Tech Topia Listings

More Than 80 Companies and Organizations That Answered Our Survey

Though Santa Barbara doesn’t pack quite the dense punch of the biomed/pharmaceutical complex of San Diego, there are quite a few companies, usually with UCSB ties, that are involved in improving our health and well-being. This category also includes companies that serve the life science industry itself.


Founded: October 2012
Employees: 30
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Self-funded
We o er quality cloud-based solutions designed specifically for the rigorous compliance needs of the life science industry, specifically for medical device, pharmaceutical, and health-care sectors.

Activelife Scientific

Founded: July 2007
Employees: 7
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Currently raising Series B
ActiveLife Scientific is transforming the way injuries and diseases are diagnosed and treated. ActiveLife’s flagship product, the OsteoProbe, is a hand- held device for measuring bone strength. Debunking the myth that density is synonymous with strength. OsteoProbe is positioned to help the more than 320 million people at risk of bone fracture for reasons not explained by low bone density. After collaborating with Mayo Clinic, Harvard, Columbia, and many more of the leading medical centers worldwide, the company is now seeking FDA clearance so doctors and patients can bene t worldwide. activelifescienti

Apeel Sciences

Founded: June 18, 2012
Employees: 36
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series A
Apeel Sciences is a team of scientists working on a new kind of organic agricultural technology. Apeel uses uneaten parts of plants, like leaves and stems, recycling them to create a natural formula that protects food crops and keeps produce fresh. Apeel’s new, plant-based approach to produce protection improves the quality of fresh fruit and vegetables while helping to reduce food waste, which in turn helps to reduce water and energy use.

Inogen, Inc

Founded: November 2001
Employees: 411
Estimated worth: Market cap: $815 million (as of 10/28/15)
Stage of growth: IPO in February 2014; NASDAQ: INGN
Inogen is a medical technology company that primarily develops, manufac- tures, and markets innovative portable oxygen concentrators used to deliver supplemental long-term oxygen therapy to patients su ering from chronic respiratory conditions. Traditionally, these patients have relied on stationary oxygen concentrator systems for use in the home and oxygen tanks or cylin- ders for mobile use, which must be delivered regularly, have a nite amount of oxygen, and require long, cumbersome tubing. The Inogen One systems concentrate the air around the patient to o er a single source of supplemen- tal oxygen anytime and anywhere with a portable device weighing approx- imately 4.8 or 7.0 pounds. That reduces reliance on stationary concentrators and scheduled deliveries of tanks, thereby improving patient quality of life and fostering mobility.

Intouch Health

Founded: 2012
Employees: 200
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Incorporated
InTouch Health is focused on enabling health-care providers to deliver care when and where it is needed. Our Telehealth Network and services can ex- pand access and delivery of high-quality clinical care to any patient, at any time, while reducing overall costs of care.


Founded: 2006
Employees: 100-150
Estimated worth: Market cap: $75 million
Stage of growth: Post-IPO, NASDAQ: SIEN
Sientra is a medical aesthetics company committed to making a difference in patients’ lives by enhancing their body image, growing their self-esteem, and restoring their confidence. Sientra offers a broad and compelling array of plastic-surgery devices for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

TrueVision 3D Surgical

Founded: February 2007
Employees: 45
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Early Stage
TrueVision 3D Surgical provides medical products designed to make a measurable difference in patient outcomes and surgeon comfort. The product includes the Digital Microscope Platform, which consists of a 3D high-def digital imaging, record, and playback functions and a host of re- lated applications that guide the surgeon. Collectively, the platform solves myriad surgical issues in numerous verticals including ophthalmology and neurosurgery. TrueVision’s quest for improving the human experience extends beyond the walls of the operating room into local, state, and national communities through donations of equipment and personnel to nonprofit health and wellness sectors.

USDM Life Sciences

Founded: March 2000
Employees: 250-270
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Private, 25 percent-50 percent growth last three years USDM is changing how compliance is addressed for life science companies worldwide. We partner with technology vendors who lead in the life sciences sector, assimilate the technology into an adaptable model, and support the proper implementation and maintenance of such systems. Our partners include Salesforce, Agilent, Oracle, and SAP, as well as many others. Our clients include medical device and emerging biotechnology companies, and the largest pharmaceutical players. Our team grows as quickly as we can to and the rare people who can support our mission with the same passion and capability.

Internet of Things

If you haven’t heard about the Internet of things, or IoT, it’s time to get on the bus because you are probably already using them. IoT is the umbrella term for physical devices that are digitally connected in order to collect and share data that is usually accessed through the cloud.


