Impact Acquires ACTIVATE


Santa Barbara-based Impact , which develops partnership management software, said this morning that it has acquired ACTIVATE , an influencer marketing platform which provides influencer discovery, program workflow, measurement, and analytics. brand cloud saas software marketing acquisition merger influencer social activate impact

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Active Launches Hyperlocal Activity Site


San Diego-based , the operator of online sports and community activity registration sites, said this morning that it has expanded into the hyperlocal information market, with the launch of a new, local Bay Area activity guide. Active said the new, hyperlocal Bay Area site provides information on sporting events, fitness activities, and other things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as discounts on gear and activities through its Schwaggle program.

Alexandria Venture Investments Ramps Investment Activity


Pasadena-based Alexandria Venture Investments, the venture arm of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, says that has been ranked as one of the year's top five most active U.S. According to the company, it is on track to double its investment activity this year. The investors said that the increase in its activity has been driven by the increase in private capital that has flowed into the sector from climate change-focused funds.

CapLinked Adds Activity Analytics


the developer of enterprise software for managing M&A transactions, venture deals, and other business deals, said yesterday that it has launched a new, activity tracker, which helps its customers figure out who has viewed files and information in the service, filterable by date range and more. caplinked activity analytics virtual data room software financing saas diligenceCapLinked.

ACTIVE Network Moves To Texas


In another blow to San Diego''s technology industry, ACTIVE Network , the sports and recreation registration provider, said late Thursday that it is moving its headquarters to Dallas, Texas. According to ACTIVE Network, the transition will take place over the coming year. Active Network said it will continue to maintain a San Diego presence. active network texas perry economic jobs employment headquarters

ACTIVE Network Debuts Half Marathon Training App


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the provider of cloud-based sports activity and registration services, has rolled out a new mobile app for iOS specifically to help people complete their first half marathon. According to ACTIVE Network, the Half Marathon app helps runners make it to their half marathon, by providing a 12 week training plan, tracking of training, and more. active network half marathon training mobile iphone exercise

ACTIVE Network Wins Three Cities


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network is expanding its footprint in the parks and recreation management market, reporting this morning that it has signed up the cities of Phoenix, Portland, and Denver as customers of its ACTIVE Net software. ACTIVE Net is ACTIVE Network''s software that help cities manage reservations at facilities, classes, community programs, and memberships. active network recreation parks registration community

ACTIVE Network Names VP


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network said Monday that it has named Rick Binford as VP of Strategic Marketplace Development of its Business Solutions Group. Active, which operates a range of cloud-based registration, event management, and other similar services for sports, community groups, centers, and others, said Binford joins the company from Experient, a full services event management services provider. active network executive registration sports

Snap Sees Daily Active Users Increase In Q2


the parent company of Snapchat , says its daily active users (DAU) increased by 8 percent year-over-year, to 203 million users. snap snapchat social media daily active usersSanta Monica-based Snap Inc. , The social media and communication software developer announced the numbers in its second quarter 2019 financial results. Snap's revenues grew to $388M in Q2 of 2019, with a net loss of $255M for the quarter. READ MORE>>.

ACTIVE Network Ties With IRONMAN


San Diego-based online, cloud-based sports and activity registration provider ACTIVE Network reported today that it has linked with IRONMAN , the sports race operator. According to the two companies, they are in a three year deal where ACTIVE will offer up race registration to IRONMAN''s events. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed; ACTIVE has been providing registration for IRONMAN since 1999. active network ironman swim race activity racing

Active Network Buys Plancast


Plancast , an online service which lets you plan events and share those plans with friends, has been acquired by San Diego-based Active Network. Active Network relaunched Plancast with a new design today. active network plancastFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Plancast's CEO, in a very public " post mortem " post on TechCrunch in January, had said the firm was shutting down, and outlined the various issues the company had run across.

ACTIVE Network Seeks Buyer


San Diego-based sports and activity registration provider Active Network appears to be looking for a buyer, or maybe an outside investment, saying yesterday that it has created a committee to evaluate "strategic transactions". The company said it has received interest from outside parties in both investment in ACTIVE Network to acquisition of the company. The disclosure came in Active Network''s quarterly results. Active Network reported a net loss of $2.7M

Active Storage Raises $1.2M


Torrance-based storage developer Active Storage , which develops Mac- and media-oriented storage arrays, has raised $1.2M Active Stroage develops high performance, high availability RAID storage devices aimed at the creative industry, and which connect into the Mac, PC, and Linux. active storage venture capital media datain a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week.

