Jigsaw is an online directory of millions of business contacts from over one million companies worldwide. Each contact provides complete information, including title, company, email address, and business phone (70% direct dial). And because Jigsaw members earn bonus points for keeping their contacts current, you know you're getting highly accurate data.
* Using this information, you can bypass the main company voice mail and directly contact hard-to-find and hidden candidates * With a nearly endless database of accurate contact information at your fingertips, you can make more connections in less time * Jigsaw now integrates with LinkedIn, allowing you to cross-reference a candidate's experience in seconds
Jigsaw is a points based system where members earn points for the contributions to the database that they make. They then use those points to acquire data that they need... The more data you contribute, the more points, or credits, you earn. You also get points when you update incorrect contacts. If members add bad data, they lose points. And if you ever buy a bad contact, you can challenge that contact and get those points back.
Jigsaw Complete, Collaborative Business Information.
Name: JigsawAddress: 2 Waters Park Drive
City: San Mateo
Phone: 650 235 8338
Email: [mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org]
Contact: Shannon Duffy
Title: Director of Marketing
<sharethis /> What is Jigsaw?
Jigsaw is an online business directory of companies and business professionals that is built, maintained and accessed by a worldwide community of more than 800,000 subscribers. A comprehensive database allows members to exchange and share the business information of 13.7 million contacts from over 2.5 million companies.
Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, Jigsaw Data Corporation was founded on January 1, 2004 by veteran sales executives Jim Fowler and Garth Moulton and is ventured funded by El Dorado Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Austin Ventures.
While not the only player in the burgeoning business database game, Jigsaw states that utilizing a user-generated database that's continually updated by its members and offers timely and accurate contacts while leveraging Web 2.0 technology makes the company unique. Jigsaw has been called "the world's largest roledex" by Inc Magazine
As of June 2009, Jigsaw members have had access to 13.7 million contacts from 2.5 million companies worldwide. Jigsaw's contacts act as a virtual business card, offering name, title, postal and email addresses and phone numbers for individual contacts and is the perfect tool for lead generation.
Corporate searches offer company information like address, website and phone numbers. Users can also search for companies by industry and ticker, number of employees, and by Fortune 500 or 1000 ranking. It also offers multiple-level contacts within each company, including hard-to-find upper level contacts. Similarly, Jigsaw members can download robust lists of company data for free.
Other valuable Jigsaw features include Company Wiki--where any company can update their very own wiki page--and free company research.
Data Independence Day--June 4, 2008
On June 4, 2008 Jigsaw announced the Open Data Initiative and declared Data Independence Day. This bold move meant that now anyone could download company data for over 1.5 million companies for free. Previously, people had to search the Web for one off data or subscribe to expensive data services. To promote this "Next Revolution" in the data industry Jigsaw founders launched a YouTube video dressed in revolutionary costume and took to Haight Street in San Francisco to tell the world.
Jigsaw's blog provides a comical look at life in sales Read it here
For more information on Jigsaw visit the Jigsaw Web site