In case you missed it, Portland’s Janrain was acquired by Akamai. Given that it was the first real Monday following the holidays, I can totally appreciate that you might have missed it. So I thought I would round up some content to help get you up to speed on the deal.
Portland’s Janrain has been acquired by Akamai
Remember how I said that one of the issues with creating a self-sustaining ecosystem in Portland was the irregularity of liquidity events? Well, I don’t want to get my hopes up, but… we just started the third month in a row with a liquidity event. This time, it’s Janrain getting acquired by Akamai.
Is that a richer profile or are you just happy to see me? Janrain acquires Arktan
Portland has been thinking about users and behavior and profiles for a while. Since Webtrends days. And because of that, we’re seeing a number of companies who are rethinking the ways we effectively use data to create better experiences for customers. Janrain is one of those companies. And today they got even better at it. By acquiring Arktan. Read More
Portland loves its WordPress. And now, WordPress loves it right back. With a Janrain partnership.
If you blog in Portland, chances are you’re using WordPress—the blogging and content management platform built by Automattic. And there’s good reason. WordPress has played a defining role in our little tech community. Read More
Meet the Startup: Getting the profile on Janrain
One of the more successful and established—and yet unintentionally quiet—startups here in town is Janrain. Good news, they’re opening up a bit more on Meet the Startup. Hear from VP of Marketing Bill Piwonka on the company, its history, and where the name originated. Read More
Two of the five most well funded social software startups are Portland companies says Jeremiah Owyang
Now, I know as well as anyone that Portlanders have overly aggressive humility. And that folks are unwilling to toot their own horns. But when independent research shines a spotlight on what’s happening here, that’s worth embracing. Such was the case today with Jeremiah Owyang. Read More
Bulking up the 800 lbs gorilla: Social login juggernaut Janrain lands $33 million to accelerate growth
Confirming the rumors that started swirling last week, TechCrunch and The Oregonian confirmed that Portland’s Janrain had closed a $33 million round of funding, led by Millennium Technology Value Partners. Read More
Slumbering giant: Janrain is quietly becoming the dominant force in registration management
Portland companies, by and large, have a very difficult time tooting their own horns. “Oh no no. We’re not doing anything special. Don’t worry about us.” But sometimes, they get discovered for the actual potential they hold. And the site-of-record for the Bay Area, PandoDaily, just took a closer look at one of them: Janrain. Read More
4 out of 5 dentists agree: Creating new login credentials sucks
News out of Portland-based Janrain today, that might not be shocking but it’s definitely telling.
A new social identity study by Portland’s Blue Research indicates that four out of five folks hate having to create new logins at new sites. As luck would have it, Janrain fixes that. Read More
The dream of OpenID is alive in Portland: Janrain lands $15.5 million in funding
If you don’t know the story of Janrain, you should. It’s a story of perseverance, constant tweaking, and now a chunk of cash to help it grow and expand. You see, Janrain has just secured $15.5 million, making it one of the biggest startup wins in Portland in quite a while. Read More