Founded: January 2015
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Seed stage
222Labs is developing Purpose, an Internet of things (IoT) product and plat- form that monitors many different environmental conditions, activities, and security for homes and businesses.

Sanwood, llC

Founded: February 2012
Employee: 3
Estimated worth: $3 million
Stage of growth: Start-up
SanWood, LLC, is focused on the design, development, and implementation of IoT sensor technology.


Founded: November 2013
Employees: 8
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Seed stage
Smartstones is a new communication platform that gives people the power to send spoken messages with only gestures, instead of texting or talking. It includes an IoT sensory device resembling a stone that can be configured with a free mobile app.

SAAS (And PAAS and Daas and…)

No one buys software in a box anymore. We access it through the Inter- net and rent it to solve our digital problems. The out ts that provide such technologies are collectively known as SaaS companies, as in software as a service. Santa Barbara is a hotbed of SaaS, with nearly a third of all survey respondents falling into this category. This group also includes companies that identify as DaaS (data as a service), PaaS (plat- form as a service), and even aPaaS (application platform as a service).


Founded: May 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
AgePath is an eldercare navigation platform. We help families save time, reduce cost, and improve quality of life by providing personalized geriatric care plans for aging well. By combining eldercare expertise with innovative software, our platform empowers families to connect with resources and services through one simple dashboard.

AppFolio Inc.

Founded: 2006
Employees: 500
Estimated worth: Market cap: $573 million (as of 10/28/15)
Stage of growth: IPO in June 2015; NASDAQ: APPF
AppFolio creates complete, easy-to-use, cloud-based software for multiple vertical markets. Today, our software serves the legal and property-management industries.

AppScale Systems

Founded: February 2013
Employees: 12
Estimated worthy: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Private investors
An aPaaS, or application platform as a service, company, AppScale is an open-source implementation of Google’s game-changing platform App Engine. With AppScale, developers can very rapidly develop web and mobile applications using the de facto standard, enterprise-tested, and validated App Engine APIs (application program interfaces) and run the apps on any cloud — public or private. AppScale can run App Engine apps wherever they desire and without modi cation.

Auto Vitals

Founded: January 2009
Employees: 65
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B funded and self-sustaining
AutoVitals makes SaaS-based productivity and customer-engagement products for independent auto-repair shops, including website and SEO, tablet- based digital inspection tools, shop work ow management, and team labor-management tools.


Founder: August 2005
Employees: 60
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Decline to state
FastSpring is an award-winning e-commerce and subscription management leader that powers the sales for software, SaaS, and digital content. Whether you’re selling to customers locally or across the globe, FastSpring helps maximize conversions, increase sales, and grow your business. Clients include a diverse array of companies and customers, from small businesses to internationally recognized brands such as Adobe, SmithMicro, the American Heart Association, MacPaw, and Random House. Now celebrating its 10th year in business, FastSpring currently supports more than 2,500 clients worldwide, reaching over 3,600,000 customers in 240 countries across the globe.


Founded: January 2013
Employees: 35
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series A round just raised $5 million
Cielo24 provides searchable video data and insights for the education, enterprise, and entertainment markets, powering content discovery, engagement, monetization, and asset management.


Founded: 2007, but acquired 2014
Employees: 10
Stage of growth: Private
A lightweight sales-automation tool for Gmail, helps sales teams and business professionals work more productively.


Founded: February 2012
Employees: 7
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
GenRocket is a SaaS-model software platform that software developers and quality-assurance engineers use to generate all the test data they need to fully test their software.


Founded: September 2013; rst deal September 2014
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: $1 million+
Stage of growth: Privately bootstrapped/pre-angel
Groupgets is a secure online group-buying platform with a tech hardware focus for products that already exist (not projects). It is best suited for products with very high minimum-order quantities or that are much cheaper in volume. GroupGets creates and nurtures communities of developers around some of its products to facilitate rapid prototype development long after the buy — we help users collaborate on the purchase and on development. We also locally design custom accessory hardware and software to lower the technical barrier of entry for some of the products that we carry.

HG Data

Founded: 2010
Employees: 40-60
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of Growth: Series A venture-capital funding
A DaaS company, HG Data is the global leader in competitive intelligence for installed technologies. The world’s largest technology companies, fastest growing start-ups, and some of the most innovative OEM partners use HG Data to build market analysis, competitive displacement, predictive modeling, marketing campaigns, and client-retention initiatives. Every day, HG Data indexes more than one billion unstructured documents — including social media, case studies, press releases, blog postings, government documents, content libraries, technical support forums, website source code, and job postings — to produce a detailed, accurate census of business-to-business technology installations in use at companies globally.


