Company Timeline

1998

  • Sep 1996 - Mike Tessler and Scott Hoffpauir meet
  • Aug 1998 - Mike and Scott get away to Barnes and Noble in Germantown, TN to discuss starting their own company
  • Sep 1998 - Company officially started with the name iKnow - scott@iknowinc.com was our first email address
  • Nov 1998 - iknow is Incorporated
  • Dec 1998 - Initial bridge loan is secured

1999

  • Jan 1999 - Charter restated and name changed to BroadSoft; visited over 60 properties looking for office space
  • Feb 1999 - First board meeting held February 1, 1999 at 3:30 PM
  • Mar 1999 - Moved into Corporate Offices at 200 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg MD USA, using third-hand cubes in a variety of colors
  • Apr 1999 - Secured Series A Funding; Shopped for office furniture
  • May 1999 - First product demonstration for Venture Capitalist
  • Aug 1999 - BroadSoft unveils advanced architecture for the rapid and cost-effective delivery of enhanced voice services
  • Aug 1999 - Official company market introduction
  • Nov 1999 - Began the development of BroadWorks

2000

  • Apr 2000 - BroadWorks Application Server Introduced
  • Jun 2000 - Expanded service Internationally to Amsterdam & Bangkok
  • Jun 2000 - First four product evaluations, including MCI Worldcom
  • Aug 2000 - Montreal Development Office Opened
  • Aug 2000 - Began partnerships with three infrastructure companies: Cisco, Sonus and TTI (acquired by Sonus)
  • Nov 2000 - Deployed first BroadWorks application server platform
  • Dec 2000 - Added Media Server to BroadWorks platform

2001

  • Jan 2001 - Won first Product of the Year Award
  • Feb 2001 - First customer introduced a BroadWorks powered offer to market
  • Mar 2001 - Added Network Server to BroadWorks platform
  • Nov 2001 - Completed first international supported release

2002

  • Jan 2002 - Closed Series C Financing - Part 1
  • Jan 2002 - Received Product of the Year Award from Leading Industry Magazine, Internet Telephony
  • Apr 2002 - BroadSoft Offers Service Providers Unprecedented Outage Protection and Call Resiliency with BroadWorks' Carrier-Class Geographical Redundancy Capabilities
  • May 2002 - BroadSoft's BroadWorks named Voice Server 'Product of the Year' by leading industry publication, Network Magazine
  • Jun 2002 - BroadSoft Expands to Asia-Pacific with Fujitsu Agreement
  • Jun 2002 - Closed contract with first Asia Pacific customer
  • Sep 2002 - Closed Series C Financing - Part 2
  • Nov 2002 - Introduced Relay Server

2003

  • Jan 2003 - Secured first European customer contract
  • Mar 2003 - Reached 25 customers milestone
  • Sep 2003 - Awarded First Patent
  • Oct 2003 - BroadSoft Hosts Connections 2003 - Industry's First Customer Conference For Hosted Voice
  • Oct 2003 - BroadSoft Leads Market with First Fully Integrated Multimedia Conferencing Server with Hosted Voice Platform

2004

  • Jan 2004 - BroadSoft Unveils Residential Broadband Application to Meet Rising Demand for VoIP Services to the Home
  • Feb 2004 - Reached 50 customers milestone
  • Jun 2004 - Ericsson agreed to integrate BroadSoft's Application Software Technology Into their Multimedia Platform
  • Jun 2004 - Supercomm 2004 Announces BroadSoft as SuperQUEST Award Winner
  • Aug 2004 - BroadSoft Announces First VoIP Open Client Interface for Both Telecom and Non-telecom Developers
  • Sep 2004 - BroadSoft Makes Pulver.com List of Top Companies to Watch
  • Oct 2004 - Escalating Growth in Hosted Voice Services Market Doubles Attendance for BroadSoft's Second Annual Connections Conference

2005

  • Feb 2005 - Unveiled Missing Link in Bridging Existing Telecom Infrastructure With Next-Generation VoIP Application
  • Mar 2005 - Announced First Available IMS-Compliant VoIP Application Platform
  • Mar 2005 - Launched Innovative Mobile PBX Application
  • May 2005 - Expanded Global Presence with Customer VoIP Deployments on 6 Continents and 6 New International Offices
  • May 2005 - Reached 100 customer milestone and 900K lines shipped
  • Sep 2005 - Acquired Carbon Twelve to Enhance Portfolio of VoIP Desktop Client Applications
  • Oct 2005 - Announced BroadWorks VoIP Application Platform Support for IBM Blade Servers Running Linux
  • Oct 2005 - BroadSoft Connections 2005 Conference Draws Over 500 Leaders to Promote Innovations in Hosted VoIP Applications

