, was an Enterprise software
company and leading provider of enterprise portal solutions for Global 2000 companies. Made popular by custom portal sites like My Yahoo!
, enterprise portals enabled businesses (primarily enterprise companies) to deliver integrated Web services
to their customers (Internet
), partners (Extranet
) and employees (Intranet
). The company was founded in 1998 by Wired.com
executive Ed Anuff
executive Oliver Muoto
, both startup veterans, in San Francisco, CA
. The company had over 300 employees and 350 Global 2000 customers before it was acquired by Vignette
(VIGN), an industry leader in enterprise content management
, in December 2002.
The company was founded by Ed Anuff
and Oliver Muoto
in 1998. The company received Series A funding from Outlook Ventures, New Vista Capital and Innovacom Ventures (investment arm of France Telecom
- Epicentric Foundation Server
- Epicentric Application Builder
- Epicentric Module Marketplace
Investors included JP Morgan
,Outlook Ventures, New Vista Capital, Motorola
Competitors include Plumtree Software (now BEA), IBM, and Oracle Corporation.
Epicentric acquired Application Park, a web-services tools company, in 2001. In 2003, Epicentric was acquired by Austin, TX