Founded: May 2008 (formerly RingRevenue)
Employees: 160
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series C; $30 million in venture capital raised to date Invoca helps the modern marketer drive inbound calls and turn them into sales. By bringing call intelligence to marketers and their existing market- ing technology systems, Invoca’s platform delivers the visibility required to engage mobile customers beyond the click. From attribution to intent, marketers gain a complete understanding of the customer’s journey across digital, mobile, and online touch points so that they can optimize their marketing spend, drive quality inbound calls, and deliver a better customer experience. Invoca is backed by Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, and Salesforce.

Local Market Launch

Founded: November 2011
Employees: About 40, including 25 in Santa Barbara
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Backed by founder/CEO Brian Coryat, as well as Rincon Venture Partners and several angel investors made up mostly of successful area entrepreneurs; last raised Series A We provide a cloud-based software platform that allows national multi-lo- cation brands, such as Wa e House and Carvel, to control all of their digital business (such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp), local landing pages, and store locators from one central interface. The software also monitors local presence and reviews, allowing the national brand centralized access to real-time, results-based data.


Founded: July 2008
Employees: 115
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B
LogicMonitor’s SaaS performance-monitoring platform provides IT Ops teams with end-to-end visibility and actionable metrics to manage to- day’s sophisticated on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructures. Deploy and manage monitoring faster and automatically with AutoDiscovery of devices. Act on infrastructure performance data using built-in and customizable dashboards, performance forecasting, and complete reporting. Use built-in work ow capabilities, including alerting routing and escalation management, to improve IT team’s issue response and resolution time.


Founded: December 2006
Employees: 104
Estimated worth: $60-$80 million
Stage of growth: Angel
Our mission, as a SaaS company, is to support entrepreneurs in delivering their value to the world by removing the burden of technology and auto- mating their business. With Ontraport, all of your business tools, data, and customer information is in one system, and everything works together seamlessly. You’ll create better customer experiences and increase sales, and you can automate everything, saving a ton of time. Plus, you’ve always got one team to call when you have a question or need support.

Procore Technologies Inc.

Founded: January 2002
Employees: 292
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series E
Procore is the world’s number one, most widely used construction-man- agement software, helping rems drastically increase project efficiency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation. Hundreds of thousands of registered Procore users manage all types of construction projects, including industrial plants, office buildings, apartment complexes, university facilities, retail centers, and more.


Founded: January 2014
Employees: Decline to state
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Decline to state
ProductPlan is a SaaS company whose software is used by leading companies around the world to plan and communicate their product roadmaps. Some of our customers include companies such as AppFolio, Procore, and Rightscale, as well as many large enterprises including Intuit, Marriott, Toms Shoes, PBS, Fidelity, and Expedia.


Founded: 1979
Employees: More than 1,600
Estimated worth: Market Cap: More than $900 million (as of 10/28/15) Stage of growth: Publicly traded; NASDAQ: QADA, QADB
QAD Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. QAD Enterprise Applications is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that helps manufacturers in the areas of financials, manufacturing, demand- and supply-chain planning, customer management, business intelligence, and business-process management. QAD deploys its solutions in the cloud, on premise, or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers in the automotive, consumer-products, food-and-beverage, high-technology, industrial-products, and life-sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more effective enterprises.


Founded: December 2006
Employees: 150-250
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Raised $62+ million from VCs since its founding. RightScale pioneered cloud management in 2006. Today, leading market analysts predict that RightScale will see rapid growth in the next five years based on its Cloud Portfolio Management product suite. RightScale helps enterprises manage applications across a portfolio of clouds and seamlessly move applications between clouds as circumstances change. With Cloud Portfolio Management, enterprises can provide self-service IT, maintain control over cloud usage, and manage cloud costs.

Right Signature

Founded: January 2009
Employees: About 50
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Acquired by Citrix in October 2014
RightSignature is a SaaS company that’s focused on online document sign- ing.

Riptide 10

Founded: July 2012
Employees: 23
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series A
Riptide IO is changing the way commercial retail buildings are managed. Our BrightWorks Retail solution connects to new and existing legacy equipment in a building-to-cloud-based-building automation. It comes with a predesigned kit of “smart” things, such as smart thermostats and smart plugs, to bring connectivity and control. Through BrightWorks building-management applications, operators use a mobile or web interface to manage the net- work of devices in their portfolio of stores.

Service Objects

Founded: September 2001
Employees: 25-50
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Pro table and privately owned
As the industry leader in real-time contact-validation services, Service Objects has verified more than two billion contact records for clients from var- ious industries including retail, technology, government, communications, leisure, utilities, and nance. Since 2001, thousands of businesses and developers have used our APIs to validate transactions to reduce fraud, increase conversions, and enhance incoming leads, web orders, and customer lists. We are fanatical about both data quality and customer service, and we’re proud of our data reliability of 99.995 percent. Service Objects exceeds all expectations by ensuring the most current data-validation services available, reliable real-time results, and a professional atmosphere.


