Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara

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In what could help Santa Barbara further increase its influence in the high tech world, Surf Air , the subscription-membership based, all-you-can-fly airline headed by Wade Eyerly, said today that it has added Santa Barbara to its daily schedule. SurfAir said it will connect Santa Barbara with nonstop service to Silicon Valley, with the first flight leaving this morning at 8:15 a.m.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.

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Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

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Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara has become a high-tech startup mecca, rivaling cities many times its size.

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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Amid hand wringing about an IPO slowdown in 2015, there's one shining region which had a banner IPO and acquisition year last year: Santa Barbara. In addition, Santa Barbara's AnsibleWorks was among the latest in enterprise IT software companies in the region to see an exit, and was sold to Red Hat in August for somewhere north of $100M. acquisition merger wallstreet barbara santa slowdown

Citrix Sale Effort To Impact Santa Barbara's Citrix Online

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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. citrix online santa barbara gotoassist gotomeeting expertcity merger acquisition private equity

Santa Barbara Investor Puts $4M Into Mindflash

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The Investment Group of Santa Barbara , a venture capital investment group based in Santa Barbara, has invested $4M in funding for a developer of a web-based cloud training software firm, Mindflash , Mindflash said today. The firm said that the Investment Group of Santa Barbara also led its prior $5M funding, which closed in December 2009. Mindflash was originally based in Santa Barbara, but moved to Palo Alto when the firm hired Wells as CEO.

Santa Barbara Investors Back Solvvy

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The Investment Group of Santa Barbara (IGSB) is one of the backers this week in machine learning and artificial intelligence software developer Solvvy. in a seed funding round, which was led by True Ventures, and also included Pear Ventures (formerly Pejman Mar Ventures), Carnegie Mellon University, Signatures Capital, Investment Group of Santa Barbara (IGSB) and angels, including Dan Rose and Hamid Barkhordar.

New Report Details Technology Job Concentration In Region

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percent of private jobs in the technology sector, ranked at number 13 nationwide; Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta had 8.9 Finally, Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine was ranked number 25, just making the list, with 8.2

Initiative to Boost SoCal’s Startup Scene Teams With GV Founder

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur has set out to boost the startup ecosystem in San Diego and the rest of Southern California—and he already has scored a coup by partnering with Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, now known as GV. Steve Poizner, who sold two of his startups to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) and served as California Insurance Commissioner a decade ago, has signed a collaboration agreement with a venture fund that Maris founded in suburban San Diego.

Technology , Cocktails, and Incubators in Santa Barbara

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Appropriately enough, ­­­we gathered in the about-to-open Synergy Business and Technology Center, Santa Barbara’s latest incubator. More than 150 MIT alums gathered Wednesday night for a discussion of incubators/accelerators.

Sonos Chops Staff In Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara-based whole home music system maker Sonos told its users in a blog post Wednesday that it has let go of a number of employees , as a result of changes in the industry. sonos santa barbara jobs employment staff employees streaming music hardwareSonos did not say how many employees it is letting go, only that the "last few weeks have been tough" on the company. Sonos said it is now looking to increase its focus on paid streaming services and voice control.

Santa Barbara Gets Another $100M Plus Exit, At Aurrion

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Add another, high dollar exit for a young startup in Santa Barbara, adding to the region's growing list of successful technology exits: Aurrion. Aurrion is a spinout of UC Santa Barbara, and develops technology being used to make high speed optical networking in a more cost effective manner. The Santa Barbara region has had an outsized number of successful startup exits over the years, given the region's geography and population.

Redfin Takes Tech-Centric Real Estate To Santa Barbara

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Redfin , a tech-centric real estate brokerage firm based out of Seattle, said late last week that it has expanded into Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura County, bringing its website and mobile app into the Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Redfin said it has hired a local agent to head up its efforts in Santa Barbara, where it is centering its expansion. redfin real estate santa barbara expansion technology

Synergy Incubator in Santa Barbara

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The MIT event mentioned in my last post was held at the beautiful new Synergy Business Technology Center ( www.synergybtc.com ) in Santa Barbara. Michael Holliday, architect who conceived the incubator and designed the space has built one of the most inspired environments I have seen in a very long time. Take a look at these photos: Click to view slideshow. An incubator 2 blocks from the beach? Count me in. Incubators and Accelerators southern california technology incubators

Startup Weekend Santa Barbara

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 -- Startup Weekend Santa Barbara. See [link].

Startup Weekend Santa Barbara

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Friday, June 1, 2012 -- Startup Weekend Santa Barbara. See [link].

