Like so many other great companies, Janrain was started from a simple observation—that the number of username and password combinations required of consumers on the web was reaching an untenable state.
In late 2004, Founder Larry Drebes and a few engineers began working closely with the early proponents of the OpenID protocol to provide a simple way for companies to solve this problem. Their work laid the foundation for Janrain and what is known today as social login.
As we began helping organizations implement our technology, we quickly realized our solutions could be used to create richer, more meaningful relationships between web site visitors and our customers. Today, the Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) makes it easy for our clients to acquire, engage and learn more about their consumers.
Curious about our name? It was a rainy January in Portland when Larry decided to turn his vision into what we call Janrain today.
Built the ecosystem for leveraging portable identities via OpenID and served as a founding member of the OpenID Foundation.
First company to make social login possible using an existing identity from providers like Facebook, Yahoo!, Google and others.
First company to offer a database to collect, manage and leverage social profile data.
First company to offer social login for mobile devices.
Co-authored the Backplane Protocol specification, an open standard to seamlessly connect applications and widgets for data sharing.
First company to unify social profile data, online behaviors, third-party application data and offline information in a single platform for online marketing.
Deployed on more than 365,000 websites, including media, retail, entertainment, technology and many other industries.
Supporting more than 30 identity providers, including leading brands in Europe and Asia.
First company to launch one-click social sharing tool, targeted social sharing capabilities and a complete user registration solution.
Built more than 35 integrations to help brands leverage user profile data.
Raised $33M in funding to continue to reinvent how companies interact with online consumers.