Founded: October 2012
Employees: 55
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series A
ShipHawk is innovating the eCommerce sector by automating shipping and distribution processes through technology. No matter how big, how many, or how diverse the items to be shipped, ShipHawk’s unique SaaS platform officers instant price comparisons, optimal delivery options, and intelligent packaging solutions that minimize costs and improve sales. By aggregating transportation and logistics data from all types of shipping carriers across the U.S. into a single platform, ShipHawk brings the shipping experience from cart-to-customer, arming retailers with the intelligence needed to make better shipping decisions and facilitate business growth.

Social Intelligence

Founded: April 2010
Employees: 50
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B
Social Intelligence develops predictive scoring algorithms and SaaS-based underwriting tools and is the largest provider of social media and next-generation data to the insurance industry. Social Intelligence’s products allow insurers to leverage valuable online data for better risk assessment and decision making across the policy lifecycle. A veteran on the forefront of the industry, Social Intelligence has been providing insurance-claim investigations and social media searches to more than 500 customers and partners, and our team of more than 50 employees ensures delivery of products and services that reflect our core values of privacy, productivity, and innovation.

Hardware & Materials

This catch-all category includes companies that are inventing, develop- ing, selling, or otherwise dealing with digital hardware and/or material sciences. This includes everything from nanotechnology and optics to hardware resellers.

Applied Cavitation Inc.

Founded: June 2013
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: Approximately $20 million
Stage of growth: Early stage, rapid growth, Series A round of funding Applied Cavitation is a nanotechnology process company, combining a revolutionary, proprietary materials-processing technology with product- formulation expertise. The current product focus of the company is on the aerospace, 3D-printing, LED, conductive-adhesives, and smart-coatings markets.

Asylum Research

Founded: April 1999
Employees: 90
Estimated worth: Oxford
Instruments’ market cap is $325 million GBP on London exchange (as of 10/28/15)
Stage of growth: Acquired in December 2012 by Oxford Instruments, PLC Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments company, manufactures technology-leading atomic force microscopes (AFMs) for materials and bioscience research.


Founded: 1986
Employees: 600+
Estimated worth: $300 million
Stage of growth: Privately owned
Curvature is transforming how companies procure, maintain, and upgrade IT equipment and support for multi-vendor-network and data-center environments. Founded in 1986, the company has become a trusted strategic partner for more than 10,000 organizations globally, including some of the largest telecommunications carriers, top financial services firms, and Global 1000 organizations. The company specializes in delivering 24/7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking, server, and storage equipment from corporate locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Flir Systems

Founded: 1978
Employees: 2,800 worldwide
Estimated worth: $3.8 billion (as of 10/28/15)
Stage of growth: Publically traded; NASDAQ: FLIR
FLIR Systems Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threat detection.

Sixpoint Materials Inc.

Founded: September 2006
Employees: Fewer than 10
Estimated worth: $12 million
Stage of growth: Series B
SixPoint Materials Inc. researches and develops bulk crystal of gallium nitride (GaN), which will be used as a substrate for many energy-related semi- conductor devices such as LEDs and power transistors.

WYATT Technology Corporation

Founded: 1982 by Dr. Philip Wyatt
Employees: 120
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: And growing
Wyatt Technology is the recognized leader in innovative light-scattering instruments, accessories, software, and services for determining the properties of macromolecules and nanoparticles in solution. Our instruments are used in biological and pharmaceutical research and development.


Founded: 1984 in Santa Barbara
Employees: 4,500 globally, 600+ in Santa Barbara
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Privately held, in fourth decade of sustained growth Yardi iss a technology company dedicated to the design, development, and support of real estate software. We o er full business solutions for every real estate market, including multifamily, single-family, affordable, pub- lic, senior, and military housing, as well as once, industrial, retail, and selfstorage market segments. Based in Santa Barbara, Yardi serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. We are focused on innovation and providing the best products and services to our customers, while taking care of our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

Apps Web & Consumer Electronics

This is a broad category, with companies that could easily be included in some of the other groupings. The commonality is that these companies are making products, be them physical devices or digital applications, that everyday human beings are likely to encounter and use.

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions

Founded: Santa Barbara division of Bosch founded in 1984 as Vetronix Corporation
Employees: 61 associates in Santa Barbara
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Subsidiary of the privately held Robert Bosch Corporation
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions designs and manufactures automotive diagnostic tools and software. Our tools are used worldwide by dealer and independent automotive repair shops to diagnose, repair, and reprogram vehicles.


