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.

Santa Barbara Takes Hard Line On Lime Scooters

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The City of Santa Barbara has taken a hard line on the first, on-demand scooter rental service to hit the city-- Lime --and has impounded every single scooter placed in the city on Friday by Lime. Lime, along with Santa Monica's Bird --have been launching their on-demand electric scooter rentals nationwide, using the same approach used by Uber and Lyft in their ride sharing services--without bothering to ask for permission from cities.

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.

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.

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

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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Saturday, June 2, 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].

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).

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.

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.

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

Eric Greenspan

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

Overcoming Santa Barbara's Tech Talent Bottleneck

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Accordng to a quote in the article from Rafael Saavedra, vice president of engineering and co-founder of the firm, it's due to the "fierce" competition for talent for the many tech firms located in Santa Barbara. technology worker remote recruiting jobs barbara santa

RightScale Expands In Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the developer of cloud computing software, is expanding its space in Santa Barbara, according to a report. The Pacific Coast Business Times reports that the firm is taking over 26,000 square feet on Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara, as the firm has grown to over 150 employees worldwide. jobs expansion software computing cloud barbara santa rightscale

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

Eric Greenspan

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

Maverick Angels Santa Barbara Arena

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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

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

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.

Google Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers

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Search engine giant Google announced Tuesday that the firm is funding a number of University research projects, including a group of researchers at UC San Diego, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara, and a researcher in Los Angeles. Google said that the firm is awarding a total of $5.7M as part of its Google Focused Research Awards, to help fund research in ares of study that are of key interest to the company.

Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Winemaking in Santa Barbara County - A World of Entrepreneurs. Just forty years ago, there were fewer than 200 acres of vineyards in Santa Barbara County. How will they impact our entrepreneurial business of wine in Santa Barbara County?

Santa Barbara Firm In $725M Deal To Revive Ford Factory

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A Santa Barbara-based firm Clairvoyant Energy , is behind a plan to revive an idled, Ford Motor Vehicle plant in Michigan, according to an announcement from Ford Thursday. According to Ford, it is selling its Wixom Assembly Plant to two firms--Xtreme Power, based in Texas, and Clairvoyant Energy, of Santa Barbara--to create a renewable energy manufacturing park.

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

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Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC.