• Jive Sets Price Range For IPO At $8 To $10 Per Share, Valued At Over $500M

    Jive Sets Price Range For IPO At $8 To $10 Per Share, Valued At Over $500M

    Social enterprise giant Jive has just set the terms of its IPO in a new filing. Jive, which aims to raise a little over $100 million in a public offering, has set the range between $8 and $10 per share. At the high end of the range, Jive could be worth as over $500 million. Modeled to offer Facebook-like features to enterprises, Jive’s software combines computing with social… Read More

  • Jive: 53 Percent Of Execs Believe They Must Adopt Social Business Or Risk Falling Behind

    Social enterprise giant Jive is releasing a study today, called the Jive Social Business Index, which surveyed 902 US-­‐based executives at large and mid-sized companies on their views of social in the enterprise. The study revealed that Social Business is increasingly perceived as a strategic executive imperative in the enterprise, with 78 percent of the executives surveyed admitting… Read More

  • Jive Buys Microsoft Office Collaboration Plugin OffiSync For Up To $30 Million

    Social enterprise giant Jive is continuing its shopping spree today, picking up OffiSync, an Israeli startup that adds a collaboration layer to Microsoft Office applications, we’ve confirmed. The deal was first reported in Israeli publication The Marker, which estimates the acquisition size to be around $25 to $30 million. OffiSync offers a a plugin for Microsoft Office that serves as… Read More

  • Jive Adds Four New Board Members as the IPO Gets Closer

    Jive CEO Tony Zingale is finally announcing the results of a big project he’s been working on since he took over the company in 2010. It’s not an acquisition or a product release: It’s a massive upgrade to Jive’s board of directors. Joining the board are McAfee’s outgoing chairman Charles Robel, McAfee CEO (now at Intel) Dave DeWalt, Facebook’s vice… Read More

  • Yammer Swings Back at Jive with a Survey and Salesforce with a Video (TCTV)

    The social enterprise wars are heating up. Last week, Jive’s Tony Zingale came on to talk about a user survey that showed quantifiable value his customers were getting from Jive’s software and answer why Yammer and Salesforce get the bulk of the industry press. I invited Salesforce’s Marc Benioff and Yammer’s David Sacks on the show if they wanted to rebut anything said. Read More

  • Jive's CEO Throws Down the Hammer on Competitors, Plans 2011 IPO (TCTV)

    Enterprise software isn’t as sexy a topic as the iPhone or consumer apps. So why do I love to cover it? The fights. While most consumer Internet companies view their market as a warm and fuzzy place where there can be multiple winners, in enterprise software it’s a slug fest. Companies are competing head-to-head for deals and customers want as few software vendors as possible. Read More

  • Jive's Tony Zingale Makes a Case for Social Enterprise– with Actual Numbers (TCTV)

    There’s been a lot of debate about how much Twitter and Facebook buzz can really benefit big companies, and even more debate over the value of so-called “social enterprise” software offerings from the likes of Jive, Yammer and Salesforce. So Jive commissioned a third-party survey of their customers to find out just what benefits they were seeing. The results were pretty… Read More

  • Ask a VC: Why SaaS Is More than a New Business Model, Plus Salesforce v. Yammer v. Jive (TCTV)

    Ask a VC: Why SaaS Is More than a New Business Model, Plus Salesforce v. Yammer v. Jive (TCTV)

    Who cares about enterprise software? Apparently you do. Even though I posted this solicitation for Ask a VC questions late on a Thursday, I woke up this morning to one of the better inboxes of questions since the show began. Our guest in your virtual hot seat was Jason Green of Emergence Capital. Like a lot of things in tech, Green is a believer that the hype in software-as-a-service may… Read More