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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.

Local Market Launch Scores $1.5M

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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.

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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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)

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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.

Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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Santa Barbara Dreaming. When my wife and I arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 1990''s, we did not know a single person.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

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Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. This allowed the curriculum to efficiently find its product / market fit.

Balance Minimal Product Viability With Maximum Utility: Maximize Your Startup’s Value Proposition – MVP²

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In essence, the Beatles offered a product with a higher value proposition as compared to their American counterparts. Double Your A-Sides.

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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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>>.

Invoca Debuts New Facebook Ad Product

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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.

Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors

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Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Independent’s recent Techtopia Issue. Select the real software product from this list. A.

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

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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.

HG Data Takes $12M More For Market Analytics

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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>>.

How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence

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In most instances, an entrepreneur’s initial concept is only remotely related to the go-to-market plan that ultimately proves successful.

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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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positions on its site, ranging from software, sales, marketing, to finance. Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? OpenX.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

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Product / Market Fit – Have you proven that your product’s value proposition and price point resonates with your target market.

KLiP Launches Weatherproof Case For Raspberry Pi, Arduino

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Santa Barbara-based startup KLiP Industries said this morning that it has launched its first product, a weatherproof case for the popular Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone embedded computers. KLiP said its product, the Rubicon Launch edition Kit, will cost $35 and ship on November 15th. READ MORE>>.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. Marketing is free or cheap because of social media.

10 Essential Branding Maxims

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Many companies unknowingly Rickroll their would-be customers by improperly aligning their products’ capabilities with their marketing messages.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. Brock Pierce is a 10x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. in 2004.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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First Data of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA 93108. BBB of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Why You Should Hire A Gaggle Of Interns At Your Startup

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In several cases, we eventually productized summer intern projects, including a mobile version of GoToMyPC which we called PocketView.

Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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ended up really relating to the nuance and intricacies of product supply and customer demand. Muther. John Greathouse: Hello Heidi. John Knits.

With Greathouse Comes Great Responsibility

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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.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

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number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students initially model their investment pitches on the show's contrived format.

Mini-ventures Build Entrepreneurial Muscle (And Can Lead To Big Businesses)

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encourage my  UC Santa Barbara students  to launch mini-ventures while in school so they will begin to see the opportunities that surround them.

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Eucalyptus Systems Raises $30M

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , the cloud computing software developer headed by Marten Mickos , has raised $30M in a Series C round of funding, the firm announced this morning. The firm will use the new funds for product innovation, sales, and customer support. IVP's Steve Harrick joins the company's board.

Student-Founded Fantasy Pollster Is Hoping To Pick The Next President

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Greathouse: You and Brent are currently third and fourth year Computer Science majors at UC Santa Barbara. Fantasy Pollster. Well done.

Invoca Sets New CEO From Salesforce

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Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which develops call intelligence software used to match affiliate marketers with phone leads and automate call marketing, has named Gregg Johnson as CEO. Johnson was previously head of Salesforce Marketing CLoud's social marketing product line, and also worked on Salesforce Chatter.

Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

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We have a lot in common in terms of those air conditioners and even the technology, but our product is different in an important way. Thanks!

Startup CEOs Lessons From Ben Affleck

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These varied responsibilities are analogous to those of a startup CEO, as movie production crews are essentially temporary ventures.

Nine Startup Tips From Michael Dell

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generally encourage my UC Santa Barbara students to complete their formal education before joining or creating a startup. Degree?

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Citrix Debuts New Large Scale Web Event Service

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Santa Barbara-based Citrix said this morning that it has launched a new, multimedia webcasting service aimed at large scale web events. The company said it is looking to target the movie, music, and entertainment market, schools and universities, community town halls, and more with the new product. READ MORE>>.

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Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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If improperly administered, meetings become counter-productive, especially as an organization grows beyond its initial startup phase.

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Citrix Links Podio Into Cloud Storage

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The Santa Barbara, online division of Citrix has tied in its work collaboration sofwtare Citrix Podio , into cloud storage service YouSendit , bringing the firm's service to a chunk of the cloud storage services market. READ MORE>>. citrix podio cloud storage software

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From IT Geek to Coffee Farmer, Eric Greenspan and his Latest Venture

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The Macaw Coffee factory in Santa Barbara, Honduras. also manage product development, business development and of course, IT.

George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun

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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.

Yardi Buys Lead Management Software Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , which develops real estate investment and property management software, said today that it has acquired Lead Tracking Solutions , developer of the PopCard lead tracking and lead management software products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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He overheard me talking about Steve Jobs in conjunction with the entrepreneurship class that I teach at UC Santa Barbara. ’”.

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InTouch Health Gets $10M, Eyes Public Markets

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Santa Barbara-based InTouch Technologies , a developer of remote presence systems used for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has raised $10M in a private placement. The round came from Beringea, via its InvestMichigan! InTouch said it was advised by Piper Jaffray in the funding.

Mark Suster’s Advice To Emerging Entrepreneurs – “Do Not Do, As I Have Done”

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Mark encourages emerging entrepreneurs to be bold, yet he admits that with his first startup, he boldly pushed PR before the product was ready.