"We provide the soft assembly line for web site production."
– Jack Jia, Vice President, Engineering

Sun Solaris, UNIX, Windows NT

C++, Java, JavaScript, XML, DHTML, Perl

Software developer Large shop

Fast Facts
Revenues: $132.1M (2000)
Employees: 888 (2000)
Founded: 1995
Software developer; web content management tools
Public: IWOV (Nasdaq)
Upside: E-Biz 150 (2000)
Open System Advisors: CrossRoads A-List (1999, 2000)
San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Journal: Fastest Growing Software Co. in Silicon Valley (2000)
Red Herring: Top 100 (1999)
Upside: Hot 100 (1999)
Giga Information Group: Emerging Technology Scene, Best Product (1998)
1195 W. Fremont Ave.
Sunnyvale, California 94087
(408) 774-2000

Web to the max. Interwoven creates the content management system companies need to coordinate and collaborate in developing content for their web initiatives. Their client list reads like the Fortune 100: American Airlines, Compaq, General Electric, Proctor & Gamble, BellSouth, Walgreen, and Xerox. Throw in a few more high tech companies like Cisco, Commerce One, Novell, Tivoli, Ask Jeeves,,, USWeb/CKS (now March First), Veritas Software,, and TechRepublic, and mix with some name-brand companies on the web, like Martha Stewart Living, Nickelodeon, and Red Herring, and you see where the techies go to get their web tools.

Welcome to the fastest growing public software company in Silicon Valley, with three-year revenue growth of 9,904 percent. Says Martin Brauns, CEO and President, "This is only Chapter One."

To create products used by companies with the largest B2B and B2C web sites in the world, you need to find supurb employees, and you have to find a lot of them to fuel an exploding company's growth (IPO in October, 1999; 2-for-1 stock split in July, 2000; all employees have stock options). Interwoven has an aggressive recruiting program. For several months in 2000, they threw in a free 3-year license to the BMW Z3 of choice for every engineer hired. Its year 2000 recruiting incentives included not only a referral bonus for employees, but also a $5,000 charity donation in their name.

The company's I-Fit program includes an on-staff personal fitness trainer, himself a world-class triathlete. The company's Gift of Time program includes dry cleaning, concierge services, and on-site massages. Its Stop and Smell the Roses program includes white-water rafting trips for employees. The company's culture of open communications includes an all hands meeting with the CEO every Friday. Their technical environment touches every kind of software development, from web-centric technologies such as Java, XML, and DHTML, to traditional client-server architecture and object-oriented design, to the die-hard operating system kernel work. It's the techies' idea of paradise - developing a foundation system that powers the web, and time to enjoy it.

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