How To Make Freemium Customers Generate Revenue For Your Startup


In the spirit of the “land grab” mentality of the day, we emphasized usage of our screen sharing technology with no thought applied to how we would convert such users into paying customers. At companies such as SaskTel, Gateway and Cablevision, customer support agents used BuddyHelp to access their customers’ computers and handle their technical support issues. Despite our repeated blundering, BuddyHelp did generate some substantial commercial customers.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates


In Mark Suster’s recent talk at UC Santa Barbara , he advised his audience of entrepreneurial students to master two skills: selling and coding. Along with your cash, customers and employees, a healthy startup culture will prove to be one of your most precious assets. .

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28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. He began his career as a media, entertainment and IP attorney. Babak received a BA degree in Business Economics and Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Custom ad deals and partnerships.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Shame about not getting it in legal writing that you owned the original IP. For company registration, angel deals, Series A & B funding, Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP), IP filings and even litigation it doesn’t need to be that way.

Interview with Jason Spievak, RingRevenue


Earlier this month, Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue ( announced that it had raised a round of venture funding. That affiliate passes that to the advertiser, and minutes or hours later will call the potential customer back at their phone number.

Interview with Eric Frankel, StarGreetz


It literally lets them talk to their customers in a never-before way, on a one-on-one basis. Based on those three inspirations, I wanted to build a company that allows brands and celebrities to speak to their customer in a unique manner.

Roping in the Legal Eagles


Most corporate attorneys can give you general guidance with respect to securing your Intellectual Property (IP) rights, especially with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other non-patent-related items. The money you pay your IP lawyer should be judiciously spent, but you should not attempt to save money by working with someone without the appropriate experience in your technical domain. Save money on your office furniture, not on your IP lawyer.

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