Founded: November 2014
Employees: 6
Stage of growth: Early stage, seeking angel/seed funding
Caugnate builds mobile software that supports remote collaboration for physical tasks such as training and repair. Caugnate’s initial product uses augmented reality to enable a eld service technician to share his or her physical space with a remote expert and receive clear guidance and instruction to eficiently resolve the problem. It’s almost like teleportation — the remote expert (virtually) teleports to where the problem is and works together with the technician, based on 3D modeling, virtual navigation, and shared annotations.

Crowson Technology

Founded: 2001
Employees: N/A
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Bootstrapped and pro table
Crowson Technology is a consumer electronics company that designs and manufactures 4-D entertainment products to coordinate seat movement and vibration with on-screen action for luxury home theater and commercial theaters.

Desk Yogi

Founded: June 2015
Employees: 11-15
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Start-up pre-angel
Desk Yogi is a digital online wellness solution for working people every- where. delivers targeted movement and stress reduction videos in an anytime, anywhere format to once workers everywhere. Give employees a bene t that pays o in 15 minutes or less.


Founded: May 2009, as FindTheBest
Employees: 130
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B; $17 million from Kleiner Perkins Cau eld & Byers and the Pritzker Group
Graphiq (formerly FindTheBest) is a data aggregation and visualization com- pany focused on turning complicated data into contextually rich presentations of the world’s knowledge. For consumers, Graphiq operates a number of trusted vertical search engines, spanning tech gadgets ( and real estate ( to education ( and government ( For publishers, the company officers several solutions for improving audience engagement with embeddable, contextually rich visualizations.


Founded: January 2003
Employees: 3
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Privately held
introNetworks creates private online communities for Fortune 500, small/ medium businesses, associations, membership organizations, and special initiative-driven networks. The system is based on a patented Visual Match- ing Engine developed in Santa Barbara., a LinkedIn Company

Founded: October 1995
Employees: Close to 500 worldwide
Estimated worth: LinkedIn’s market cap is $25.8 billion
Stage of growth: Acquired in May 2015 by LinkedIn, a public company; NYSE: LNKD, a LinkedIn company, helps anyone learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve professional goals. With a monthly subscription, individuals and corporate, academic, and government clients have ac- cess to a comprehensive video library of relevant, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Founded: 1997
Employees: 30
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: 25-year-old start-up officers location-based software solutions for media, education, business, and government.


Founded: June 2015
Employees: 5-10
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
Milo is developing the very first wearable alcohol sensor that actively monitors blood-alcohol levels through perspiration. Our sensor actively monitors your BAC and lets you know how you’re trending, helping you know when you’ll be sober again. Milo puts the control back in your hands when drink- ing.


Founded: May 2012
Employees: 9 and growing
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
Otojoy builds hearing-friendly communities by designing and installing assistive listening technology known as hearing loops. Otojoy also develops hearing-related consumer products and software applications. We were recently honored with the Santa Barbara Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Effort for providing civic leadership in the Loop Santa Barbara nonprofit public-awareness campaign. We develop augmented reality technology and accessibility-focused hardware and software.


Founded: January 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
Pinwheel is a mobile application that lets people see and share real-time moments with others nearby. It is a real-time local network, business to consumer.


Founded: January 2002
Employees: 6
Estimated worth: $1 million
Stage of growth: Continued
We are a digital signage network of digital displays connected to the Internet that sits on top of the gas pumps of Central Coast gas stations. We o er our advertising platform to local businesses at a very competitive rate, along with providing local news, weather, and additional content to provide useful information to customers. pump


Founded: June 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Recapit is by Citrix and in beta
Why take notes by hand? Recapit will do it for you. Recapit helps you capture what happens in meetings, interviews, and conversations. We do this with an iPhone app that enables you to record, highlight, and transcribe noteworthy comments, as well as upload it to view on a computer.


Founded: February 2012
Employees: 11
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Corporate spin-o funded by original company, AppFolio SecureDocs is dedicated to building software solutions that are highly se- cure, easily adopted, and affordable for any type or size of business. Products are characterized by a simple user interface, features that actually get used, and a publicly available pricing plan with no hidden fees. SecureDocs products are engineered with close attention to client privacy, so we do not have access to client data, and we never market to our client’s end users.


Founded: July 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
Seeker is a new deals-based promotion platform for Santa Barbara businesses. We’ve built an intuitive technology back end that allows vendors to post promotions in a matter of seconds from a cell phone. Seeker attracts users through constantly changing promotions on a fun, social platform. Vendors posting promotions can target specific locally de ned user groups like Goleta residents, tourists, etc. Aside from exclusive and structured deals, Seeker also brings preexisting, fast-paced promotions from national vendors online.


