Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.

Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

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Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara has become a high-tech startup mecca, rivaling cities many times its size.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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Amid hand wringing about an IPO slowdown in 2015, there's one shining region which had a banner IPO and acquisition year last year: Santa Barbara. In addition, Santa Barbara's AnsibleWorks was among the latest in enterprise IT software companies in the region to see an exit, and was sold to Red Hat in August for somewhere north of $100M. acquisition merger wallstreet barbara santa slowdown

Video Ad Firm Sets Up Shop In Santa Barbara

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Coull , a video advertising firm based in the UK, said Friday that it is setting up a new office in Santa Barbara, as part of a link with performance marketing firm RevUpNet. RevUpNet is based in Santa Barbara. Coull said its new Santa Barbara office will initially have a team of seven. coull video advertising network revupnet santa barbara

Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara

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This contribution is from John Greathouse , a longtime venture capitalist and also a professor at UC Santa Barbara, who was instrumental in Computer Motion's initial public offering and the sale of GoToMeeting to Citrix. I am very excited with the prospects of the San Diego market, as it reminds me of Santa Barbara circa 2005. He is a Professor Of Practice at UC Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Sales.

Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls)

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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. He’s a great guy and taught me a bunch of new things about affiliate marketing and his company. I will share what I’ve learned about affiliate marketing in the past few days with you now. Affiliate marketing is nothing new to the Internet. This new way of marketing is truly amazing and has tremendous value.

Sonos IPO Debut Expected Next Friday

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos, the developer of user-friendly, Internet-connected, whole-home audio systems, is expected to hit the market next Friday, August 3rd, according to the NASDAQ IPO Calendar. Sonos has applied to list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market as SONO. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Allen & Company, RBC Capital Markets, Jeffries, KKR, Raymond James, and Stifel.

Sonos Sees Successful IPO

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos saw a successful initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, closing its first day of trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market up nearly 33 percent. The company's IPO was underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Allen & Company, RBC Capital Markets, Jeffries, KKR, Raymond James, and Stifel. sonos merger acquisition whole home music electronics santa barbara sono nasdaq exit

Interview with Elizabeth Cholawsky, HG Data

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For this morning's interview, we caught up with Elizabeth Cholawsky , the new CEO of Santa Barbara-based HG Data (www.hgdata.com), which develops software which helps marketers and salespeople understand the "technology stack" of their potential customers and prospects. The business model, is people use this to do better marketing and sales targeting when they sell their own products. I've been in product, product development, marketing, and management.

New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9 Finally, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine was ranked number 25, just making the list, with 8.2

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Interlink Electronics Links With UCSB

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Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics , which develops force sensing, position sensor, and other electronics for the interface market, said today that it has linked with the University of California, Santa Barbara. interlink electronics ucsb santa barbara research development technology transfer

HG Insights Powers New Forrester Market Research Offering

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Santa Barbara-based software developer HG Insights is powering a new market research offering from research and advisory giant Forrester, to power Forrester's new Business Technographics Service. According to the two companies, Forrester will use "technographics" from HG Insights, to help Forrester's customers see technology adoption trends in more than 45 different markets worldwide. insights hginsights software marketing analytics data technographics

Yardi Wins Cortland Capital Market Services

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said Friday that it has signed up Cortland Capital Market Services LLC, as a new customer. Cortland Capital Market Services, which is based in Chicago, provides investment servicing, and is using Yardi's Investment Management software. yardi cortland capital market services real estate software

Yardi Launches New SEO/SEM Marketing Service

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , the developer of property management software, has launched a new property marketing service, which includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and enhanced online listings on Yardi's RENTCafe service. yardi property management marketing real estate realestate

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Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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I finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you. Tags: Daily Diary eric david greenspan make it work computer loan modification mini cooper santa barbara sonos tech news technology tweetdeck Twitter

Yardi Adds Social Media Marketing Features

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Santa Barbara-based apartment leasing software suite developer Yardi has expanded its software to handle social media marketing, according to the firm. Yardi said it has expanded its Yardi Marketing Suite to now handle social media marketing, including a Facebook application and links to Twitter. yardi real estate management software social media marketing

QAD Chief Marketing Officer Passes Away

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Santa Barbara-based enterprise resource planning software maker QAD said late Thursday that its Chief Marketing Officer, Gordon Fleming , unexpectedly passed away. gordon fleming chief marketing officer software death QAD said Fleming passed away on June 14th. Fleming had been at QAD for 19 years. The company said that Fleming passed away tragically and unexpectedly, but did not discuss any details. READ MORE>>.

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impactThe funding came from Silversmith Capital partners.

Local Market Launch Scores $1.5M

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Santa Barbara-based Local Market Launch , a new startup founded by former ValueClick founder Brian Coryat, said Tuesday that it has raised $1.5M Local Market Launch said it will use the new funding to expand its market presence, plus to accelerate delivery of its products. local market launch localmarketlaunch venture capital valueclick coryat business listings search

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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I finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you. Tags: Daily Diary eric david greenspan make it work loan modification sonos Twitter tweetdeck technology computer tech news santa barbara mini cooper I spent my week applying the new skills I obtained from attending conferences, reading and engaging in Twitter activities.

