How to use metrics and a dashboard

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That’s how you would feel if you ran your company without a dashboard containing relevant metrics that drive your company. Email readers, continue here…] Metrics should be created by you and your managers to measure near real time progress for your enterprise.

Startup Metrics

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A post by Fred Wilson pointed me to Dave McClure's Startup Metrics presentation. Define what you need from a metrics and reporting standpoint. Startup Metrics for Pirates (SeedCamp, Sept 2009) View more documents from Dave McClure.

Image Metrics Debuts iPhone App

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Entrepreneurial Metrics-Measurements for Success

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -- Entrepreneurial Metrics-Measurements for Success. Investors agree that the single most important factor for a company's success is the entrepreneur. Join Pasadena Angels Chairman, Chris Wadden, at this special evening where he will talk about various methodologies that investors use to evaluate entrepreneurs. Chris will offer case studies and talk about ongoing research and start-ups addressing this topic. Appetizers and drinks will be served. See [link] (mor

Ninja Metrics Ties With Mobile Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics , the social analytics software developer led by Dmitri Williams, said this week that it has tied with mobile analytics company TUNE. The two said that they will integrate Ninja Metrics'' Katana Social Analytics Engine into TUNE''s own MobileAppTracking product, which the two said will help app developers and marketers with the value of their advertising. Ninja Metrics'' backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

6 Demand Generation Metrics To Quantify Marketing ROI

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You need to track what content is resonating with your prospective customers, through metrics including submit rate by content offer, elasticity, velocity, cost, and ultimately revenue by content program. Carlos Hidalgo demand generation entrepreneur metrics pipeline ROI

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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There has been a lot of public debate over the past several weeks about whether it’s a good thing to be “gross margin positive” or not and commentary always reminds me that some people at startups don’t quite understand financial metrics or even how to think about which ones are healthy.

Image Metrics Names VP

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology and services, said this weekt that it has hired Michael Crigler as its Vice President of North American Sales. Image Metrics is a developer of markerless facial animation software and related services for the film and videogame industry. Tags: image metrics sales executive

Ninja Metrics: Apply Predictive Analytics To Makes Games More Profitable

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In a move to convert that huge pile of data into something much more meaningful, Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics (www.ninjametrics.com) launched a new predictive analytics product for the industry. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Image Metrics Buys Big Stage

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, announced Thursday morning that it has acquired Big Stage , the developer of avatar creation software. Image Metrics said it would merge Big Stag's avatar creation platform into its existing, real-time video animation technology. creation software avatar bigstage stage metrics image

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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Having a set of metrics that you watch & that you feel are the key drivers of your success helps keep clarity. And the more public you can make your goals for these key metrics the better. Revenue Metrics. No metrics = high level, more generalized advice.

Image Metrics Buys FacePro

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation software, said Thursday that it has acquired FacePro , a developer of lip sync technology used by art directors. According to Image Metrics, FacePro's products are used by video game publishers such as Activision, Ubisoft, THQ, Square Eniq, and visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic. Tags: imagemetrics image metrics facepro facial animation merger acquisition

10 Metrics To Drive Your Annual Business Review

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What I’m talking about here is a level of discipline and skill necessary to collect and analyze the relevant business data, known as metrics. This metric is a measure of the total cost associated with acquiring a new customer, including all aspects of marketing and sales.

Image Metrics Spins Off Product Line

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics is announcing today that it is spinning off its FACEWARE product line to a new company, Faceware Technologies Inc. The companies said that Faceware Technologies will be led by Ron Ryder, currently the CFO and COO of Image Metrics, during the transition. image metrics faceware spinout spinoff animation facial merger acquisition

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games. cloud research techtransfer university hbsa angel capital venture software analytics predictive metrics ninja

BetterWorks Adds Metrics Dashboard

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits management service, said late Friday that it has added a new company metrics dashboard to its product. According to BetterWorks, the new feature allows businesses to measure their employee spending habits and interests in fringe benefits. The new feature provides charts, graphs, and other insights into how employees are using fringe benefits providers from BetterWorks.

Image Metrics Powers Ubisoft Title

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, said Monday that the firm is behind the facial animation for the Ubisoft title Assassin's Creed II. Image Metrics said it helps deliver 28 minutes of facial animation for 23 different characters in the game, using its facial animation and rigging technology. Tags: assassin ubisoft animation facial metrics image

Image Metrics Raises $8.0M, In Reverse Merger

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation software and services, has raised $8.0M According to Image Metrics, it has entered into an exchange offer with International Cellular Industries, an OTC BB firm traded as ICLA, to become a pubicly traded company. Image Metrics said that ICLA will change its name to Image Metrics, and will change its stock symbol as part of the merger.

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Make Games More Profitable

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In a move to convert that huge pile of data into something much more meaningful, Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics (www.ninjametrics.com) launched a new predictive analytics product for the industry. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Define Startup Social Media Goals and Metrics Early

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But very few are talking about how to measure your results, and the right metrics for optimizing your marketing environment. Measuring message delivery in social media is a lot like measuring it in classic advertising, so classic metrics apply.