Investment Group of Santa Barbara Backs Mindflash

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The Investment Group of Santa Barbara is the primary backer of a developer of online training software for corporations, which announced a funding round Thursday. during 2012 from the Investment Group of Santa Barbara. mindflash investment group venture capital santa barbara training online saas software

Fiesta Santa Barbara is For Amateurs Like Me

Eric Greenspan

Fiesta or Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara has been an annual festival in Santa Barbara and has been equally present for all of the 28 years I’ve been here. We have other celebrations in Santa Barbara.

Guy Fieri Missed Some Great Santa Barbara Spots for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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Not too long ago, Guy did a show in my home town of Santa Barbara. Hey Guy, here’s where you should visit on your next trip to Santa Barbara: (reader note…remember it’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives).

Guy Fieri Missed Some Great Santa Barbara Spots for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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Not too long ago, Guy did a show in my home town of Santa Barbara. Hey Guy, here’s where you should visit on your next trip to Santa Barbara: (reader note…remember it’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives).

No, Santa Barbara Did Not Have A Massive 6.8 Earthquake On Wednesday

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earthquake which occurred in Santa Barbara in 1925. That quake destroyed most of downtown Santa Barbara, and severely damaged the Mission Santa Barbara. usgs error software twitter earthquake barbara santaIn more proof you shouldn't believe everything you read on Twitter, the US Geological Survey accidentally sent out an alert for a 6.8 earthquake, centered off the coast of California on Wednesday.

Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 -- Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena. Angel screening event. Email jerry@maverickangels.com.

Guy Fieri Missed Some Great Santa Barbara Spots for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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Not too long ago, Guy did a show in my home town of Santa Barbara. Hey Guy, here’s where you should visit on your next trip to Santa Barbara: (reader note…remember it’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives). The post Guy Fieri Missed Some Great Santa Barbara Spots for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives appeared first on Eric Greenspan. Food, Cooking, Eating diners dives drive-ins restaurants Santa Barbara

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena. Contact jerry@maverickangels.com for more information.

Video Ad Firm Sets Up Shop In Santa Barbara

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Coull , a video advertising firm based in the UK, said Friday that it is setting up a new office in Santa Barbara, as part of a link with performance marketing firm RevUpNet. RevUpNet is based in Santa Barbara. Coull said its new Santa Barbara office will initially have a team of seven. coull video advertising network revupnet santa barbara

Santa Barbara Loses Direct Flight To San Jose

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The last direct flight from Santa Barbara to Silicon Valley, on a route run by SkyWest Airlines, is being discontinued, according to reports. SkyWest Airlines has informed Santa Barbara Airport officials that it plans to discontinue direct flights to San Jose in June, due to lack of demand. The news was first reported by local Santa Barbara publication the Daily Sound. Tags: santa barbara jose flights

Women in Technology International Santa Barbara

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 -- Women in Technology International Launches Santa Barbara Network: Citrix Executive Elizabeth Cholawsky to Speak at Kickoff Event. s Santa Barbara kickoff event. Join local Citrix executive Elizabeth Cholawsky, VP/GM of the company?s s IT Support business line, at Women in Technology International?s Elizabeth will speak on the challenges today?s

Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara

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This contribution is from John Greathouse , a longtime venture capitalist and also a professor at UC Santa Barbara, who was instrumental in Computer Motion's initial public offering and the sale of GoToMeeting to Citrix. I am very excited with the prospects of the San Diego market, as it reminds me of Santa Barbara circa 2005. He is a Professor Of Practice at UC Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurial Sales.

Cisco Buys Santa Barbara Firm

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San Jose-based networking giant Cisco said today that it has acquired Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, a Santa Barbara firm which develops software used for managing building infrastructure. According to Cisco, Richards-Zeta's middleware will be used as part of a solution for allowing customers to maximize operations and energy efficiencies, to create greater energy savings, and to reduce their carbon footprint. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit

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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. According to sources, the firm has provided notice to people in its Santa Barbara office about the cuts. Tags: citrix employment jobs online barbara santa

CALIENT Acquired By Chunxing

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Santa Barbara-based CALIENT , the developer of optical MEMs switching technology, has been acquired by Chinese company Suzhou Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd. , the two said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to the two, Chunxing buys a controlling stake in the company, and will also provide manufacturing services to CALIENT as part of the acquisition. CALIENT said it will remain in Goleta.

Network Hardware Resale Expands Offices

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Santa Barbara-based Network Hardware Resale , which sells used and new networking equipment, said Wednesday that it has doubled the size of its corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara. The firm said it has moved into a new, 99,000 square foot office and warehouse in Santa Barbara. network hardware resale office expansion santa barbara electronics retail

This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking

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Andrew Fuller (left) and Jonas Bolduan I encourage my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students to err […]. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The post This Student Talked His Way Into Google Through Courageous Networking appeared first on John Greathouse