Gigya

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Gigya
Type Private
Industry
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people
  • Patrick Salyer (CEO)
  • Rooly Eliezerov (Co-Founder & President)
  • Eran Kutner (Co-Founder & CTO)
  • Eyal Magen (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer)
Employees
  • 325 (as of 2014)
Website gigya.com

Gigya Inc. is a privately held technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in Phoenix, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Singapore and Melbourne.[1]

Gigya offers a customer identity management platform for businesses which includes products for customized registration, social login, Identity and Access Management (IAM), profile storage, and integrations with third-party marketing and services platforms.[2]

Patrick Salyer became CEO in March 2011.[3] As of 2014, the company has 325 employees.[1]

Clients and investors[edit]

Gigya lists more than 700 clients and is on pace to process more than 1 billion registrations and logins in 2014. The company's technology is used by eight of the ten largest media corporations in the U.S.,[4] and clients include Fox, Forbes and Verizon.[5]

As of November 2014 Gigya has raised $104M from Intel Capital, Benchmark Capital, Mayfield Fund, First Round Capital, Advance Publications (parent company of Condé Nast),[6] DAG Ventures,[7] Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, and Greenspring Associates.[8] Software maker Adobe Systems is also an investor.[9]

Products[edit]

Gigya provides a Customer Identity Management Platform that businesses can use to identify their customers using both traditional and social registration, consolidate and manage cross-channel customer data, and customize user experiences through integrations with over 50 marketing and service applications.[10]

In December 2012, the company launched SocialPrivacy Certification in collaboration with the Future of Privacy Forum and other privacy organizations.[11] To become eligible for the program, businesses that use social login must be audited by Gigya to determine that they abide by a set of social data collection and usage practices. If accepted to the program, those businesses can display a consumer-facing seal to demonstrate their certification to consumers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marketing Startup Gigya Raises $35 Million". Re/code. 
  2. ^ http://www.gigya.com/
  3. ^ Takahashi, Dean (July 1, 2011). "Gigya launches gamification suite to make web sites more fun (exclusive)". VentureBeat. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gigya on Pace to Nearly Triple Revenue in 2012". Marketwire. October 30, 2012. ,
  5. ^ "Following Massive Adoption, Gigya Raises $35M in Growth Funding Led by Intel Capital". MarketWired. 
  6. ^ Empson, Rip (June 11, 2012). "Gigya grabs $15.3M from Benchmark, Adobe to "socialize" your business". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gigya". VentureBeat Profiles. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Liyakasa, Kelly (September 19, 2013). "Gigya banks $25M from ExactTarget investor Gree n spring." AdExchanger. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "Portfolio companies". Adobe Ventures. Adobe Systems. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "This Company Wants to End Web Anonymity". Fortune. 
  11. ^ Bachman, Katy (December 13, 2012). "Gigya Gets Ahead of Social Login Privacy Concerns". ADWEEK. 

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