Startup Metrics

SoCal CTO

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 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.

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. According to the firm, the spinout will enable each of the firms to focus on separate products and services to different markets. The companies said that Faceware Technologies will be led by Ron Ryder, currently the CFO and COO of Image Metrics, during the transition.

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. I was recently talking with a startup company who wanted me to try their product.

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.

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?

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 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. The firm's products were used in Rockstar Games' GTA IV. Image Metrics said the new funding will go towards developing new technology and to execute its plans.

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?

Tapiture Shows Growth Numbers, Engagement Metrics

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The site features photos, images, and videos of everything from stylish products to (not unsurprisingly) beautiful women. 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

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. All of our sales are out here, engineering, and production staff--with researchers and the big brains, along with our financial people in Manchester--where we're still a corporate UK company. I was introduced to Image Metrics a year before I joined, and was helping them along.

Verdezyne Hits Production Milestone

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Carlsbad-based biotechnology developer Verdezyne said this morning that it has hit a key production milestone. The company--which is developing processes for developing renewable chemicals--said it has produced more than one metric ton of bio-based dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) using its proprietary yeast platform and downstream process.

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

Both Sides of the Table

This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company. “Hacking” growth is only sustainable with a truly great product. And of course it’s true in personal productivity apps, SMB apps, B2B software and so forth.

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

Tech Zulu Event

He disclosed the struggles he went through in building a solid productive team. Noah has what I believe he called “Thank You metrics”. When someone purchases your product, get their email to be able to invite them to the next soirée. I am a raving fan of AppSumo.com.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. Like many product managers, my background is fairly eclectic. That's where I learned I enjoyed interacting with customers and working with development teams to build and launch products.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

Tech Zulu Event

Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was. Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen.

SocialVibe Aims Product At Politics

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The firm--which sells online ads based on engagement metrics, rather than the usual clicks and views--said it is applying its model to the political landscape, looking to help campaigns get their word out on social networking sites like Facebook. Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , the online advertising firm run by Jay Samit, said today that it has launched a new, political advertising solution ahead of the 2012 elections.

Return on Productivity (ROP) – How Do You Measure the Success of Your Company Culture?

Frank Addante

At Rubicon Project, we manage culture just like a product. Today, we are working on a prototype of a new measurement metric that we call ROP (Return on Productivity). This metric will help us determine what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Measuring the Value of Promotional Products [Infographic]

Tech Zulu Event

Remember marketing folks, this is impression, not conversion — a metric slowing losing it’s sheen amongst the nation’s web savvy marketers. The post Measuring the Value of Promotional Products [Infographic] appeared first on TechZulu.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products

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Santa Monica-based talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products at its annual Convergence Conference.

How Gigmor Is Looking To Connect Musicians With Gigs, with David Baird

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David Baird: We have a deep product pipeline, with lots of enhanecments planned. In the longer term, we see that data is going to be a big part of live music, and even though that's the case with the higher end of the market, for independent artists, there are not a lot of metrics and analytics that help talent buyers at clubs get an idea of a band's potential draw or ticket sales. metrics analytics marketplace market baird david gigmor

Kofax Rolls Out Monitoring Product

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Irvine-based Kofax , which develops document capture software, announced this morning that it has launched a new product for monitoring its software. According to the firm, its new Kofax Monitor software provides real-time, enterprise monitoring and metrics. The new software can be used to both monitor and receive alert notifications about system errors. Pricing of the new software was not disclosed.

Ace Metrix Gets $8M For TV Ad Analytics

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The company said the new funding round will go towards accelerating growth, product development, and expansion into new markets. metrics television analytics venture capital advertisingAce Metrix , a provider of technology for television advertising analytics, said today that it has raised $8M in a funding round from WPP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Leapfrog Ventures, and Palomar Ventures.

A year in review: productboard’s top 10 posts from 2017

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At productboard we aim to bake best practices of product management straight into the interface, so you can improve the way you manage your products right out of the box. In the meantime, we’ll continue publishing thoughts and ideas we’ve learned from great product managers here.

Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX

TechCrunch LA

The former President of ExactTarget and later chief executive of Salesforce Marketing Cloud has made billions of dollars building products to help support customer service and now he’s back at it again with his latest venture MetaCX.

Is your company or department as efficient as it should be?

Berkonomics

Start by carefully restating the goal for the process, such as “produce 500 quality units per day” and create metrics to measure the present output and quality (rejects or time lost) with this goal. Close.

Think like a general! Create strategies and tactics now.

Berkonomics

The technique, “OST” (objective, strategies and tactics), is a very good way to organize your effort to find guideposts and then develop metrics to measure progress. Create a hosted “software as a service” or “on demand” addition to our product line by end of (next) year.

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Anyone who has worked in a large company further knows that timing a product launch or a new marketing strategy has more to do with internal politics than reading market forces. Some more on metrics design and quantification.

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

InfoChachkie

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.

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How to Prepare for a Board Meeting to Make Sure you Crush It

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If you buy into the argument that a strong board can actually help you then this post will lay out how to help you have more productive meetings by preparing properly in advance. Often board members themselves don’t do the work to say “what metrics would we like to see.”

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Accurate assumptions lead to defendable plans

Berkonomics

It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve researched, or selected, or even just guessed at to create your plan. The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error. Or cost estimation.

Work on your three levels of leadership

Berkonomics

By far the most enjoyable for most of us is visionary leadership – the time we spend thinking ahead, creating new ideas for products or services, focusing on the big picture and how we can change the world with our creation. Another leadership development bit?