5 Ways To Sample The Joy Of An Entrepreneur Lifestyle

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Here are a few of my favorites sampling techniques that I have seen work out well over the years: Take a job for a while with an early-stage startup. Even though I’m a big proponent of becoming an entrepreneur, it is definitely not for everyone.

United Sample Becomes uSamp

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Encino-based United Sample , the online polling and sampling firm headed by former goZing founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin , has renamed itself uSamp , the firm said Tuesday. Dusig and Lavin started United Sample in 2008, a few years after selling goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005. Tags: gozing polling sample united usamp

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United Sample Staffs Up

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Encino-based United Sample , a provider of online sampling services for the market research industry, has staffed up with a number of executive hires. United Sample is venture backed by Greycroft Partners and DFJ Frontier, and is headed by Matthew Dusig and Gregg Lavin, who were founders of goZing. Tags: united sample executive research market sampling

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United Sample Expands Sales, Employees

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Encino-based United Sample is reporting today that it had a triple-digit sales increase over last year, and has now has 70 team members working at the firm. United Sample provides online sampling services for the market research industry. United Sample is venture backed by Grecroft Partners and DFJ Frontier and is the latest startup of Gregg Lavin and Matthew Dusig, who founded goZing. Tags: employment growth sampling survey sample united gozing

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5 Ways To Safely Sample The Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

business entrepreneur lifestyle sample startupIf you think you are the perfect fit for the entrepreneur lifestyle, but you’re not yet sure if you’re ready to start your own, then I recommend that you take a job with an existing startup first to validate the culture realities against your dream. Without risking all your life savings, you may find that corporate desk you have as an alternative is a lot more satisfying.

United Sample Raises $3M

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Los Angeles-based United Sample, which operates online survey and sampling services for the market research industry, announced today that it has raised $3M in a Series B funding round. United Sample said that Dana Settle of Greycroft will join the firm's board along with the funding. United Sample is the latest business effort of goZing.com founders Matthew Dusig and Gregg Lavin; Dusig and Lavin successfully started and sold goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005.

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Solarflare Samples New Chip

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Irvine-based Solarflare Communications , a developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet semiconductors, said today that it is now sampling its 40nm, quad-port 10GBASE-T PHY chip. The firm said the PHY is its fourth generation of product, and is targeted at high-density modular switches and servers. The firm said the new chip uses one third the power consumption of competitive offerings. Solarflare said the chips will go into full production in Q4. READ MORE>>.

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NEXUS Completes REMP Sample Management Buy

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Poway-based NEXUS Biosystems , a developer of automated sample management systems for the pharmaceuticals and biotech industry, said today that it has completed its acquisition of REMP AG of Switzerland, a developer of sample management systems.

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How Do YOU Think the Internet Will Evolve? A Sampling of Your Tweets

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[ Editor’s note: This is part of a series examining the internet’s first 50 years and predicting the next half century. Join Xconomy and World Frontiers Forum on July 16 for Net@50 , an event exploring the internet’s past and future. ] For my feature article “ Special Report 2069: Predicting the Internet’s Next 50 Years ,” I asked my Twitter followers to share their own predictions.

Framework Benchmarks

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The 1-query samples, leftmost on the line charts, should be similar (within sampling error) of the single-query test above. While each test boils down to a measurement of the number of requests per second that can be processed by a single server, we are exercising a sample of the components provided by modern frameworks, so we believe its a reasonable starting point. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry.

Output Finds $45M For Music Tools

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According to Outtput, its software-as-a-service offers up loops, samples and melodic content, making it easier for professionals turn those loops and sounds into tracks. tool sample ccreation musi capital venture outputLos Angeles-based Output , a startup developing music creation software aimed at professional artists, has raised $45M in a Series A investment. The funding came from Summit Partners.

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Video Interview: Michael McCrary, PureSpectrum

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Our video interview today is with Michael McCrary, CEO and founder of PureSpectrum , a Westlake Village-based startup in the survey and sampling industry. michael mccrary interview startup survey sampling entrepreneur entrepreneurshipMichael tells us about how he founded the company, and gives some hints and tips on entrepreneurship. READ MORE>>.

uSamp Becomes Instantly

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Los Angeles-based survey and sampling provider uSamp said this morning that it has renamed the company to Instantly. The company develops a sample service which connect researchers and marketers with consumers for consumer surveys, in addition to related tools. instantly usamp survey sampling rename research consumer The company said the move is part of an effort to provide a single entity for its many tools, as well as help in continued growth.

