Tag: dave hersh

The rise of the Portland serial entrepreneur

Anyone who has chatted with me about “hurdles the Portland startup scene has yet to overcome” has heard me describe one of those problems as the dearth of serial founders in town. You know, the folks who founded companies or were early employees, built something, exited, and then started something else. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Well, a few recent news stories have me thinking that might be starting to happen with a little more consistency, finally. Read More

Former Jive CEO's new startup, RipFog, hosts inaugural meetup, Thursday, September 25

When Dave Hersh stepped aside as the CEO of Jive, we all hoped—or maybe knew—that it would only be a matter of time before he got back into the startup game. And while we’ve heard rumors here and there about what his latest effort, RipFog, is up to, Thursday marks the first public event in which they’re engaging. Read More

Oh stewardess! I speak Jive: Tony Zingale replaces Dave Hersh as Jive Software CEO

By appointing seasoned executive and Jive board member Tony Zingale as interim CEO and moving current CEO Dave Hersh to the role of Chairman of the Board.

It’s no secret that one of the companies here in Portland that motivated me to start Silicon Florist was Jive Software. Back in 2007, it was on the cusp of something big—but still a bit rough around the edges. But as we watched, it grew and matured and focused and changed. Growing, shrinking, and then growing again. Adding new funding and new executive talent. And transitioning.

Today, it has transitioned once again. Taking another step away from scrappy startup toward well-established entity. How? By appointing seasoned executive and Jive board member Tony Zingale as interim CEO and moving current CEO Dave Hersh to the role of Chairman of the Board. Read More

Portland’s Jive Software secures another $12 million in venture capital from Sequoia

Portland-based Jive Software certainly has a little more ammo in the old war chest. And it’s all thanks to another investment from Sequoia Capital—to the tune of $12 million.

While it may be hard for folks to agree on whether venture capital investing is on the rise or decline, one thing is for sure: Portland-based Jive Software certainly has a little more ammo in the old war chest. And it’s all thanks to another investment from Sequoia Capital—to the tune of $12 million.

That brings Jive’s VC total to $27 million. What are they going to do with the extra cash? Read More

Jive Software: Down economy? Could have fooled us

After a tattoo-inducing quarter and recognizing 100% revenue growth year-over-year, those crazy kids at Jive keep bucking the trend by making Q2 2009 another record setting quarter.

Someone forgot to tell Portland-based Jive Software that we’re in the midst of an economic downturn. Those folks are just blowing the curve for everybody. Or maybe it’s their customers. Whatever. Jive is cleaning up as of late.

After a tattoo-inducing quarter and recognizing 100% revenue growth year-over-year, those crazy kids at Jive keep bucking the trend by making Q2 2009 another record setting quarter. Read More

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