The following is a sampling of Adobe's successful exits. Read about Adobe’s portfolio companies here.


Acrodea, Inc., was a software technology R&D firm involved in middleware for mobile terminals, including technologies to improve user interface, graphic performance, and email functionality. Today, Acrodea provides solutions across FinTech, Social Gaming, IoT, and Integrated Resorts.

Exit type: IPO, 2006


Arcot was a leading provider of solutions to prevent online transaction fraud for financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and Internet shopping sites. Arcot pioneered advanced online functionality such as the self-service issuance of roaming credentials and secure electronic document delivery.

Exit type: Acquired by CA Technologies, 2010


AvantGo was the world's largest mobile Internet service, delivering rich, personalized content and applications to PDA, wireless PDA, and smartphone users.

Exit type: IPO, 2000


BidClerk is a widely recognized leader in providing data to the U.S. construction industry. The company's mission is to provide construction professionals with a singular source for industry information and to promote community among construction professionals across the United States.


CELL Co., Ltd., was Japan's leading developer of mobile entertainment content based on Adobe® Flash® Lite® technology.

Exit type: Acquired by Dwango, 2012


Convio is a leading provider of online Fundraising and Marketing software solutions for Non-Profits.

Exit type: IPO, 2010


DecisionView developed innovative software solutions focused on optimizing clinical performance of life sciences organizationsglobally. DecisionView converged predictive analytics, simulation, visualization, and data aggregation capabilities into functionally rich and easy-to-use applications, helping organizations reduce cycle times for costs savings and improved productivity.

Exit type: Acquired by IMS Health, 2012


Digimarc's digital watermarking technology protects media content from piracy and supports new methods of media distribution, enabling new entertainment experiences for consumers.

Exit type: IPO, 1999

Digital Fountain

Digital Fountain provided error-correction software to optimize the delivery of digital media over an  unlimited range of network conditions.

Exit type: Acquired by Qualcomm, 2009


DigitalThink was a provider of web-based learning solutions.

Exit type: IPO, 2000; acquired by Convergys, 2004


EFI is a leader in printing technology, providing products, services, and support to handle all business printing needs.

Exit type: IPO, 1992


FiveAcross provided a web platform designed to build Internet-based communities.

Exit type: Acquired by Cisco Systems, 2007


Gigya was a leading social optimization platform for online business, enabling websites to connect seamlessly to social network services including Facebook Connect, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Exit type: Acquired by SAP, 2017


imeem was an early social network, whichenabled users to discover new media – including music, videos, and photos – and form connections with others based on shared tastes and interests.

Exit type: Acquired by Myspace, 2009


Indiagames Ltd. was India's benchmark mobile and online game company and a leading global mobile game publisher.Exit type: Acquired by Disney, 2011


Kontiki provided a complete corporate video-on-demand solution.

Exit type: Acquired by VeriSign, 2006


An Internet pioneer, Netscape created the first broadly used web browser.

Exit type: IPO, 1995; acquired by AOL, 1998

Oversight Systems

Oversight is a leader in the area of continuous monitoring (CM) for confidence, accuracy, and integrity of financial transactions. Oversight leads the CM industry with a single, fully integrated product that addresses all three CM operational disciplines: auditing, controls monitoring, and transaction monitoring.

Exit type: Private Equity sale 2016

PSS Systems

PSS Systems provided information lifecycle management (ILM) and records management software that organizations use to enforce corporate policies about document and data retention.

Exit type: Acquired by IBM, 2010


Sendmail is the leading global provider of trusted messaging. Large enterprises in 33 countries, including most of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Sendmail to shield users from unwanted messages, stop data leaks, effectively manage messaging to maintain brand and shareholder value, and support regulatory compliance.

Siebel Systems

Siebel is a provider of sales force automation and customer relationship management software.

Exit type: IPO, 1996; acquired by Oracle, 2006


Skysoft, now known as KKBOX, is Asia's leading music streaming serviceand is currently available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia

Exit type: acquired by KDDI, 2010


Shutterfly is a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service that enables consumers to preserve their memories through online photo and video sharing as well as unique cards, calendars, and more.

Exit type: IPO, 2006

Tumbleweed Communications

Tumbleweed provided secure Internet communication solutions for enterprises and government organizations of all sizes.

Exit type: IPO, 1999


TuVox was a leading provider of on-demand speech applications that automated virtually any type of call, including natural language call routing, self-service transactions, and interactive customer support. Exit type: Acquired by West Interactive, 2010

Vignette Corporation

Vignette was a developer of content management software worldwide.

Exit type: IPO, 1999


Virage provided rich media management software and intelligent video analytics.

Exit type: IPO, 2000

Virtual Ubiquity

Virtual Ubiquity was the maker of an online, collaborative word processor, which featured what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) document formatting .

Exit type: Acquired by Adobe  2007 is one of China's largest sharing sites for user-generated video content in China