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Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Area served
Key people
  • Patrick Salyer (CEO)
  • Rooly Eliezerov (Co-Founder & President)
  • Eran Kutner (Co-Founder & CTO)
  • Eyal Magen (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer)
Number of employees
325 (as of 2014)

Gigya Inc. provides de-anonymising, 'identity' aggregating services to corporate customers, through cross-site tracking, to "Turn anonymous visitors into known customers with social and traditional registration tools that let you easily authenticate users and collect rich first-party data".

Gigya Inc. is a privately held technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in 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]


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]

Gigya's platform provides a variety of products and features including Registration-as-a-Service (RaaS), Social Login, gamification and social plugins, federation, two-factor authentication, SSO and more. The platform also includes Profile Management, a dynamic schema database, and Customer Insights, a dashboard for visualizing and segmenting customer data.[11]


2014 hacking incident[edit]

On 27 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the domain by changing its DNS configuration at the domain registrar. This allowed them to hack into many of Gigya's customer sites like Forbes, Telegraph, NBC, OK Magazine and others. Shortly after the incident, the CEO of Gigya, Patrick Salyer confirmed the news officially on Gigya's blog[12] stating that no data was compromised, and that the issue had been resolved within an hour of Gigya identifying the issue. The next day, on 28 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army issued a statement taking responsibility for the attack.[13][14]


  1. ^ a b "Marketing Startup Gigya Raises $35 Million". Re/code. 
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  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. ^ Retrieved 23 April 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ Salyer, Patrick. "Regarding Today’s Service Attack". Gigya Inc. 
  13. ^ "New Attack On The Western Media Websites". 
  14. ^ Stosh, Brandon. "Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Forbes, Ferrari, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Intel Among Hundreds of Others". 

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