Summerland-based FindTheBest.com is fighting back against a patent troll with a $1 million commitment from its founder to defend itself and a lawsuit of its own alleging racketeering by the troll. FindTheBest operates a network of sites that compile and synthesize publicly available data to help consumers find the best of anything according to their Read More →
Santa Barbara-based business intelligence firm HG Data has raised $2 million in venture capital from EPIC Ventures. HG Data’s technology combs millions of web documents and offline sources to create comprehensive databases of business relationships. In 2012, for example, the company released a census of which worksites were operating thousands of specific kinds of software, Read More →
Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest has raised $11 million in venture capital from New World Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, among others. FindTheBest has created a comparison engine that weaves data together from credible sources to help users make decisions about everything from where to take a ski trip, where to go to college or Read More →
Business and civic leaders across the region have started to recognize the South Coast’s bevy of software, hardware and ecommerce firms for the economic gems that they are.