can Lead To Big Businesses)
MARCH 9, 2016
encourage my UC Santa Barbara students to launch mini-ventures while in school so they will begin to see the opportunities that surround them.
With Greathouse Comes Great Responsibility
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
The following guest post is from some of my former UC Santa Barbara students. Fall quarter of Sr. Along with taking Sr. Share and Enjoy.
An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. Marketing is free or cheap because of social media.
FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. The new product is specifically aimed at providers of subscription services. READ MORE>>.
Student-Founded Fantasy Pollster Is Hoping To Pick The Next President
MARCH 24, 2016
Greathouse: You and Brent are currently third and fourth year Computer Science majors at UC Santa Barbara. Fantasy Pollster. Well done.
Startup CEOs Lessons From Ben Affleck
MARCH 11, 2013
These varied responsibilities are analogous to those of a startup CEO, as movie production crews are essentially temporary ventures.
Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology
JULY 21, 2016
The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !
DTS Launches Android Connected, Whole Home Audio System With Phorus Buy
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Calabasas-based audio processing technology firm DTS is expanding into the Internet-connected, whole home audio market today, saying that it has released an Android-based, whole home audio system. DTS said the new product also connects directly into existing home audio systems, also make them part of its whole home audio network.
VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Our approach is often additive to all parties, resulting in ongoing, productive relationships. VC's love to talk about their successes. to John.
Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
If improperly administered, meetings become counter-productive, especially as an organization grows beyond its initial startup phase.
Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell
JANUARY 30, 2012
generally encourage my UC Santa Barbara students to complete their formal education before joining or creating a startup. Degree?
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
positions on its site, ranging from software, sales, marketing, to finance. Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? OpenX.
Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”
JANUARY 18, 2012
Mark encourages emerging entrepreneurs to be bold, yet he admits that with his first startup, he boldly pushed PR before the product was ready.
George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun
APRIL 6, 2015
To go into production, I needed to build hundreds of molds and invest in a cost effective quantity of wheels. This was an inspiration to me.
Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Necessary, but not sufficient. A few years ago I planned an outing to Santa Barbara for my Dad’s 70th birthday. Problem. Hmmmmph.
Competition Is A Lie – Tracy DiNunzio Explains Why
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Tracy''s frank, pragmatic and somewhat controversial comments were presented as part of UC Santa Barbara''s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs
OCTOBER 10, 2011
He overheard me talking about Steve Jobs in conjunction with the entrepreneurship class that I teach at UC Santa Barbara. ’”.
Brian Coryat, ValueClick Founder And Internet Pioneer: Startups Should Wing It
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Brian quickly realized that the Internet was a great distribution system for marketing his books and distributing them electronically.
Advice For Emerging Entrepreneurs (And Anyone Else With A Boss)
JULY 7, 2011
My entrepreneurial students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, often ask my advice regarding their career choices.
Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 6, 2015
Many people are too cautious in sales processes and as a result when they present their solutions they end up sounding milquetoast and undifferentiated from anybody else in the market. You must know when to sell to leads and when to market to them. recently wrote about the three rules of sales. 1. Why Buy Anything ? 2. Why Buy Me? 3.
More Startup Tips From The Beatles
MARCH 27, 2012
Dominate Your Home Market Before Going Global. Once the UK market was fully penetrated, they began touring the major cities of Europe.