Unlike the late 90s, these days, when someone launches a new Web site, it’s not generally news. But when that someone is Sequoia Capital—one of the most successful venture capital firms in the Valley—people take notice. Read More
There have been a ton of rumors swirling about Jive Software, as of late. But it looks like one of those may have more merit than the others. And given that I’ve seen it any number of places and that our friends at Jive are in the midst of a quiet period, I’m going to share this one.
I’ll be honest. I can’t have a conversation about startups in Portland without a mention of Jive Software. And come down where you will on the religious argument of the location of their headquarters (I could give you my opinion, but that’s another post for another time), they’re still a very big player here in the Portland scene. In fact, any number of people helping lead the startup scene around here have been through Jive—and there’s still a huge pool of talent sitting there on a day-to-day basis. Read More
We in Portland are quick to trumpet our tech scene, our community, and our forward thinking. But while we’re often happy to point to things the city is doing, it’s rare that we take that bragging to the state level.
Well, turns out Oregon’s CIO Dugan Petty is no slouch. Turns out, he was recently recognized as one of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” by Government Technology magazine and Center for Digital Government. Read More
[HTML3]Yes, yes. There has been much discussion about Jive Software and their decision to move Jive corporate headquarters from Portland, Oregon, to those more southern climes near that bay thing. But fact of the matter is, Jive spent a good deal of time as a startup headquartered right here. And they continue to be part of our community.
So when Jive announces that they’ve secured another $30 million in funding, I’m going to cover it. Because some of that cash is going to come through the Portland office. And because the investor—juggernaut Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers—just happens to be the firm that just dropped $5 million in Puppet Labs’ proverbial pockets. Read More
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
Sometimes, opposites attract. This would be one of those times.
News coming out of Jive Software this morning is like some freakish beauty and the beast episode of The Dating Game. Portland-based Jive—known for its Social Business Software that opens the power of social features to business communications—has begun a tempestuous relationship with Microsoft SharePoint—the classically unwieldy “Intranet” solution.
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.
[UPDATE 2] Sam Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer at Jive, via Twitter:
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but in this case, I feel an obligation to report it.
I’ve been hearing rumors about Jive Software for a few weeks now. Enough so that I’ve asked for comment from Jive on what’s going down.
They haven’t been at liberty to respond. So I haven’t written anything.
Well, I just wanted to let you know that the rumors have escalated exponentially today.
Something is going down. And it doesn’t appear to be good. But I can’t confirm that.
I’ll let you know when I hear more. Again, I’m not looking to further the rumors, but there’s too much activity for this to be a coincidence.
If you have any insight, it would be appreciated.
In the meantime, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the folks at Jive.