Analyst Coverage: David Norfolk
Huddle is a privately-held company selling enterprise-scale cloud-based collaboration and content management software. It was founded in London in 2006 by Alastair Mitchell and Andy McLoughlin and released its first products in 2007/8.
It has raised approximately $40 million in VC funding (Jafco Ventures, Eden Ventures, Matrix Partners and some angel investors). It has 2 HQ's, in London and San Francisco (plus an office in New York). Huddle software is used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide, it claims, including Disney, AKQA, HTC and Kia Motors.
Huddle sees itself as a leader in government collaboration, with 14% of government orders via G-Cloud being for its cloud content collaboration platform
Huddle seems to target Microsft as a prime competitor: "if SharePoint was built today, they would've built Huddle". Or tried to build Hudle, perhaps.
The Huddle Foundation provides Huddle software free-of-charge to registered charities (including Unicef and the Swiss Red Cross) across the world.
Further resources to broaden your knowledge:
What keeps people at Fuzed awake at night? - Some thoughts on social collaboration issues
I've had a bit of an informal email discussion about what we see as the issues around social collaboration with Raheel Retiwalla of Fuzed; and some of his thoughts about the use of social within the enterprise make interesting reading.