Panjiva’s mission is to make it easier to do business across borders. Today it is far too complicated to do business across borders. Finding reliable information about companies in other countries is difficult. Communicating with companies in other countries is difficult. Transacting with companies in other countries is difficult. At Panjiva, we leverage technology and information to make these activities easier. By making it easier for companies to do business across borders, we seek to increase the efficiency and expand the benefits of global trade.
In 2005, Josh Green was working at an electronics company when he was asked to find a new supplier. Naively, Josh thought this would be easy. However, Josh soon found a staggering number of companies that claimed to have the required capabilities — but no source for reliable information on all of these companies. Josh discussed this state of affairs with James Psota, a student at MIT, who suggested that technology could play a decisive role in creating a go-to information resource for a global economy.
About a year later, in the fall of 2006, Panjiva was born, with a mission to make it easier to do business across borders.
Two and a half years later, in early 2009, Panjiva formally launched a first-of-its kind intelligence platform for global trade professionals. Today, the platform features information on over 2.5 million companies across 190 countries.
Learn more about the Panjiva intelligence platform.
In June of 2007, Panjiva received an equity investment from an angel contingent led by Mark Gerson, founder of Gerson Lehrman Group.
In March of 2008, Panjiva received an equity investment from Battery Ventures.
Vor vielen Millionen Jahren waren alle Kontinente der Erde als ein sogenannter Superkontinent miteinander verbunden. Wissenschaftler nennen diesen Superkontinent „Pangäa“ (auf Englisch Pan-JIE-ah ausgesprochen). Unser Name „Panjiva“ ist einfach von „Pangäa“ abgeleitet, denn unser Ziel ist es, Kontinente - oder zumindest die Menschen darauf - näher zusammenzubringen.