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.
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>>.
Citrix Moves Closer To Split Of GoTo Product Line
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Citrix Systems is moving closer to a spinout of its GoTo product line this week, saying that it has named Kevin Parker, co-founder and senior operating principal at Bridge Growth Partners as Chairman of a soon-to-be-formed company specifically encompassing the Citrix "GoTo" product line. READ MORE>>.
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. The secret in this game is to start with a product that is viable to the online audience, garner attention from leading affiliates and then turning the traffic into paying customers.
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
Transphorm Unveils Products
MARCH 7, 2011
Goleta-based Transphorm , the stealthy, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers startup in the energy conversion space, has unveiled its first product today at a conference. The firm said that its product cuts energy waste by 20 percent, and simplifies design and manufacturing of electrical systems and devices. READ MORE>>.
Soraa Unveils LED Lighting Product
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout funded by Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN Partners, has unveiled its first product, a new LED lighting lamp. Soraa is manufacturing its products in Fremont. Soraa, which was started in Goleta, said its Soraa LED MR16 lamp is intended as a replacement for traditional, halogen MR16 bulbs.
Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production
APRIL 6, 2011
manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given. READ MORE>>.
Balance Minimal Product Viability With Maximum Utility: Maximize Your Startup’s Value Proposition – MVP²
MARCH 1, 2011
In essence, the Beatles offered a product with a higher value proposition as compared to their American counterparts. Double Your A-Sides.
UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. This allowed the curriculum to efficiently find its product / market fit.
Sonos Launches New Product
JULY 20, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the developer of wireless music systems, has launched a new product this morning, called the PLAY:3.
FindTheBest Partners With Lijit
MAY 9, 2012
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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.
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>>.
Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M
MAY 5, 2016
Dan shared his entrepreneurial insights with my UC Santa Barbara students, including the manner in which he built a virtual organization.
Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks
AUGUST 2, 2016
Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
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>>.
FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site
DECEMBER 9, 2011
FindTheBest said that it build 24 custom comparisons of technology products for eCoustics, part of an expansion of its platform to external sites.
How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence
OCTOBER 5, 2015
Capable of gathering the necessary resources to develop your minimum viable product. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.
Sonos Loses Chief Product Officer, Says Report
MARCH 28, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Sonos has lost its Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten, according to reports this morning. Whitten--which had only been Chief Product Officer at the company for two years--had been in charge of the release of the PLAY:5 speaker and associated apps. 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.
An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].
Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.
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.
Inogen Secures $20M For Oxygen Therapy Devices
APRIL 12, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Inogen , a provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, said Thursday that it has scored a $20M, equity funding round. Inogen is a developer of oxygen therapy products, including home oxygen generators, which are supplied to patients with pulmonary diseases such as COPD. The round was led by Novo A/S.
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.
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.
RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software
JUNE 7, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the cloud computing firm backed by Tenaya Capital, DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and Presidio Ventures, said Tuesdya that it has launched a new product called RightScale myCloud. READ MORE>>. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptus
Citrix Online Acquires Podio
APRIL 11, 2012
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>>.
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.
Sonos Adds Amazon Prime Music Support
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Santa Barbara-based whole home, streaming music system maker Sonos has added support for Amazon Prime Music to its sytsems, letting users stream songs from Amazon's music service through its systems. The new service is available as a abeta to users in the US. READ MORE>>. sonos amazon prime music streaming system wifi wireless
Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting materials which was, until recently, located in Santa Barbara, said earlier this week that it has spun off a subsidiary working on its Reconfigurable Resonance (RcR) technology. The firm still has research and development facilities in the Santa Barbara area.
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.
LogicMonitor Launches New Dashboard Product
AUGUST 18, 2015
Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor , which develops performance monitoring products for IT infrastructure, said today that it has launched a new dashboard product. Pricing on the new product was not announced. The dashboard software works in conjunction with LogicMonitor's performance monitoring product.
Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster.
FindTheBest Takes On Smartphone Comparisons
OCTOBER 7, 2011
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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation
AUGUST 28, 2013
If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases.
Sorry Professor, The American Dream Is Not Dead
JANUARY 26, 2015
gross domestic product.". A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The Professor argues that, ". The group found that, ".
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.
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.