Founded: January 2014
Employees: 2
Estimated worth: $100,000
Stage of growth: Start-up
Skyclops does aerial photography and videography for real estate, special events, weddings, search & recovery, inspections, etc.


Founded: June 2002
Employees: More than 1,200 globally
Estimated worth: Raised $130 million in secondary equity sale last year. Stage of growth: Series D, raised $130 million last year
Sonos is the smart speaker system that uses your WiFi to stream the music you love throughout your home. One easy-to-use app gives you complete control of your entire home listening experience — access all your music, pick any room or every room, and immerse.

Founded: January 2007
Employees: 10
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
We offer guided tours of worldwide destinations to play on your mobile de- vice. Preplan your adventures, pick the best places to visit, and get a personal (virtual) guide. It’s like having a friend show you around, and that’s what most travelers really like. These guided tours provide a day or two of entertainment with turn-by-turn directions, maps, insider travel tips, and descriptions of the highlights along your route. Unlike traditional audio tours, these have tons of photos so you’ll know which building the narrator is referring to. Affordable, a big value, entertaining, simple to use — we’ll walk you through it!


Founded: July 2009
Employees: 15
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Raised $8.7 million in Series A funding
TrackR is a consumer electronics company that helps people keep track of their items using their smartphone and small wireless sensors. It is now sold nationwide at BestBuy, Fry’s, and Staples, with more than a half million devices sold.


Founded: January 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Angel
Voitrix helps real estate agents convert online leads to potential clients by providing instant communication and critical insights into prospects. Our first customer is the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors.

Water Einstein

Founded: December 2014
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Start-up seeking funding.
Water Einstein brings outdoor watering management into the 21st century by learning how much water your plants need, integrating weather to pre- vent watering during rain, detecting links and alerting users digitally, gen- erating usage reports, and more.


Founded: May 2002
Employees: 45
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Closed Series A with Intel Capital in April 2015
WorldViz is the industry leader in immersion-ready virtual reality solutions. Its patent-pending interactive-visualization and simulation-solution technologies are deployed across 1,500-plus Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and government agencies.

Security & Monitoring

The Internet can be a scary place. These companies help make it safer by fighting cybercrime of all sorts and making sure the World Wide Web is staying honest.


Founded: September 2011
Employees: 50-100
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B funding received
Lastline is focused on real-time analysis of advanced malware and knowing the Internet’s malicious infrastructure. Lastline leverages this threat intelligence to create advanced malware defenses for companies of all sizes. By focusing on cloud-based automated systems and processes, Lastline has developed the technology to analyze advanced malware at an unprecedented speed and volume. This gives Lastline the ability to analyze binaries and web content in real time as it enters the enterprise network, as well as the ability to map the Malscape at a level of accuracy and relevance not previously available.


Founded: 2011
Employees: 4
Estimated Worth: Decline to state
Stage of investment: Currently angel, opening Series A funding
We identify fraudulent sources of digital advertising trakc at a click, publisher, and network level. We are the only Media Rating Council–accredited company to do post-click fraud detection.


Santa Barbara’s tech sector history is rooted in companies that worked on defense and space systems for the government. Many of these firms still thrive, mostly in Goleta, where some have been for decades. Just don’t ask them what they specifically do, because they can’t always tell.

Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focal Plane

Founded: February 1985
Employees: Approximately 185
Estimated worth: Lockheed Martin’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion; market cap $65 billion
Stage of growth: Lockheed Martin is publicly traded; NASDAQ: LMT
A facility under the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control business area, the Santa Barbara Focalplane facility designs and manufactures industry-leading infrared subsystems for military and commercial applications in 96,000 square feet of engineering and manufacturing space. It develops and manufactures multispectral infrared focal-plane array detectors and imaging systems for missile warning, targeting, surveillance, phenomenology, spectroscopy, threat warning, electro-optic infrared, and government science and technology labs. It provides infrared subsystems for Lockheed Martin products, including the F-35 Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) and the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod. It also provides infrared solutions to other aerospace companies; advanced ground, aerial, and space sensor solutions to government labs; and imaging components to commercial camera companies.

Raytheon Company

Founded: July 7, 1922. Operations in Goleta started in the summer of 1956 when 46 employees of the Raytheon Television and Radio Company made their move from Chicago.
Employees: 1,100 employees in the tri-county area; 61,000 employees worldwide
Estimated worth: 2014 sales of $23 billion
Stage of growth: N/A
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state- of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


A thriving tech community requires an army of various resource providers to make it tick. The companies, co-working offices, nonprofit organizations, incubators, financial experts, design/marketing/public relations agencies, venture capital firms, and educational programs below are critical to the health of Santa Barbara’s scene.

