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.

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.

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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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding

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forwardmetrics forward metrics strategic planning software venture capital Encinitas-based ForwardMetrics has just taken $1M in a seed funding round, to help companies better conduct their strategic planning. The startup said that the new funding round brings its total raised to $1.75M.

Rating your CEO leadership skills

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Leadership Accountability Core values execution goals KPIs leadership management Metrics mission statements planning SMART goals strategic partners Strategy Team meetings Teamwork The post Rating your CEO leadership skills appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Sandler Sales Institute owner and trainer Chris Jennings recently presented a terrific best practice workshop for Sales and Sales Management for my CEO Advisory Board.

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Image Metrics Debuts iPhone App

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Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M ninjametrics ninja metrics venture capital funding regulatory filing game videogame online mobile social analyticsof an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. The startup, led by Dmitri Williams, and helps mobile, online, and social game developers better monetize their properties. The round is being led by 37 Ventures.

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.

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

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

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Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin

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Best practices Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Productivity Strategy Team Development Teamwork Internet Marketing The post Internet Marketing tips from SEO/SEM expert Jason Lavin appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Vistage regularly attracts amazing speakers to its CEO Advisory Group meetings. Last Friday was no exception my Los Angeles-based CEO Group 3709.

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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.

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

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

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.

Your Customer Success Team Is Focusing On The Wrong Definition Of Success

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The Most Important Metric. Near the conclusion of our discussion, I asked each CEO to name any non-obvious metrics by which they guide their businesses. However, these metrics measure your company’s success, not that of your customers. Such metrics will obviously differ.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle

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Best practices Dashboards Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Planning Productivity Team Development Teamwork Time management Team meetings The post Promoting teamwork with your Daily Huddle appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers.

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.

Lean LA: The Metrics-Driven Startup: Which Metrics Matter and Wh

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 -- Lean LA: The Metrics-Driven Startup: Which Metrics Matter and Wh. With competing priorities and limited resources, how does a startup identify and separate the wheat of actionable metrics from the chaff of vanity metrics?

Image Metrics Targets Video Game Customers With New Services

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, disclosed this morning that it has created a new "rigging" service for the video game and film markets. Image Metrics develops software used for facial animation image capture; the firm's technology was used for the upcoming God of War III video game for the Sony PlayStation 3. Image Metrics is venture backed by Saffron Hill Ventures.

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

Miid-year performance review? What is working and what needs improvement? What about your leadership performance?

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Best practices Dashboards Executive Development Leadership Management Metrics Planning Productivity Teamwork Time management The post Miid-year performance review? What is working and what needs improvement? What about your leadership performance? appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. You might be just getting your financial results for the six months ended June 30, when you read this post.

Interview with Mike Starkenburg, Image Metrics

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics (www.image-metrics.com) recently landed a $6.5M, Series B funding round for the firm's facial animation products. I was introduced to Image Metrics a year before I joined, and was helping them along. Editor's note: you can see Image Metrics "Emily" demo on their web site ). Tags: animation hollywood interview content animate metrics image software movie