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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
280 (as of 2017)
Parent SAP

Gigya Inc. is a technology company founded in Tel Aviv, Israel and headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in New York, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Hamburg, and Sydney.[1] Gigya Inc. provides a Customer Identity and Access Management platform [2] to enterprise clients[3], through Registration as a Service (RaaS), Single Sign On, Consent Management and Social Engagement products [4] to "Convert Unknown Visitors into Known, Loyal Customers with Gigya's Customer Identity Management Platform"[5]. Gigya was named leader in "The Forrester Wave™: Customer Identity And Access Management, Q2 2017.". [6][7]

Patrick Salyer became CEO in March 2011.[8]

In September 2017, the company was acquired by SAP.[9]


Gigya's technology is used by some of the largest media corporations in the U.S.,[10] and includes Fox, Forbes, Repsol, Toyota, Bose, RTL Netherlands, Campbells, Fairfax Media, Wacom, ASOS and Turner.[11]


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),[12] DAG Ventures,[13] Common Fund Capital, Vintage Investment Partners, and Greenspring Associates.[14] Software maker Adobe Systems is also an investor.[15]


Gigya offers an identity management platform for businesses which includes products for customized registration, social login, user profile and preference management, user engagement and loyalty, and integrations with third-party marketing and services platforms.[16][17]

2014 hacking incident[edit]

On 27 November 2014, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the domain by changing its DNS configuration at the domain registrar. Shortly after the incident, the CEO of Gigya, Patrick Salyer confirmed the news officially on Gigya's blog[18] 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.[19][20]


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  8. ^ Takahashi, Dean (July 1, 2011). "Gigya launches gamification suite to make web sites more fun (exclusive)". VentureBeat. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Meyer, David (24 September 2017). "SAP Wants To Help Companies Get a Better Picture of You". Fortune. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Gigya on Pace to Nearly Triple Revenue in 2012". Marketwire. October 30, 2012. ,
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  12. ^ Empson, Rip (June 11, 2012). "Gigya grabs $15.3M from Benchmark, Adobe to "socialize" your business". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Gigya". VentureBeat Profiles. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ Liyakasa, Kelly (September 19, 2013). "Gigya banks $25M from ExactTarget investor Gree n spring." AdExchanger. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Portfolio companies". Adobe Ventures. Adobe Systems. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
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  18. ^ Salyer, Patrick. "Regarding Today’s Service Attack". Gigya Inc. Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. 
  19. ^ "New Attack On The Western Media Websites". Archived from the original on 2014-12-04. 
  20. ^ Stosh, Brandon. "Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Forbes, Ferrari, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Intel Among Hundreds of Others". 

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