HOTB Software Solutions
HOTB is a highly experienced software development company that provides in-kind angel capital to startup entrepreneurs with a viable technology based business. HOTB helps startups bridge the gap between their friends and family round and their venture capital round by subsidizing expensive technology needs. HOTB specializes in building custom software platforms to provide certainty of execution, experience, credibility, security and compliance. Additionally, HOTB Ventures has been formed for instances of passive investment when software development is not needed.

Manatt
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is known for quality, for extraordinary commitment to clients, for integrated, relationship-based services, and for a range of capabilities typically found only in boutique firms. We are progressive and entrepreneurial compared to other major firms, and we are deeply committed to diversity, to public service, to involvement in the communities we serve and to excellence in all we do.

TriNet
Tech companies partner with TriNet Passport to compete for top talent by using our bundled HR products that cover the core services of payroll, fortune 100 benefits, risk and compliance, a scalable HR team all on a cloud platform. TriNet reduces the time businesses spend managing HR and administrative issues while providing enterprise-grade cloud capabilities. This enables entrepreneurs and management to focus on what’s important from raising funds to driving revenue. Join hundreds of executives in high tech who have experienced the TriNet Passport difference, working for companies in hardware, software, SaaS and telecommunications. Contact choy.chew@trinet.com for more information.

Eureka
The Eureka Building is a 3-acre technology campus in Irvine, California designed to help accelerate innovation. Founded in 2014 by Peter Polydor, our goal is to support local entrepreneurship by giving innovative companies and entrepreneurs in Orange County a home that is centrally located and easy to access. Through partnerships we are more than just a home, but are a support network hosting startup events while fostering mentorship relationships with our partners all within one of the most creative spaces in the region.

CrashLabs
CRASHLABS IS A VIBRANT COWORKING AND EVENTS COMMUNITY THAT ENHANCES WORK/LIFE BALANCE FOR THE NEW ECONOMY OF UNTETHERED WORKERS. CRASHLABS OFFERS CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE SPACES SUCH AS OPEN DESKS, DEDICATED DESKS, PRIVATE OFFICES, AND EVENTS SPACE THAT SERVE EVERYONE FROM THE INDIVIDUAL TO CORPORATIONS.

Real Office Centers
At ROC you’ll find a cohesive and progressive working environment with professional support for entrepreneurs, innovators, and today’s leaders. Beyond merely providing the physical workspace, we contribute to your capital growth by facilitating innovation, inspiration, and collaboration. With professional support services, educational events, and a stimulating environment, ROC is where you and your company will grow. Our open-source work environment and friendly staff complete with private receptionists keep business running smoothly. ROC handles day-to-day operations and facility management so your company can focus on what it does best.

Embarke Raises $1.25 Million to Increase Engagement for Email Marketers

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-14

Embarke, a graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute and TechStars alum, announced today they have raised a $1.25 million seed round. Led by Social Leverage with participation from Promus Ventures, Anthem Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, and individual angeles, Embarke will use the investment to continue to grow their client base of email marketers.

Tackling the growing issue of unopened emails and low CTR, Embarke is working to increase engagement through the use of behavioral analysis. They recently partnered with SendGrid, “the first of many distribution partnerships and integrations that Embarke hopes to introduce”.

“Marketing email volume has increased by 20 percent in the last two years, and open rates are down by 20 percent,” says Embarke co-founder and CEO, Al Bsharah. “Something’s got to give.”


Click here to read the full article on Pandodaily.

 

About Embarke
Embarke increases opens, clicks, and revenue for marketers by 5%-20%. Using behavioral analysis we're able to automatically deliver emails to their users with content they actually want, and at the time they're most likely to engage. We don't replace the email service providers or marketing automation tools companies are already using, we integrate with them so our customers can turn us on in 15 minutes.

 

About the San Diego Founder Institute
If you are thinking about launching a company in San Diego, and could use expert training, feedback, and support from experienced founders, then the Founder Institute may be a good option for you. This part-time, four-month training program will be led by Jeanine Jacobson, and feature an impressive roster of experienced mentors. Plus, sessions are held at night so you don't have to quit your day job. Final applications are due Sunday, October 27th. Click here to learn more.

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