Earlier in the week, we got news that Koan, the startup founded by former Jive Software cofounder Matt Tucker, was preparing to wind down. But in the world of startups, apparently it ain’t over til it’s over. Because we just learned today that the Koan product has a new lease on life. Thanks to Gtmhub.Read More
As one Jive chapter closes, a post-Jive chapter begins: Matt Tucker’s new startup, Koan, comes out of stealth
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.
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That escalated quickly: Join the free Portland community job fair on June 1 at the Falcon Building
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
With Cloudability, Bill Lynch continues to serve as a bellwether of Portland's potential
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
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
Sequoia Capital: Apple, Oracle, Cisco… and Jive Software
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
Jive gets Cloudy. Or the Cloud gets Jivey. Either way, Jive is now available as Software as a Service (SaaS)
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
Is it getting gamey in here? Jive partners with Bunchball to launch Jive Gamification
Teacher says every time a company IPOs an angel gets its wings. But sometimes it takes six months.
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