Anacapa Equipment Brokers

Founded: January 2000
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: $250,000
Stage of growth: Established corporation We sell used lab and industrial equipment.

Anderson Construction Inc.

Founded: June 1983
Employees: 10-20
Estimated worth: $15 million
Stage of growth: Privately held
We have decades of experience in constructing clean rooms, once renovations, building repurposing, food service, and shopping centers.

Antinoch University Santa Barbara

Founded: In Ohio in 1964, with Santa Barbara campus opening in 1977 Employees: Approximately 50 full-time and part-time employees. Estimated worth: N/A
Stage of growth: Established and mature university.
Antioch University Santa Barbara offers a lively, intensive undergraduate education and rigorous, real-world graduate degrees.

Channel Data Systems

Founded: November 1975
Employees: 7
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Mature
Channel Data Systems handles network administration, design and con- guration server monitoring, managed cloud services, data-recovery and backup solutions, remote access, VPN and terminal services wireless net- work design and troubleshooting, data security, mail archiving and security solutions, battery backup and power solutions, computer diagnosis repair, virus and malware removal, custom-built computers and servers, and re- mote and after-hours technical support.


Founded: January 2005
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: $1 million
Stage of growth: Early
We’re an IT company that services the Central Coast of California.

Cio Solutions

Founded: 1986
Employees: 50
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Private company
CIO Solutions provides IT consulting, design, and management services to the tri-counties and specializes in traditional, premise-based managed services ( xed-fee management agreements), private cloud-computing services, phone systems, enterprise storage, virtualization, and networking.

CiTrix Startup Accelerator

Founded: 2010
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: N/A
Stage of growth: N/A
We fund and provide programs to assist start-ups and internal innovation teams develop customers and products. Our Santa Barbara Innovators program ran June-September 2015, and we had eight teams ( ve start-ups and three internal Citrix teams). Start-ups received a $25,000 grant, and we partnered with Arrow Electronics, GEM, StartupSB, and the Santa Barbara Foundation. We also provide select teams $250,000 in seed funding.


Founded: February 2013
Employees: 5
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: N/A
DialedPR is the only PR consultancy in Santa Barbara focused solely on business-to-business and business-to-consumer tech companies. It was built on the philosophy that communications needs to be agile and always remain nimble and spontaneous yet strategic. With almost a decade of experience in San Francisco and New York working alongside Intuit, PayPal, and Digg, founder Andrea Holland brought her talent and team to Santa Barbara, where the tech scene was not just emerging — but booming. Specific capabilities include media relations, media strategy, thought leadership, product launches, events, and more.

First Flick Inc.

Founded: June 2007
Employees: 8
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Established business
First Click provides e ective online marketing services and products that im- prove the bottom line. Our emphasis is on sound business practices, creative call to action, technical analytics, and a particular focus on conversions. First Click utilizes all available technology resources — from SEO, SEM, social me- dia, and blog management to expert engines and mobile communications — to develop and manage a successful marketing campaign.

Gerber Kawasaki Wealth Management

Founded: 2010
Employees: Fewer than 20
Estimated worth: More than $400 million under management
Stage of growth: Not applicable
This wealth and investment-management rm is focused on helping indi- viduals and small businesses in the tech sector.

GCV Consulting

Founded: April 2010
Employees: 1
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Self-employed
GVC Consulting offers marketing coaching and interim CMO services for technology companies.

Impact Hub Santa Barbara

Founded: June 2014, launching December 2015
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Nonprofit
Stage of growth: N/A
Impact Hub provides a shared work space, offices, co-working, an Impact of Things lab, and an event space for social entrepreneurs, start-ups, and non- profit.

Integrated Management Services

Founded: May 1990
Employees: 20
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Series B
Since 1990, ITS has been providing solutions for businesses in and around Southern and Central California from our headquarters in Simi Valley. We’re specialists in telecommunication and Managed IT. We o er everything the SMB needs from voice services and bandwidth to desktop and network support.

I//WD Internet//Worldwide Development

Founded: June 1998
Employees: 16
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Established and fully funded
I//WD handles Internet and web applications design and promotion, advanced Internet transaction programming, hosting and name-registration services, secured transaction e-commerce, and more.


Founded: January 2013
Employees: 2
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: N/A
Kaldera is a multifaceted rm focused on community building, business development, and marketing for start-ups, organizations, and nonpro ts.

