Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS
JULY 20, 2015
Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California.
Citrix Sale Effort To Impact Santa Barbara's Citrix Online
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
An effort by Citrix Systems to sell itself to a buyer has a possibility of some major impact on Southern California, particularly at Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online. GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, GoToMyPC, and other related products are all run out of the Santa Barbara, Citrix Online business. READ MORE>>.
Citrix Moves Closer To Split Of GoTo Product Line
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Citrix Systems is moving closer to a spinout of its GoTo product line this week, saying that it has named Kevin Parker, co-founder and senior operating principal at Bridge Growth Partners as Chairman of a soon-to-be-formed company specifically encompassing the Citrix "GoTo" product line. READ MORE>>.
Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls)
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
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. The secret in this game is to start with a product that is viable to the online audience, garner attention from leading affiliates and then turning the traffic into paying customers.
Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit
JANUARY 30, 2009
Citrix Systems , a provider of enterprise infrastructure software based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said Wednesday that the firm is reducing its headcount by approximately 10 percent--and has laid off staff at the firm's Santa Barbara Unit, Citrix Online. Tags: citrix employment jobs online barbara santa
Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production
APRIL 6, 2011
manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given. READ MORE>>.
Soraa Unveils LED Lighting Product
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout funded by Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN Partners, has unveiled its first product, a new LED lighting lamp. Soraa is manufacturing its products in Fremont. Soraa, which was started in Goleta, said its Soraa LED MR16 lamp is intended as a replacement for traditional, halogen MR16 bulbs.
Citrix Sets January Date For GoTo Spinoff
JANUARY 9, 2017
That business--headquartered in Santa Barbara--will become a separate subsidiary called GetGo , which will merge with a subsidairy of LogMeIn. Citrix develops GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and other related products as part of that business, all of which were originally created by ExpertCity in Santa Barbara.
Soraa Deploys In UK Museum
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Soraa , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED lighting technology, based on research out of UC Santa Barbara, has deployed its products at a museum in the United Kingdom. Soraa said its lighting systems are now being used at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, which the company says is the world's oldest public museum.
Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period
OCTOBER 28, 2013
Santa Barbara Dreaming. When my wife and I arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 1990''s, we did not know a single person.
Sonos Launches New Product
JULY 20, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the developer of wireless music systems, has launched a new product this morning, called the PLAY:3.
FindTheBest Partners With Lijit
MAY 9, 2012
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CALIENT Technologies Launches New Product
MARCH 20, 2017
Santa Barbara-based optical switching equipment maker CALIENT Technologies has launched a new, optical switching product into the market, called the CALIENT S320 Optical Circuit Switch. CALIENT said it has already begun customer trials of the product with government and commercial data center operators. READ MORE>>.
Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks
AUGUST 2, 2016
Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , the developer of energy storage devices which use ice to offload electric grids of peak loads, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, bundled solution which combines both its energy storage and photovoltaic solar energy. READ MORE>>.
UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. This allowed the curriculum to efficiently find its product / market fit.
Balance Minimal Product Viability With Maximum Utility: Maximize Your Startup’s Value Proposition – MVP²
MARCH 1, 2011
In essence, the Beatles offered a product with a higher value proposition as compared to their American counterparts. Double Your A-Sides.
CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Santa Barbara-based CALIENT Technologies , a developer of photonic switching equipment, said this morning that it has raised $19.4M
FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site
DECEMBER 9, 2011
FindTheBest said that it build 24 custom comparisons of technology products for eCoustics, part of an expansion of its platform to external sites.
Inogen Secures $20M For Oxygen Therapy Devices
APRIL 12, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Inogen , a provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, said Thursday that it has scored a $20M, equity funding round. Inogen is a developer of oxygen therapy products, including home oxygen generators, which are supplied to patients with pulmonary diseases such as COPD. The round was led by Novo A/S.
Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Independent’s recent Techtopia Issue. Select the real software product from this list. Buzz Off.
Sonos Loses Chief Product Officer, Says Report
MARCH 28, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Sonos has lost its Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten, according to reports this morning. Whitten--which had only been Chief Product Officer at the company for two years--had been in charge of the release of the PLAY:5 speaker and associated apps. READ MORE>>.
Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.
RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software
JUNE 7, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the cloud computing firm backed by Tenaya Capital, DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and Presidio Ventures, said Tuesdya that it has launched a new product called RightScale myCloud. READ MORE>>. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptus
Citrix Online Acquires Podio
APRIL 11, 2012
The Santa Barbara-based online services arm of Citrix is expanding its suite of software, after Citrix said this morning that it is acquiring Podio , a developer of collaborative work software for business teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. READ MORE>>.
Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting materials which was, until recently, located in Santa Barbara, said earlier this week that it has spun off a subsidiary working on its Reconfigurable Resonance (RcR) technology. The firm still has research and development facilities in the Santa Barbara area.
Sonos Adds Amazon Prime Music Support
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Santa Barbara-based whole home, streaming music system maker Sonos has added support for Amazon Prime Music to its sytsems, letting users stream songs from Amazon's music service through its systems. The new service is available as a abeta to users in the US. READ MORE>>. sonos amazon prime music streaming system wifi wireless
FindTheBest Takes On Smartphone Comparisons
OCTOBER 7, 2011
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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation
AUGUST 28, 2013
If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases.
LogicMonitor Launches New Dashboard Product
AUGUST 18, 2015
Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor , which develops performance monitoring products for IT infrastructure, said today that it has launched a new dashboard product. Pricing on the new product was not announced. The dashboard software works in conjunction with LogicMonitor's performance monitoring product.
FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. The new product is specifically aimed at providers of subscription services. READ MORE>>.
RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services
MARCH 22, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. The firm said companies like Progrexion Marketing--which markets the credit repair product Lexington Law--has been seeing success with pay-per-call using its products.
Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M
MAY 5, 2016
The bottom line is that the TaxJar team is happy - and because we're happy, we're incredibly productive.”. “We TaxJar. FastSpring.
D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies
MARCH 2, 2011
Webia's CEO, John Wu, joins D2 as Vice President of Products for its Mobile and Personal Communications Business Unit. READ MORE>>.
GoToMyPC Hits iPad
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
GoToMyPC , the popular remote access software-as-a-service from Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online , has hit the Apple iPad, the company said today.
Invoca Debuts New Facebook Ad Product
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JUNE 15, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which helps marketers correlate phone calls to what advertising drove those calls, has rolled out another product for Facebook, the company said Tuesday. The company said the new product is a result of integration with Facebook's Offline Conversions API. READ MORE>>.
FindTheBest Takes On Product Comparisons
OCTOBER 18, 2010
Looking to take on comparisons between products, services, and other information, a new startup, FindTheBest.com , has emerged in Santa Barbara.
Sientra Gains $65M
MARCH 28, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Sientra , a developer of FDA-approved, silicone breast implants, said Wednesday that it has raised $65M in a Series C funding round. The round will go towards commercialization of its products. Sientra said the new round brings its total raised to $151M. The firm was founded by CEO Hani Zeini. READ MORE>>.
Yardi Acquires Insurance Firm
AUGUST 16, 2011
Santa Barbara-based Yardi , which develops real estate investment management and property management software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Multifamily Insurance Group , a provider of renters insurance products. Yardi said the buy will allow it to provide renters insurance products to its clients.
How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence
OCTOBER 5, 2015
As a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , students ask me dozens of times each quarter, “What do you think of my idea?”