Following is a sampling of Adobe's successful exits.


Acrodea, Inc., is a software technology R&D firm involved in middleware for mobile terminals, including technologies to improve user interface, graphic performance, and email functionality. Acrodea is engaged in business in Japan and Korea as well as the global market, including China, Europe, and North America.

Exit type: IPO, 2006


Arcot is a leading provider of solutions to prevent online transaction fraud for financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and Internet shopping sites. Arcot products also enable 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 is 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 the only search engine focused exclusively on 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., is Japan's leading developer of mobile entertainment content based on Adobe® Flash® Lite® technology. With more than 400 titles, the company has produced the largest library of Flash Lite based casual games, which are enjoyed by more than four million consumers in Japan.

Exit type: Acquired by Dwango, 2012


Convio is a leading provider of software and services to help nonprofit organizations use the Internet to build strong relationships with constituents. Convio has online solutions for advocacy, web content management, event fundraising, e-commerce, and email communications. Solutions include the Constituent360 platform, a sophisticated, online marketing database that centralizes constituent data and integrates with offline databases.

Exit type: IPO, 2010


DecisionView develops innovative software solutions that optimize the clinical performance of life sciences organizations around the world. DecisionView converges 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 software optimizes the delivery of digital media over any network. The company's proprietary DF Raptor technology redefines the science of forward error correction (FEC) by offering a universal solution that can accommodate an unlimited range of network conditions. Clients include Cisco Systems, Northrop Grumman, Pioneer, KDDI, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sony, Nokia, and Adobe.

Exit type: Acquired by Qualcomm, 2009


DigitalThink is a provider of web-based learning solutions.

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


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

Exit type: IPO, 1992


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

Exit type: Acquired by Cisco Systems, 2007


Gigya is a leading social optimization platform for online business, enabling websites to connect seamlessly to social network services including Facebook Connect, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Gigya's technology enables sharing, registration, and interactive site features, and the company provides analytics, consulting, and support. Clients include A&E, Intuit, Pepsi, Time, and TNT.

Exit type: Acquired by SAP, 2017


imeem is a social network that enables 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. is India's benchmark mobile and online game company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The company's games are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries. In India, the company also distributes games through its website and operates a broadband games-on-demand service.

Exit type: Acquired by Disney, 2011


Kontiki provides 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 Systems 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 provides information lifecycle management (ILM) and records management software that organizations use to enforce corporate policies about document and data retention. The company's Atlas software suite reduces cost, burden, and risk for leading corporations. There are over 20,000 Atlas users worldwide and more than 25,000 legal matters actively managed in Atlas.

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's flagship Internet service, KKBOX, is the market-dominant online music service in Taiwan, where most of today's popular Chinese hit songs are produced.

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

Exit type: IPO, 1999


TuVox is a leading provider of on-demand speech applications that automate virtually any type of call, including natural language call routing, self-service transactions, and interactive customer support. TuVox has provided solutions to over 60 companies, including, British Airways, Canon, Charter Communications, Gateway, Office Depot, and Telecom New Zealand.

Exit type: Acquired by West Interactive, 2010

Vignette Corporation

Vignette develops and markets content management software worldwide.

Exit type: IPO, 1999


Virage provides rich media management software and intelligent video analytics.

Exit type: IPO, 2000

Virtual Ubiquity

Virtual Ubiquity is the maker of an online word processor perfect for writing reports, proposals, and anything else you need to access online or work on with others. It looks and behaves like your normal desktop word processor, but it opens inside a web browser, so there's no installation required.

Exit type: Acquired by Adobe Systems, 2007 is one of China's largest sharing sites for user-generated video content and is aiming to be the YouTube of China.