VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo
JULY 7, 2016
The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. Note: I invest almost exclusively in b-to-b software companies.
Guidance Software Shuffles Executives
JANUARY 15, 2016
Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.
Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 25, 2015
This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company. Success for many is ephemeral.
Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development
JUNE 26, 2012
They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.
Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. Factual. Inktank.
Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool
JUNE 2, 2015
San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. READ MORE>>.
A Day in the Life of a Product Manager
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen. Jen Robinson , Head of Product Manager, Bigframe. Making ideas reality : dependency.
SOA Software Launches New Product
JUNE 10, 2013
Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets.
Quest Software Bolsters Security Products
APRIL 25, 2011
Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. The firm said the product now includes antivirus detection and better reporting, among other features. quest software securityREAD MORE>>.
Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software
APRIL 21, 2015
Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. Pricing on the new product was not announced. kareo medical office software billing cloud update READ MORE>>.
Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
They’ve built products that have completely transformed industries, like the AT&T M2X Internet of Things platform. “If you want to be a true agile development team at any company of more than 10 developers, than APIs and microservices are a must. Image Credit: Wikipedia .
The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 28, 2016
During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.
AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product
JANUARY 30, 2014
AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. AnyMeeting also said in announcing the new product that it has just passed over 500,000 registered meeting hosts on the service.
Turning Thoughts into Productivity | The Fetchnotes Story
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. You’ll be more productive within three weeks time. We’ve been there.
Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. service software marketing media social appz fanappzREAD MORE>>.
Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 28, 2011
million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.
RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
In a move which significantly broadens its market focus, Santa Ana-based RealPractice said Tuesday that it has launched a new, automated marketing software called ReplyWise. The new product is an expansion--and significant shift--beyond RealPractice's former focus on the legal vertical. realpractice software marketing automation saas
Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company
MAY 9, 2016
Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. The two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. READ MORE>>.
Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product
APRIL 11, 2012
Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. The firm's apps run on both Android and iPhone. READ MORE>>.
FloQast Finds $6.5M For Accounting Software
MARCH 16, 2016
Los Angeles-based FloQast , a new software startup developing month-end closing software for accountants, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding, the company said today. FloQast says it has developed software which works alongside Excel to help accountants do their monthly close of books. READ MORE>>.
How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 21, 2013
help you integrate your product with other systems making it harder for your product to be replaced by competitors. training. Whatever.
Anametrix Names Product Management VP
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
San Diego-based real-time marketing analytics software developer Anametrix said Wednesday that it has named Barry Parshall as its new SVP of Product Management. Parshall was most recently at iJento, where he also served at SVP of Product Management. Parshall will head up product strategy for the company. READ MORE>>.
Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.
SOA Software Debuts New Product
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has launched a new product. SOA Software said its new product, the SOA Software Datacenter API Platform, is aimed at the "software-defined datacenter", and helps its customers abstract data center resources from applications. READ MORE>>.
Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 11, 2011
Bill had previously created a packaged software company called Knowledge Adventure the produced children’s educational software.
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 senior living software rentcafe community portal paymentREAD MORE>>.
Kofax Launches New Product
JANUARY 3, 2012
Irvine-based Kofax , the developer of business process management and document capture software, reported this morning that it has launched a new product. The company said the new product connects into its existing platform. Pricing on the new product was not announced. kofax document capture softwareREAD MORE>>.
BitVore Finds $4.5M For Big Data Software
MARCH 18, 2014
Irvine-based Bitvore , a startup developing big data and intelligence-gathering software which pulls information from both public and private data sources for businesses, said this morning that it has closed a $4.5M, Series A funding round. The funding was led by serial entreprenur Yuri Pikover, as well as $1M from crowdfunding. READ MORE>>.
Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software
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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. Impact Radius--let by startup veteran Per Pettersen--said the new funding will go towards its platform, fund developmentof new products and services, and also to global expansion.
Nik Software Acquired By Google
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. software google merger acquisition photo filter adobe photoshop photography pluginREAD MORE>>.
Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything
DECEMBER 9, 2009
I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Some founders are taken aback. Partners?
Convertro Debuts New Product
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Santa Monica-based Convertro , the developer of marketing attribution software led by serial entrepreneur Jeff Zwelling, has rolled out a new product, which it says helps marketers measure the return on investment from printed catalogs. convetro user conversion analytics software marketing catalog READ MORE>>.
Ashton Kutcher: Actor, Investor, Product Engineer?
OCTOBER 30, 2013
ashton kutcher celebrity samsung yoga tablet product engineer youtube space Financial details of the partnership were not announced.
TouchCommerce Launches New Chatbot Product, TouchAssist
JULY 20, 2016
Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce has added a new chat bot product called TouchAssist , to its lineup of services and software, the company said this morning. TouchCommerce said its new product, aimed at brands, will offer up "intelligent" automated conversations with customers, all linked into TouchCommerce's live assistance services.
LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm
MARCH 29, 2011
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Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software
APRIL 22, 2013
Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. READ MORE>>.
Guidance Software Names Product VP
MARCH 19, 2015
Pasadena-based digital forensics software maker Guidance Software announced this morning that it has named Linda Souza as Vice President, Product Marketing and Operations. Guidance said Souza will lead the company''s product marketing, program marketing, marketing operations, and content development teams. READ MORE>>.
Spreeify Adds New Social Media Giveaway and Promotions Product
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
spreeify social media giveaway promotions startup promotional marketing software READ MORE>>.
ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
The new products are part of a push by the company to expand the services it offers to small and medium sized businesses, beyond its roots in helping those firms advertise their businesses online. According to ReachLocal, it has launched three new products, ReachSite , ReachConvert , and ReachCommerce. READ MORE>>.
Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!
Tech Zulu Event
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
Green Way Labs develops high-performance cleaning products that are 100% non-toxic. We did it folks! Health & Wellness: Green Way Labs.