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uSamp Rolls Out New API, Platform

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Los Angeles-based online survey and sampling services and technology provider uSamp said Wednesday that it has rolled out a new, fully open Application programming interface (API). The new API is part of its new SampleCORE platform, which it says helps automate sampling for its customers. uSamp''s sampling technology helps marketers conduct polling and sampling of consumers in an automated fashion. polling survey sampling usamp

DNAe Aims At Treating Antimicrobial Resistant Infections

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Although the product is not yet available on the market, DNAe says it has developed technology which successfully sequences DNA of bacteria from an unprocessed blood sample, which ultimately will enable hospitals to precisely identify the infectious agent and any resistance to antibiotics. dnae antimicrobial resistant infection barda contract blood sample biotech lifescience semiconductor sequencing

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uSamp Reports Record Quarter

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Los Angeles-based survey and sampling provider uSamp said Tuesday that it had a record quarter, saying it saw revenues grow by 42 percent, year over year. usamp sampling survey market research growth revenues Actual financials were not released by the company. uSamp said the growth came due to growth in Europe. uSamp''s services are used in market research efforts by companies. uSamp is venture backed by OpenView Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Frontier, and others.

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uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK

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Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit. usamp mobile survey sample smartphone The firm said it is looking to help app developers to monetize their apps, by integrating the company''s mobile survey tools into their software. uSamp said integrating the SDK will help app developers add an additional revenue stream to their apps, and also learn more about their members. READ MORE>>.

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uSamp Gets $15M More For Market Research Tools

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Encino-based sampling and online research firm uSamp announced this morning that it has raised $15M in a new round of funding. uSamp''s services and software is used by marketers for surveys, sampling, and market research. usamp market research sampling software survey marketing polling venture capital

uSamp Gets $10M In Series C

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Encino-based uSamp , the online market research and sampling firm founded by former goZing founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding. uSamp's online platform is used to manage online polling and sampling for clients. uSamp was formerly known as United Sample. Tags: sample united funding online survey sampling capital venture usamp

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uSamp Rolls Out New Products

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Los Angeles-based uSamp , which develops surveying and sampling technology and services for the market research industry, said this morning that it has rolled out a set of new products. usamp sampling survey surveying market research mobile The company sai dit has launched tow mobile products, uSamp Mobile In-Home and uSamp Mobile In-Store, which help market researchers access consumers on demand in those two locations. Pricing on the new products were not announced.

uSamp Names New Insights, Strategy Head

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Encino-based survey and sampling technology developer uSamp announced this morning that it has expanded its Consumer Insights division through the hiring of a new Senior Director of Insights and Strategy. uSamp offers up services to companies and marketers, allowing them to sample and survey potential customers and help provide information to drive product and service decisions. usamp strategy insights mobile survey sampling executive

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uSamp Launches New Mobile Survey Feature

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Los Angeles-based survey and sampling firm uSamp has launched a new, mobile survey feature, which it says does not require a mobile app and can be used to collect not only answers to questions, but photo and videos from mobile devices. usamp mobile survey photo video sampling research

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uSamp Expands In Europe

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Los Angeles-based uSamp , the market research and sampling technology developer, says that it is in an expansion in Europe, and has opened up an office in Frankfurt, Germany. usamp europe sampling polling market research expansion international germany frankfurt executive According to the company, the new office--plus the hiring of two people in that office--is to support strong demand in its European business.

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Airthinx Aims Air Monitoring Device At Home Market With Nest, Ecobee Integration

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airthinx nest ecobee monitoring sampling device hardware smarthomeIrvine-based Airthinx , a developer of air quality monitoring devices, is tackling the home market with new integration with Nest, Ecobee, and others, the company said this morning. Airthinx develops a 3G and Wi-Fi enabled device which measures such air quality factors as the amount of particulates, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, and more through its device.

uSamp Names CFO, Promotes VPs

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uSamp Updates Market Research Service

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Encino-based uSamp , the provider of online, web-based sampling and polling services, said today that it has enhanced its self service SampleMarket service. According to the firm, the enhanced service allows users to add multiple suppliers of survey respondents to their market research projects, including both SampleMarket-sourced panelists as well as external sources; new toools to remove duplicate, fake, and other low-quality respondents from research samples; and more.

uSamp Shuffles Executives

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Los Angeles-based polling and sampling technology and services provider uSamp is shuffling its executives today, saying that it has named Ted Bouzakis as the company''s new Executive Vice President of Sales, replacing George Llorens. usamp executive sampling survey research

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uSamp Appoints Two Executives

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Encino-based uSamp , the online sampling and panel firm headed by former goZing founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, said today that it has named Chuck Miller as Chief Research Officer at the firm, and appointed Melanie Courtright as Vice President, Client Services. The firm said that the additional titles for Miller will help the firm apply a "higher level of science" to its sampling. Tags: usamp executive survey panel sampling insights

