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How Culture Helps You Win

The most important factor in the success or demise of your company is its culture. This is a lesson I learned over the last fifteen years from my experience working at Google, the 2008 Obama campaign, and now as the co-founder of Optimizely.  We recently had the opportunity to showcase our culture as part of […]

Stop Launching.
Start Rolling Out.

Stop Launching. <br/> Start Rolling Out.

Splashy, big-bang launches were once the most common way software companies released new software. Product and engineering worked tirelessly to get a new product or feature ready while marketing and PR feverishly prepped launch materials. They often even put together extravagant launch parties to celebrate the occasion. But for every successful big bang launch, there […]

Introducing Optimizely Program Management

Introducing Optimizely Program Management

Today, at Opticon, we announced Program Management, which helps companies scale their experimentation programs across their entire organization with new tools for ideation, collaboration, reporting and oversight. With Program Management, customers will be able to: Collaborate more effectively with an integrated hub for capturing ideas, prioritizing projects, and managing experiments across your teams Track overall […]

Founding Moment

Reid Hoffman has popularized the notion of multiple “founding moments” in the life of a company: the key inflection points when leaders decide to change a path in order to better, or more quickly, realize their mission. Today is one of those moments. We have hired Jay Larson to succeed me as our CEO! I […]

Taking a Stand

At Optimizely, we value diversity and inclusiveness. That means more than just talking the talk, it means walking the walk. That is why we’ve decided to take a stand and publicly support immigrants. Here is the email I sent all Optimizely employees: From: Dan Siroker To: Team Subject: Supporting our colleagues Optinauts, We’ve heard from […]

Introducing Optimizely X: The Experimentation Platform

Introducing Optimizely X: The Experimentation Platform

Every great invention and scientific discovery was born from experimentation. Experimentation is not only a cornerstone of science, but it is also critical to success in politics, athletics, and business. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce Optimizely X: the world’s first experimentation platform.

Controlling Our Own Destiny

I started Optimizely six years ago with my co-founder, Pete Koomen, to achieve a simple goal: make it easy for anyone in the world to do website A/B testing. This goal was inspired by my work on the Obama 2008 campaign, and in 2012 we achieved this goal when we surpassed Adobe to become the #1 most-adopted […]

Optimizely Raises $58 Million to Optimize the World

Optimizely Raises $58 Million to Optimize the World

Today is an exciting day because we’ve secured $58 million in Series C funding, led by Index Ventures. I’m thrilled that Ilya Fushman, General Partner at Index Ventures, is joining Optimizely’s Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience to Optimizely and has plenty of thoughts on optimization.

For us, our customers, and our partners, this new round of funding represents an opportunity for Optimizely to focus on our long-term objectives of building products that will enable every company to provide their customers with the best possible experiences.

Optimizely Named Industry Leader in Online Testing

Optimizely Named Industry Leader in Online Testing

Last week, Forrester Research released the The Forrester Wave™: Online Testing Platforms, Q3 2015” (access requires subscription) and we’re very proud to announce what we believe is another key milestone in our quest to bring optimization to the world: among the eight online testing platforms that “matter most,” Optimizely is cited as a leader in this space.