September 23, 2008
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I’m breaking my long time blogging silence for a major announcement. My company, Telligent, has now received a round of funding from Intel Capital. This funding will help us to grow the company and it also values our company very highly, which is a great achievement for our leadership.
When I joined Telligent last year, I was really excited to see and understand how a startup worked and see how a company goes from being a small player to an industry leader. I stopped telling my friends that "I work for a startup" about 6 months ago. It’s been clear for some time now that we’re much more than that. Now I tell people that I work for a small, but growing social networking software company. Rob and Jason’s vision has been always to turn Telligent into a great company that will lead the charge of Enterprise Social Networking. Not just a flavor of the week on TechCrunch. From the beginning we’ve been a profitable, revenue-generating business, with a focus on growth and industry leadership.
Back when I worked for Deloitte, I often thought about how a "Friendster behind the firewall" would be a great way to facilitate the personal networking which was integral to the Big 4 consulting lifestyle. It’s been a great experience for me to see that vision turn to reality with Telligent’s Evolution product. I’m definitely excited to help our clients build their intranet solutions around it.
Suffice to say that I’m very excited about what the next few years will bring and I look forward to the day when I see Telligent on the Fortune 500. Congrats to Rob, Jason, Scott D, Scott W, and Tom. You guys rock!