The $176 million tri-county cut-flower industry is hoping to woo Valentine’s Day shoppers, who are expected to spend $1.8 billion nationwide this year on blooms for their sweethearts.
Belying its modest beginnings in the couple’s kitchen, Elemental Herbs now has distributors in 35 states and nearly 1,500 retail accounts.
It’s a low-cost, simple-to-use Web application for making and sharing product road maps, keeping everyone on the same page.
Santa Barbara-based inbound call technology firm Invoca has raised $20 million from Accel Partners, bringing the company’s funds raised to date to $30.8 million.
Abe Geary passed up a funding offer from “Shark Tank” that would have turned over a 60 percent equity stake in the company, to direct its development personally.
The venture capitalist of the vineyards: Terroir’s investments range from Santa Ynez to South Africa
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While many people now have insurance for the first time, another group of policyholders is cursing the new health care law: the self-employed and other individual policyholders.