Ninja Metrics Gains $750,000 To Decode Social Influence In Apps, Games

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Ninja Metrics, which was co-founded by Dr. Dmitri Williams and Dr. Jaideep Srivastava, two computer science and video games experts, says it has created a "Social Analytics Engine" which values measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, tools which can help developers figure out features to better engage users and increase social interaction. ninjametrics ninja metrics videogame mobile social analytics analysis

6 Critical Marketing Metrics To Nail Today’s Buyers

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You need to track what content is resonating with your prospective customers, through metrics including submit rate by content offer, elasticity, velocity, cost, and ultimately revenue by content program.

Image Metrics Releases SDK For Mobile App Developers

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , which develops computer vision and facial analysis and expression tracking software, said Wednesday that it has released a new software development kit for mobile developers. Image Metrics did not how much it will cost developers to use the technology in their apps. iphone capture animation facial mobile metrics image

Image Metrics Releases Facial Animation Software

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics said Monday that it has launched its facial animation technology product, FACEWARE. Image Metrics' FACEWARE works with existing 3D software packages. Tags: image metrics facial animation halo bungie videogame content software The new software is based on existing services the firm offers to game developers. The company also said the new package is being used in-house by game developer Bungie, the developer of HALO.

Ninja Metrics: Applying Predictive Analytics To Makes Games More Profitable

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In a move to convert that huge pile of data into something much more meaningful, Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics (www.ninjametrics.com) launched a new predictive analytics product for the industry. Explain what Ninja Metrics is doing?

Image Metrics Gains $6.5M

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics, which is developing facial animation products for the entertainment industry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $6.5M Image Metrics develops technology for facial animation, being applied to the film and video game industry. Image Metrics said the new funding will go towards developing new technology and to execute its plans.

TCVN Workshop: Lean Analytics- Vanity vs Actionable Metrics

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 -- TCVN Workshop: Lean Analytics- Vanity vs Actionable Metrics. Most entrepreneurs are swimming in a sea of metrics. Learn what is an actionable metric, The One Metric That Matters and what is a Vanity Metric that just makes you feel like you are doing the right thing. What metrics are you following in you company? This is a different way to look at your company metrics.

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Image Metrics Buys Avatar Technology Firm

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a publicly held developer of facial animation technology for the entertainment industry, said today that it has acquired Character-FX , a firm which develops avatar creation technology. As part of the acquisition, Image Metrics said it will integrate the technology into its animation software, and has also hired Riggs as Director, Avatar Development for the firm. Image Metrics went public via a reverse merger in March, and is now listed OTCBB.

10 Key Metrics To Take a Startup to the Next Level

Startup Professionals Musings

What I’m talking about here is a level of discipline and skill necessary to collect and analyze the relevant business data, known as metrics. This metric is a measure of the total cost associated with acquiring a new customer, including all aspects of marketing and sales.

Traction Metrics Seed Real Startup Funding And Growth

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That should make you wonder - how do you measure traction in a metric? I like his set of action items, and have added a few of my own for measuring early traction leading to growth: Turn initial customer goals into measurable traction metrics. Use these metrics rather than hide them.

Use metrics and a dashboard. ACT upon variances.

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Only then, after when the information might have been useful, could I see how well I did. That’s how you would feel if you ran your company without a dashboard containing relevant metrics that drive your company.

Image Metrics Gets Win In UK

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a venture-funded developer of facial animation software, announced Tuesday that the firm has signed on a UK-based studio as a client. According to Image Metrics, Double Negative is a beta client for the firm's facial animation technology, and will use the firm's "self-service" offering to use Image Metrics' facial animation process in-house. Image Metrics is backed by Saffron Hill Ventures.

Tapiture Shows Growth Numbers, Engagement Metrics

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Tapiture , the visual, social discovery site aimed at males (which has been billed "Pinterest for men"), says it is showing early traction and engagement monetum, and released some growth and engagement numbers today. The firm, which is led by John Ellis, said that it has just passed one million "taps" of content on its site. The site says it had 8.6 million visits and 78 million page views, from 4.1M unique visitors in Q4 of 2012.

Granularity and Consistency of Startup Metrics

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Part of those questions are around Startup Metrics. Tim Berry has a great post on Why I Hate Those Huge Market Numbers tells us that he doesn’t like to see business plans with multi-billion market numbers used as the basis for projections. It’s the old – 5% of massive market gives us a big number. I agree completely: If it makes you feel better to give me that number in passing, okay, go ahead, but don’t put any emphasis on it.

Nine Keys to the Best Social Media Metrics for You

Startup Professionals Musings

But very few are talking about how to measure your results, and the right metrics for optimizing your marketing environment. Measuring message delivery in social media is a lot like measuring it in classic advertising, so classic metrics apply.