ACTIVE Network Loses CEO, Chairman


In a big leadership executive shuffle over at San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the company announced today that its current CEO, Matthew Landa, has resigned, as has its Executive Chairman and Chairman of the board, David Alberga. According to ACTIVE Network, it has appointed Jon Belmonte, former Chief Media Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the company as interim CEO, and has launched a search for a permanent CEO. active network executive sports registration activities

ACTIVE Network Refreshes Plancast


San Diego-based Active Network said this morning that it has spiffed up Plancast , its newly acquired social event sharing site. Active Network said it has added a number of enhanced features to Plancast, and plans on such features as an intelligent event recommendation engine to suggest events based on location, interests, and social graph. Active Network acquired Plancast in August, retrieving the company from a very public shutdown.

Sources: Active Network In Major Layoff


San Diego-based sports registration service Active Network has laid of over 100 people, according to sources near the company. Active Network has been contacted, but has not yet responded to queries about the layoff. active network layoff jobs employment private equity texas websense omnitracs No details on the layoff have been announced by the privately held company, and the company had not yet filed a notice with the state of California''s WARN system on any impending cuts.

Active Network Wins Triathlon


San Diego-based Active Network said Monday afternoon that it has been selected by Tri-California Events , as the triathlon's "technology provider of choice". Active Network said Tri-California is the operator of the largest, multi-day triathlon in the world, the Avia Wildflower Triathlons Festival. Active Network's products are used for managing race registrations, marketing, and other activities. active network triathlon technology sports registration

StockTwits Launches Activity Stream


San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-focused, micro-messaging service run by Howard Lindzon, has launched a new feature today, focused on activity streams. The firm said the new StockTwits Activity Stream will allow users to keep up with other people, as well as tickers friends are following. Lindzon is known for his prior startup Wallstrip, plus his angel investment activity. stocktwits activity stream micro messaging twitter

Active Life Scientific Snags $500K


Santa Barbara-based Active Life Scientific , a developer of life sciences research and diagnostics tools, said this morning that it has raised $500K in a Series A follow on investment. Active Life, which is headed by Davis Brimer, says its medical tools are being targeted at the growing problem of degenerating and stiffening tissues, which causes frailty. frailty tools diganostics research lifescience capital venture scientific life active

ACTIVE Network Splits, Sells Off Business Group


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network has split off its business products group, ACTIVE Network Business Solutions , and merged it with a Texas company, Lanyon. According to ACITVE Network Business Solutions, it is separating from parent company ACTIVE Network, and will merge with Lanyon to focus on the event marketing and meetings management space. active network merger acquisition sales lanyon

ACTIVE Network Wins Chicago Triathalon


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network reports this morning that its cloud-based software products are being used as part of the ITU World Triathlon Chicago, which is run by the International Triathlon Union. According to ACTIVE Network, the deal makes the company an official "Gold-Level" partner of USA Triathalon. ACTIVE''s software is being used for participant registration and management. active network chicago triathalon event management software

CapLinked Launches Activity Tracker


Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the online service which helps startups manage their fundraising efforts, share due diligence documents, and find investors, said this week that it has launched a new activity tracker on the site. caplinked activity tracker investment financial startup entrepreneur

7 Keys To Active Listening For Real Customer Feedback

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If you are looking for a way to get a competitive edge, now is the time to start building a relationship with your customers, which includes active listening. It’s harder, but necessary, to resist the response urge and actively listen to customers, while logging their input for later analysis.

ACTIVE Network Wins Canadian Deal


ACTIVE Network , the developer of software-as-a-service for managing sports and other activity registrations, reported today that it has won a deal in Saskatchewan, Canada. ACTIVE Network says its software is used to process more than 37 million hunting and fishing licenses annually. active network canada sports licensing saas software

ACTIVE Network Powers Run Ireland


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the provider of cloud-based sports registration and other related services, reported a win today with Run Ireland, a website for running events in Ireland. Active said that it is the official technology partner for Run Island, and will handle online registration for events listed on Run Ireland. active network ireland sports registration software cloud saas

Active Network Creates Survey Panel


San Diego-based The Active Network , the operator of online sports registration and related sites, said today that it has launched a new survey panel. The firm said the Active Lifestyle Panel, which it is launching via a strategic alliance with, will offer targeted and custom market research on active consumers. The firm said it is looking to serve brand customers interested in health and wellness, exercise, sports, diet, family activities, and outdoor activities.

