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Janrain, Inc.
Founder Larry Drebes
Headquarters Portland, OR, USA
Number of locations
San Francisco, London, Singapore
Area served
Website [1]

Janrain Inc. is a private technology company that provides software-as-a-service solutions that enable organizations to manage their customer profiles. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional offices in San Francisco, London and Singapore.


Janrain was founded in 2005 by Larry Drebes, who previously founded Four11 (with RocketMail, which later became Yahoo! Mail) and Desktop.com.

Janrain aided in creating and advancing the market for social login technology. In 2005, Janrain began developing the open source libraries that today power the majority of the websites enabling social login.[1] The company also was involved in forming the OpenID Foundation, an organization seeking to advance the market for the technology.[2]

In 2008, Janrain launched the industry’s first social login solution.[3]

In 2010, Janrain broadened its product portfolio by introducing technology to power registration and consumer profile data collection and storage.[4]

In 2012[5] and again in 2013,[6] Janrain was named to the Inc. Top 500 list of fastest growing private companies. Gartner also named the company as a Cool Vendor in Social Marketing.[7] As of January 2013, Janrain has received financial investments from Millenium Technology Value Partners, Emergence Capital, Anthem Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier, Mundane Ventures, RPM Ventures, Split Rock Partners and Salesforce.com.

In 2014, Janrain was announced as a CRM Watchlist award winner.[8] Janrain also acquired Arktan, the leading provider of innovative real-time social curation and social engagement products. [9]


Janrain is a customer profile management platform that aids companies in acquiring more users online and improving consumer intelligence. Its social login product enables people to register and log in on websites using an existing identity from networks such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo. Janrain’s platform also includes solutions to power website registration, single sign-on, and assist companies with collecting, storing and utilizing consumer profile data in a SaaS database. The Customer Insights[10] product by Janrain gives companies the opportunity to visualize and segment customer profile data.

Janrain integrates with technology companies such as ExactTarget, Salesforce.com, Demandware, Adobe SiteCatalyst, WordPress and Drupal.


  1. ^ Hoyt, Josh (2006-03-15). "OpenID + Simple Registration Information Exchange". Danga Interactive. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  2. ^ OpenID Board of Directors (2007-06-01). "OpenID Foundation". OpenID Foundation. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Janrain Launches Industry's First Suite of Hosted OpenID Solutions". PRWeb. October 9, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Janrain Launches New Customer Profile Management Solution for Online Businesses". PRWeb. August 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Two Oregon firms on Inc. 500 list". BizJournals. August 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Inc. Magazine Unveils 31st Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 500". GlobeNewsWire. Aug 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cool Vendors in Social Marketing, 2013". Gartner. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ Paul Greenberg (January 13, 2014). "And the winners of the CRM Watchlist 2014 are....". 
  9. ^ "Janrain Acquires Arktan". December 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Customer Insights". 

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