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Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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In a market less focused on hard metrics sales growth feels amazing and validating. Gross margin positive != If you can’t raise — you’re dead.

Startup Metrics

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A post by Fred Wilson pointed me to Dave McClure's Startup Metrics presentation. Define what you need from a metrics and reporting standpoint.

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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Having a set of metrics that you watch & that you feel are the key drivers of your success helps keep clarity. Revenue Metrics.

Image Metrics Buys Big Stage

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, announced Thursday morning that it has acquired Big Stage , the developer of avatar creation software. Image Metrics said it would merge Big Stag's avatar creation platform into its existing, real-time video animation technology. READ MORE>>.

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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Noah has what I believe he called “Thank You metrics”. I am a raving fan of AppSumo.com. But you need to pay the bills!’ I resisted. He is it.

Image Metrics Spins Off Product Line

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics is announcing today that it is spinning off its FACEWARE product line to a new company, Faceware Technologies Inc. The companies said that Faceware Technologies will be led by Ron Ryder, currently the CFO and COO of Image Metrics, during the transition. READ MORE>>.

Ninja Metrics Gains $750,000 To Decode Social Influence In Apps, Games

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ninjametrics ninja metrics videogame mobile social analytics analysisHow do you figure out which of your users matter most in your social applications and games, and help that to improve social interaction and engagement in your apps? READ MORE>>.

Rating your CEO leadership skills

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Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Make Games More Profitable

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Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing? The company announced a first round of funding Monday for its technology. How is it you do that? Maybe.

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Makes Games More Profitable

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Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing? The company announced a first round of funding Monday for its technology. How is it you do that? Maybe.

Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M of an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. ninjametrics ninja metrics venture capital funding regulatory filing game videogame online mobile social analyticsThe round is being led by 37 Ventures.

BetterWorks Adds Metrics Dashboard

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits management service, said late Friday that it has added a new company metrics dashboard to its product. According to BetterWorks, the new feature allows businesses to measure their employee spending habits and interests in fringe benefits. BetterWorks is headed by Paige Craig.

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding

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forwardmetrics forward metrics strategic planning software venture capital Encinitas-based ForwardMetrics has just taken $1M in a seed funding round, to help companies better conduct their strategic planning. The startup said that the new funding round brings its total raised to $1.75M. Source of the seed funding was not announced.

Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin

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Best practices Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Productivity Strategy Team Development Teamwork Internet Marketing The post Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Vistage regularly attracts amazing speakers to its CEO Advisory Group meetings.

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Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M in a funding round, to bring its social analytics engine for gaming companies to market. cloud research techtransfer university hbsa angel capital venture software analytics predictive metrics ninja The company is led by Dr. Dmitri Williams. READ MORE>>.

Tapiture Shows Growth Numbers, Engagement Metrics

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Tapiture , the visual, social discovery site aimed at males (which has been billed "Pinterest for men"), says it is showing early traction and engagement monetum, and released some growth and engagement numbers today. The firm, which is led by John Ellis, said that it has just passed one million "taps" of content on its site. The site says it had 8.6

Granularity and Consistency of Startup Metrics

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Part of those questions are around Startup Metrics. Tim Berry has a great post on Why I Hate Those Huge Market Numbers tells us that he doesn’t like to see business plans with multi-billion market numbers used as the basis for projections. It’s the old – 5% of massive market gives us a big number. Give me granularity. Great stuff!

Image Metrics Names VP

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology and services, said this weekt that it has hired Michael Crigler as its Vice President of North American Sales. Image Metrics is a developer of markerless facial animation software and related services for the film and videogame industry. READ MORE>>.

Image Metrics Buys FacePro

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation software, said Thursday that it has acquired FacePro , a developer of lip sync technology used by art directors. Tags: imagemetrics image metrics facepro facial animation merger acquisition Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Miid-year performance review? What is working and what needs improvement? What about your leadership performance?

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Best practices Dashboards Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Planning Productivity Teamwork Time management The post Miid-year performance review? What is working and what needs improvement? What about your leadership performance? appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. What is working and what needs improvement?

Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle

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The post Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers.

Image Metrics Gains $6.5M

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics, which is developing facial animation products for the entertainment industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $6.5M in a Series B funding round. Image Metrics develops technology for facial animation, being applied to the film and video game industry. READ MORE

Image Metrics Powers Ubisoft Title

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, said Monday that the firm is behind the facial animation for the Ubisoft title Assassin's Creed II. Image Metrics said it helps deliver 28 minutes of facial animation for 23 different characters in the game, using its facial animation and rigging technology.

Image Metrics Raises $8.0M, In Reverse Merger

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation software and services, has raised $8.0M in funding and gone public through a reverse merger. According to Image Metrics, it has entered into an exchange offer with International Cellular Industries, an OTC BB firm traded as ICLA, to become a pubicly traded company.

Image Metrics Releases SDK For Mobile App Developers

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , which develops computer vision and facial analysis and expression tracking software, said Wednesday that it has released a new software development kit for mobile developers. Image Metrics did not how much it will cost developers to use the technology in their apps. READ MORE>>.

Image Metrics Buys Avatar Technology Firm

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a publicly held developer of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, said today that it has acquired Character-FX , a firm which develops avatar creation technology. Image Metrics went public via a reverse merger in March, and is now listed OTCBB. READ MORE>>.

Image Metrics Releases Facial Animation Software

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics said Monday that it has launched its facial animation technology product, FACEWARE. Image Metrics' FACEWARE works with existing 3D software packages. Tags: image metrics facial animation halo bungie videogame content software READ MORE>>.

Image Metrics Gets Win In UK

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a venture-funded developer of facial animation software, announced Tuesday that the firm has signed on a UK-based studio as a client. Image Metrics is backed by Saffron Hill Ventures. Tags: animation content graphics metrics image Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

When Good Metrics Go Bad

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The goal of marketers is usually to increase revenue, so we create metrics that help us do that. Marketing Metrics Are Everywhere.

Lean LA: The Metrics-Driven Startup: Which Metrics Matter and Wh

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 -- Lean LA: The Metrics-Driven Startup: Which Metrics Matter and Wh. With competing priorities and limited resources, how does a startup identify and separate the wheat of actionable metrics from the chaff of vanity metrics? You'll learn what actually works and what doesn't. See [link] (more

Image Metrics Targets Video Game Customers With New Services

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, disclosed this morning that it has created a new "rigging" service for the video game and film markets. Image Metrics is venture backed by Saffron Hill Ventures. Tags: film animation video facial content game metrics software image READ MORE>>.

Interview with Mike Starkenburg, Image Metrics

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics (www.image-metrics.com) recently landed a $6.5M, Series B funding round for the firm's facial animation products. One of those venture investors was Saffron Hill, which is involved here. I was introduced to Image Metrics a year before I joined, and was helping them along. fell in love with it.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

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Once you build it, they will now ask you about the key metrics that they need proven in order to see if you really are a good investment.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What are your key Startup Metrics ? Analytics/Metrics - what are the key startup metrics that you will need to track? Partners?

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

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His point is that you should figure out the metrics that TRULY matter in your business and hold yourself accountable to these. Not vanity metrics. Startups in a world of massive markets can be confusing. Success for many is ephemeral. ” If you didn’t read it I recommend it. It’s important to understand.

Use metrics and a dashboard. ACT upon variances.

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These measures of progress must be fresh and meaningful.  Positioning

Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters

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However, rather than obsessing on a single metric, entrepreneurs should focus on improving their Net Profit Score. Wayne Gretzky. Shots On Goal.

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The Power of Marketing Metrics: Demonstrating Marketing's Value to the Organization

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 -- The Power of Marketing Metrics: Demonstrating Marketing's Value to the Organization. The right metrics and measurement, data, analytics, systems, tools and processes can make all the difference in your marketing measurement and accountability initiatives. Does your marketing pass the so what test?

What is Working for Your Company

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