ACTIVE Network Wins Philadelphia Zoo


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the provider of online, activity, ticketing, and registration services for sports and other recreation providers, reported today that it has been selected by the Philadelphia Zoo. ACTIVE NTEwork said that it will power ticketing, point-of-sale, and other zoo operation efforts via its RTP|ONE commerce engine. active network philly philadephia saas cloud software registration

ACTIVE Network Signs Up Two YMCAs


San Diego-based sports activity registration and software provider ACTIVE Network reported two wins today at YMCA centers. ACTIVE Network said it has signed up the YMCA of the North Shore in Massachusetts and YMCA of the Brandywine Valley in Pennsylvania as customers for the company''s ACTIVE Net cloud platform. active network ymca sports community registration software saas

Sandy Hook Promise and Tech Activism

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The tech community has become more politically active over the past 5 years and this is a good thing. One of the most visible, active and admirable leaders of this movement is Ron Conway and he describes this in this post on TechCrunch. I applaud Ron and hope to continue to increase my own political activism around issue in which I’m passionate and which are appropriate for me.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP


Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Active Storage, which is currently headed by Steve Rizzone, develops RAID storage devices particularly targeted at the media industry; the firm's products are particularly geared toward the Apple market, where the firm's founders had worked on Apple's various storage products.

Active Storage Adds Exec


Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. active storage executive data apple

Active Storage Names CFO


Torrance-based Active Storage , the RAID storage firm founded by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired on a CFO. Active Storage develops RAID storage products aimed at the post-production, broadcast, publishing, education and science sectors. Tags: activestorage active storage apple raid xraid executive

Active Network Prices IPO


San Diego-based The Active Network , the operator of sports and community event registration services and websites, priced its IPO Wednesday evening, saying it will sell 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 Active priced below its expected initial offering range, which was $16.00 Active's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co.

Active Network Names CFO


San Diego-based The Active Network has named a new Chief Financial Officer, Scott Mendel. Active Network is an operator of a wide range of marketing and events management, sports community sites, and local event registration web sites. Tags: active network executive The firm announced today that Mendel has joined the firm from General Electric, where he had served for over 20 years. Mendel was most recently Chief Financial Officer of GE's Healthcare IT division.

Active Network Files For IPO


San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. Active Network operates a network of online sports registration, community activity and group sites, and other related Internet services. espn community online registration sports acquisition merger network active

ACTIVE Network, Launch Private Sales Site


San Diego-based ACTIVE Network , the online sports registration site, and , a members-only e-commerce site based in San Luis Obispo, said today that they have tied to launch a new, private sales website called ACTIVE GearUp. ACTIVE Gearup replaces Active's earlier attempt in the space, Schwaggle. active network leftlandsports sports daily deal fashion ecommerce

Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown


A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activityThe report, from Ernst & Young, said that companies are likely exploring other options or waiting for confidence to return for their IPOs. The report found 167 deals raised only $12.1

Oakley, Intel Link On Voice Activated Eyewear


Sunglasses brand Oakley --owned by Luxottica Group--and Intel said that the two have partnered to launch a new "smart eyewear" system, called the Radar Pace , which will offer real-time, voice activated coaching for athletes. According to the two, the new device will provide personalized training programs, performance tracking, and coaching in real time. The new "smart glasses" cost $449.

LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service


Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. lifecrowd activity discovery classes learning expert startup demoLooking for something fun to do around town? The new startup--funded by Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, and Prism VentureWorks, and headed by Bong Koh--is one of the companies debuting today at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley.

Oncology Biotech CEO Activates “Latent Viral Side” Against COVID-19


In every National Football League game, athletes must accomplish two difficult things that rest at opposite ends of the spectrum: rigor and speed. If their movements are off by even half a second, they risk being tackled by their opponent. Game over.

Active Storage Names New CEO


Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops storage devices aimed at the Mac and broadcast media market, said today that it has named Steve Rizzone as its Chief Executive Officer. active storage data executive devices multimedia broadcastThe firm said that Rizzone succeeds Alex Grossman, who will be focusing on product aspects of the firm. Rizzone has previously served as CEO of IP3 Networks, Communicado, Ortel, and NetVantage, among other firms. READ MORE>>.

Snap Sees Increase In Active Users, Revenue Increase


Santa Monica-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , reported its first quarter 2020 financials on Tuesday afternoon, saying that it has seen an increase in both its daily active users and revenues. That increase--20% year over year Daily Active Users to 229 million--also resulted in a first quarter revenue increase of 44% year-over-year, to $462M.