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Industry Enterprise social software
Founded 2007
Headquarters Pleasanton, California
Key people
Paul Pluschkell
James Alexander Gardner
Products Innovation management
Social network
Prediction market
Parent Mindjet
Website Spigit.com

Spigit is a software company based in Pleasanton, California that provides crowdsourcing software for innovation. It is a subsidiary of Mindjet.[1] SpigitEngage is the only product currently offered and it is a registered trademark of Spigit, Inc.[2]


Spigit was founded by Paul Pluschkell in 2007.[3] In October 2009, the company received a $10 million Series B investment from Warburg Pincus[4], followed by a second round of $10 million from Warburg Pincus in March 2011.[5] Spigit sells into the global enterprise market, and has been recognized with industry awards, including InformationWeek Startup 50 2009[6], Best of Software Interop[7], and AlwaysOn Global250 List[8]. In January 2011, CIO Magazine named Spigit one of Twenty Companies to Watch in 2011.[9]

James Alexander Gardner was appointed a CTO in January 2011.[10] He is still part of Mindjet management team.[11]

It was acquired by Mindjet in 2013.[1]

Prior to acquisition, Spigit provided a software as a service (SaaS) platform for enterprise innovation management. The company provided three core services: internal employee innovation management through collaboration and crowdsourced feedback; external idea management; and prediction markets for internal and external crowdsourced forecasting. The company's stated goal was to make organizations better at innovation and business decisions through community, analytics and workflow.[citation needed]


The company provided a number of products, such as Icon, a free crowdsourcing tool, and SpigitEngage[2] used for crowdsourcing ideation, enterprise innovation, collaboration, game mechanics and analytics, gamification.

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  1. ^ a b Nicastro, Dom (2013-09-16). "Social Business Force Emerges: Mindjet, Spigit Merge". CMSWire, Simpler Media Group, Inc. Retrieved 2015-07-13. Mindjet, of San Francisco, has more than 2 million global users that engage in the brand to brainstorm and plan on virtual whiteboards, create and co-edit plans, share files and deploy real-time task and project management. Spigit, meanwhile, has nearly 2 million users worldwide and serves more than 3,000 companies, including brands across retail, healthcare, financial, technology, government, insurance, utilities and pharmaceutical industries. 
  2. ^ a b "Mindjet Announces Top Speaking Roles at Two Major European Innovation Conferences This Spring". BCW. 2015-03-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  3. ^ Spigit: About Us
  4. ^ New York Times: Spigit Raises Capital for Workplace Social Network
  5. ^ TechCrunch: Warburg Pincus Invests Another $10M In Idea Management Platform Spigit
  6. ^ The InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies To Watch
  7. ^ Spigit: Spigit's IdeaSpigit Wins 2008 Best of Interop Award in the Software Category
  8. ^ Spigit Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner
  9. ^ CIO Magazine: Twenty companies to watch in 2011
  10. ^ "Spigit appoints former Lloyds innovation head Gardner to lead international operations". Finextra Research 2015. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Management Team". Retrieved 2015-07-13.