Jive Software, one of the brightest stars of the Portland start-up scene, released details on customer acquisition rates, today, that provided yet another reason to keep our collective eye on them. Given that Jive is a private company, releasing numbers—at all—is impressive, but when they’re numbers of this caliber, it’s downright astounding.
In a post on the Jive blog, CEO Dave Hersh put it this way:
While I’m not one who enjoys flat out boasting, it is very important to us that our successes are recognized so we can build the credibility we need to continue our quest to help companies find smarter ways to work. A couple of the bullet points from the release:
- We added nearly 800 customers
- We saw an increase of 325% in annual sales
- We now have over 2,000 customers, including over 15% of the Fortune 500
In other news, Jive announced that Tony Zingale had been named to its board. Zingale boasts more than 30 years of tech experience, most recently as the CEO of HP-acquired Mercury Interactive.