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Biomatrica Gets Investment From In-Q-Tel

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San Diego-based Biomatrica , a developer of technology for storing biological samples at room temperature, announced this morning that it has scored an investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. Biomatrica's technology is used to allow the storage of DNA, RNA, proteins, and other biological samples at room temperature. biomatrica in-q-tel inqtel investment intelligence venture capital biology lifescience sample biotech

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uSamp, Kiplinger Tie On Market Research Panel

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Encino-based uSamp , the online surveying, sample, and panel firm headed by Gregg Lavin and Matt Dusig, has scored a major win with Kiplinger, the firm revealed this morning. usamp kiplinger market research survey panel sample finance publishinguSamp said the Kiplinger organization has chosen the firm to power a custom, online market research panel under the Kiplinger brand. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Kiplinger is a publisher of financial advice.

NEXUS Biosystems Buys Swiss Firm

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Poway-based NEXUS Biosystems , a developer of automated sample management systems for the biopharmaceuticals industry, said Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire REMP AG , a Swiss-based firm which provides sample management systems and related products. Tags: pharmaceuticals lifescience acquisition merger biopharma management sample biosystems nexus

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Nexus Biosystems Acquired For $79M

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Poway-based Nexus Biosystems , a developer of automated compound and sample management equipment for the life sciences industry, has been acquired by Brooks Automation in a deal worth $79M, the firms said earlier this week. nexus biosystems merger acquisition automated sample lifescience

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uSamp Names VP

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Encino-based uSamp , the provider of survey and sampling technology and services, said Tuesday that it has named Leslie Warshaw as Vice President of Research Solutions. usamp executive board sampling market research surveyWarshaw joins the firm from Lightspeed Research and TNS, and also worked at Nielsen Company. uSamp provides a platform and network of survey respondants used by companies to gain insights into consumers and businesses.

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uSamp Expands In Europe

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usamp europe market research expansion saas sampling employment londonLos Angeles-based uSamp , the online surveying firm headed by Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, said today that it has launched a new London office. The firm said the new office is part of a European expansion for the company. uSamp said the new office comes after triple digit revenue growth last year, and a doubling of its employees since 2010.

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uSamp: 65 Percent of Companies Allow Working Remotely

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usamp remote working sample survey Encino -based uSamp , which provides technology to enable market research and survey panels, has tapped into its stable of survey respondents to figure out how many companies now allow employees to work remotely. The company said its new study finds that 65 percent of companies now allow employees to work remotely, versus 35 percent that do not.

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SlimSurveys, Developed By TweetPhoto Team, Takes On Surveys

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slimsurvey tweetphoto startup survey sampling plixi If you''re a marketer, business, or developer wishing you could run a quick survey of your users, it can be an involved process. However, a new startup, SlimSurveys --created by the same team behind TweetPhoto--thinks it has a better way. The startup, headed by Sean Callahan, says its new service lets users create quick, 7-question surveys which can be answered on a desktop, mobile, or on a user''s website.

uSamp Reports Growth

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Encino-based uSamp , the online sampling and survey firm run by Gregg Lavin and Matt Dusig, reported over the weekend that it had revenue growth over over 167 percent. Tags: growth online panel survey sample united usamp Actual financials for the privately held firm were not disclosed, however, the firm claimed record growth in its year-over-year results. The company also said that it is planning to double its investment in its technology platform.

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uSamp Adds Gould, Moriarty To Board

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usamp executive board sampling market research surveyEncino-based uSamp , which provides technology and services for market research and surveying, said this morning that it has added Alan Gould and Sean Moriarty to its board of directors. Gould is a Venture Partner with Greycroft Partners, and Moriarty is the former President and CEO of Ticketmaster.

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12 New Friday Freebies

Startup Professionals Musings

There are some good gardening ones in the agriculture category) Free Sample Site (another site that keeps updated free sample lists for you) Free Beautiful Alaska Travel Book 40 Free Prints from York Photo (sign up and put them in your account while the deal is still good) Related articles Thirteen Freebies Top Five Freebie Offers Top Five Free Deals. Uncategorized Computers and Internet Directories Electronic mailing list Free Stuff Maybelline Playtex Product sample Wal-Mart

uSamp Buys AOL Unit

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uSamp Eyes Check-Ins For Mobile Surveys

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uSamp Updates Online Panel Service

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Silicon Beach Report July 8: Surf Air Expands Routes in Europe

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Surf Air expands routes in Europe, SpaceX signs lease for Orange County office, and Fullscreen offers sample content via AT&T and DirecTV