You’ve no doubt heard the news that one of the seminal Portland startups of this generation—Jive Software—is shuttering its Portland office. Or at the very least, maybe you happened upon the epic Twitter thread talking about Jive’s impact on the Portland startup community. Either way, it was a bit of a bummer. And that’s why it was really nice to see Jive cofounder Matt Tucker turn my frown upside down with the product reveal on his new startup, Koan. And yes, it’s in Portland.
The Portland startup community—and honestly the Portland community at large—never ceases to amaze me. A few weeks ago, I posted a quickly penned request for the community to consider rallying support for those nearly 800 local folks affected by the Intel layoffs. I expected that a handful of us might be able to throw something useful together. Suffice it to say that I never expected we’d be where we are today. With nearly 200 companies supporting this effort and a free job fair planned for June 1, 2016. Read More
There was some huge news today for the Portland startup scene. But it might not be perceived as such. Because, on the surface, it’s simply an executive hire. A pretty impressive executive hire. But a hire. You might not have even caught it. But Portland startup Cloudability announced that they had hired Bill Lynch, cofounder of Jive Software, as the vice president of products. Read More
Enterprise software is a huge business. But the world of installed software and corporate server farms dwindles every day. Today, it’s dwindling even more.
Following in the footsteps of juggernauts like Salesforce.com, Jive Software has made the decision to move their service to the Cloud. Read More
One of the things about which I tend to carp isn’t a lack of capital in the Portland startup scene. It’s an issue of maturity of the Portland startup scene. Because we simply haven’t had a bunch of serial entrepreneurs with successful exits plowing money back into the next generation of startups. 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.