Linkd Media

Founded: January 2013
Employees: 3
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Not funded
Linkd Media is a digital agency spanning from the sandy beaches of Santa Barbara to the rivers of Klamath Falls, Oregon. We help companies take their web experience to the next level, with platforms like WordPress.


Founded: June 1999 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and January 2008 in Santa Barbara
Employees: Core team is 4 but can range from 6 to15 depending on number of incubating companies
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Client Self-Echo is raising Series A-3; FirstClick is self-sustaining and pro table since 2007; Noospheric is also a large shareholder in TrackR.
Providing consulting and strategy for start-ups and company executives and led by entrepreneur Jacques Habra, Noospheric has helped launch and advise 30 start-ups in 15 years, including TrackR, First Click, SBClick, and The Joy Agency. Recent clients include SelfEcho, developers of Mobile Therapy, and a comprehensive SaaS platform that bridges the information gap be- tween clinical psychologists and their patients in between sessions, as well as Noozhawk, Biopac, Steven Handelman Studios, and Paci ca Graduate Institute.


Founded: May 2001
Employees: 20+
Estimated worth: Decline to state Stage of growth: Privately held realizing, materializing, and honoring dreams through creativity and innovation is, and will always remain, at our core. We strategize, design, develop, and produce content to evolve dreams into tangible, structured, and prolific successes.

Proven Strategies

Founded: April 2013
Employees: 2
Estimated worth: Six gures
Stage of growth: Start-up
Proven Strategies provides various services including online marketing, nurturing prospects to become buyers, securing sponsors, niche market- ing across all platforms, building online presence, strategic ad buys, sales by Internet, internal and external e-newsletters, networking strategies, one-on-one coaching, and more.

Rincon Venture Partners

Founded: 2005
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: We have raised nearly $100 million, over three funds. Stage of growth: We lead most of our rounds, usually coming in at series Seed and A. We also do our pro rata in follow-on rounds.
We’re an early-stage venture-capital rm that focuses on business-to-business SaaS start-ups.

Santa Barbara Computer Help

Founded: 2002 (formerly Santa Barbara Computer Works)
Employees: 4
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of Growth: Series B
Online and in-home PC service for home users and small businesses.

Santa Barbara Technology Ventures

Founded: 2015
Santa Barbara Technology Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture-capital fund investing primarily in technology start-ups in the underserved Santa Barbara region. The fund seeks superior returns through an exceptional team, hands-on approach, and a close affiliation with UCSB and Cal Poly talent, intellectual property, and research initiatives. Our funding plan is to engage individuals with nexus to the Santa Barbara region, family offices, and strategic corporate LPs.

Show Up Web Design

Founded: October 2012
Employees: 2 full-time, 3 part-time
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: N/A
Show Up Web Design is a web design and development rm providing creative web design, development, local SEO, and online advertising. We know what locals need, take the time to understand our clients’ vision, and together come up with a comprehensive plan to ensure that our clients succeed online. We specialize in website design, SEO and writing for SEO, graphic design, and overall marketing/branding strategies. We have extensive experience with WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, and Wix, and we are a Google Partner. Our goal is help our clients’ businesses “show up.”

Synergy Business & Technology Center

Founded: December 2011
Clients: We have about 30 companies involving about 50 entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Synergy is a creative and vibrant tech-oriented workplace designed to in- spire, harbor, and connect entrepreneurs and professionals pursuing their passions for life and business success. We are a collaborative co-working and business incubator space that brings leading-edge technology together with creativity, innovation, and good vibes. Our passion is people pursuing their dreams and fostering the personal growth, business success, and soulful fulfillment that comes from finding your calling and living it.

Santa Barbara Hackerspace Inc.

Founded: September 2010
Santa Barbara Hackerspace is an open community workshop to allow access to workspace and equipment for the Santa Barbara community. It started in a one-car garage five years ago, but currently has ve co-work- ing offices housing four start-ups. We are a group of makers and software developers in the Santa Barbara community who love coming together to build things. We are a nonprofit organization, and we rely on the membership dues and donations of enthusiastic technologists to keep going.


Founded: April 2013
Employees: 10, including four founders
Estimated worth: Decline to state
Stage of growth: Self-funded, but Series A round may be soon
Founded by four entrepreneurs, workzones is an established co-working club downtown that is the home to dozens of successful small businesses, including several tech-focused start-ups. With shared workspaces and 10 private meeting rooms available to members and drop-in professionals, workzones is a exile and high-value alternative to an expensive office lease, the isolated home office, or a crowded coffee shop. Taking advantage of the ability to collaborate, workzones’ members and guests have formed an energetic community whose support contributes to the growth and success of each business.


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