Invoca Gets $20 Million For Call Marketing Automation

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Santa Barbara-based Invoca -- better known here by its prior name, RingRevenue -- said this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C financing round. Invoca provides call marketing software used for inbound sales call management and analytics. invoca call marketing automation ringrevenue venture capital accel

RingRevenue Gets $3.25M For Call Marketing Automation

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , which develops call marketing automation technology, said Wednesday that it has raised $3.25M in a funding round. RingCon said the new funding will go towards aggressively expanding sales, marketing, and software development. RingRevenue's call tracking and marketing tools are used to filter and track phone calls to call centers from online advertising eforts. ringrevenue venture capital call marketing tracking automation

CALIENT Technologies Launches Into New Market

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Santa Barbara-based optical switching equipment maker CALIENT Technologies has launched its optical switching product into a new market. CALIENT said its CALIENT S320 Optical Circuit Switch is in customer trials with government and commercial data center operators. The company said the switch is aimed at being used as a low latency optical us for data centers. CALIENT's switches use microelectromechanical (MEMS) chips for their high speed switching.

HG Data Takes $12M More For Market Analytics

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Santa Barbara-based HG Data has raised $12M in a Series B funding, the company announced today, for it market analytics and intelligence information. hgdata data market analytics competitive intelligence venture capital updata rincon epicventuresThe startup said the funding was led by Updata Partners, and also included Rincon Venture Partners and Epic Ventures. HG Data is led by Craig Harris.

HG Insights Ties With LinkedIn

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Santa Barbara-based HG Insights , which provides analytics around technology installs, IT spend, and contracts, says it has tied with LinkedIn with a new product, HG for LinkedIn. According to the company, it has integrated with LinkedIn's Matched Audiences API, which will help marketers target prospective customers and increase response rates with more relevant advertising on the LinkedIn platform. hginsights marketing analytics software data technographics linkedin

Sonos SUB Hits The Market

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Santa Barbara-based wireless music system manufacturer Sonos has begun shipping its new Sonos Sub wireless subwoofer, which connects into its wireless systems.

RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. The firm revealed the relationship today, claiming that use of its system has helped with the quality and quantities of inquiries for a number of schools and universities served by CUNet.

RingRevenue Teams With Affiliate Marketing Firm

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the call tracking firm headed by former Callwave CFO Jason Spievak, has inked a deal with online marketing and affiliate firm LinkTrust, the two said today. Tags: ringrevenue affiliate marketing According to the two, they have launched a new pay-per-call service which uses RingRevenue's technology. Linktrust operates an online service for affiliate tracking and lead management.

RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

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Value Prop Twitter Style : “Ringrevenue’s call performance marketing platform enables ad networks, agencies, advertisers & publishers to generate more inbound sales calls.”. In today’s market, so much focus is placed on transacting business online.

Guerilla Marketing Fail – What I Learned From The Austin Police

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Both the video and Seth’s post are excellent primers regarding how to deal with guerilla marketing gone wrong. Admittedly, I was a bit shaken – but more importantly, our primary marketing tool has just imploded, big time. Stay tuned for future guerilla marketing campaigns.

How to Raise Money When You’re Not in a Major VC Market

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And then there are smatterings (Dallas 2x, DC 3x, Philly 3x, Austin, Boulder, Seattle not to mention San Diego 8x, Santa Barbara 8x – where I invested in RingRevenue). I travel the country a lot.

Eucalpytus Tackles Enterprise Market

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Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , a developer of software for managing cloud computing infrastructure, said Wednesday that it has rolled out its first commercial offering, focused on enterprise customers. Eucalyptus is a spinout of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is venture backed by Benchmark Capital and BV Capital.

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HG Data Updates App On Salesforce

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Santa Barbara-based HG Data said this morning that it has rolled out a new, enhanced app on the Salesforce AppExchange. hgdata business research marketing sales targeting software cloud salesforceThe company's software is used by sales teams to sort, filter, and target B2B customers. HGData is venture backed by Updata Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.

HG Data Becomes HG Insights

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Santa Barbara-based HG Data , which has been developing software that helps companies understand the technology stack their operations depend on, has rebranded itself as HG Insights , and launched a new platform it calls the HG Insights Platform. According to the company, its platform is focused on "next generation technographics" to help drive sales, marketing, and strategy. data analytics marketing software rebranding hginsights insights hgdata

InTouch Health Gets $10M, Eyes Public Markets

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Santa Barbara-based InTouch Technologies , a developer of remote presence systems used for the healthcare industry, announced today that it has raised $10M in a private placement. The round came from Beringea, via its InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund, and also included Galen Partners, InvestCare Partners, Twenty One East Victoria Investments, and others.