2006

  • Jan 2006 - Named Market Leader In VoIP Application Server Market by Independent Research Firm
  • Jan 2006 - Named One of the Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2006 by VoIP Magazine
  • Feb 2006 - Received Frost & Sullivan 2006 Technology of the Year for VoIP
  • Mar 2006 - Announced IMS-ready Media Resource Function Server
  • Mar 2006 - Launched Enhanced Desktop Telephony Toolbar With Advanced Call Control Features
  • Mar 2006 - BroadSoft Launches State-of-the-Art European Operations Center
  • May 2006 - BroadSoft CEO, Michael Tessler Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 Award Finalist in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 2006 - Launched VoIP Call Center Solution
  • Oct 2006 - Reached 200 customer milestone
  • Oct 2006 - Deloitte names BroadSoft a Top 100 fastest growing technology company in North America

2007

  • Jan 2007 - Received Internet Telephony Magazine's 2006 Product of the Year Award
  • Mar 2007 - Named to 'Pulver 100' for 5th Consecutive Year
  • May 2007 - Received 2007 IMS Leadership Award from IMS Magazine
  • May 2007 - Opened Syndey Technical Assistance Center
  • Jun 2007 - BroadSoft's SIP Trunking Application wins 2006 Product of the Year Award
  • Jul 2007 - Northern Virginia Technology Council Honors BroadSoft with “Hottest Management Team” Award
  • Sep 2007 - Named Inc. Magazine’s 526th of 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Sep 2007 - Named Light Reading's #1 Private Company
  • Oct 2007 - Reach 5 Million Lines Deployed

2008

  • Feb 2008 - Demonstrated Scalability with IBM BladeCenter
  • Mar 2008 - Delivered Multimedia Telephony as Operators Undergo IMS Network Transformation
  • Mar 2008 - Launched BroadSoft Xtended to Personalize Voice Communications Technologies Through Web 2.0 Integrated Applications
  • Mar 2008 - VON Magazine Recognized BroadSoft with Top 10 Innovator Award
  • May 2008 - Won Convergence World Award
  • Aug 2008 - Acquired GENBAND's M6 Communication Applications Server
  • Sep 2008 - Ranked on the Inc. 5,000 for Second Year
  • Oct 2008 - Announced joint Unified Communications solution with Microsoft
  • Nov 2008 - Celebrated 10th Anniversary
  • Dec 2008 - Acquired Sylantro Systems

2009

  • Jan 2009 - BroadSoft wins Smart CEO Magazine/BDO Siedman Future 50 Award
  • Feb 2009 - BroadWorks receives IMS Leadership Award for the Second year in a row
  • Feb 2009 - Joined the GSM Association's Rich Communication Suite Program
  • Jun 2009 - Launched Bria for BroadWorks with CounterPath
  • Jun 2009 - Northern Virginia Technology Council names Jim Tholen CFO of the year
  • Aug 2009 - Named one of the nations fastest growing private companies for third year in a row by the Inc. 5000
  • Oct 2009 - Acquired Packet Island, Inc.
  • Oct 2009 - Achieved TL 9000 and ISO 9001:2000 Certifications
  • Oct 2009 - Named one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte for third year in a row
  • Oct 2009 - Introduced the BroadSoft Marketplace
  • Oct 2009 - Introduced the BroadWorks Connector for Lotus Sametime with IBM

2010

  • Feb 2010 - Introduced the BroadWorks Mobility Suite
  • Apr 2010 - Jim Tholen selected as SmartCEO Magazine's CFO of the Year
  • Jun 2010 - Launched the Xtended App Incubator program
  • Jun 2010 - Announced initial public offering
  • Jun 2010 - Named winner in the Telecommunications category for the American Technology Awards
  • Jun 2010 - BroadWorks Mobility Suite wins Stevie Award for Best New Product of the Year
  • Aug 2010 - Listed in Inc's 5000 Fastest Growing US Companies
  • Oct 2010 - Acquired Casabi, Inc.
  • Oct 2010 - Introduced BroadCloud
  • Oct 2010 - Named one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte for fourth year in a row

2011

  • Feb 2011 - Completed Voice over LTE (VoLTE) IR.92 Compliance
  • Mar 2011 - Wins "Exit of the Year" award by Washington Business Journal for completing their IPO successfully
  • Apr 2011 - Scott Hoffpauir selected as SmartCEO Magazine's CTO of the Year
  • May 2011 - Wins "Deal of the Year" by the Association for Corporate Growth
  • Jun 2011 - Wins the Hot Ticket Award in "Hottest Exit" by Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Oct 2011 - Acquired iLinc Communications, Inc.
  • Oct 2011 - Acquired Movial Applications
  • Oct 2011 - Enhanced growing Unified Communications portfolio with new capabilities
  • Oct 2011 - Introduced BroadTouch
  • Nov 2011 - Scott Hoffpauir, BroadSoft CEO named IT Executive of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland

2012

  • Feb 2012 - Acme Packet and BroadSoft introduced IMS Xpress
  • Feb 2012 - Introduced BroadTouch Business Communicator
  • Apr 2012 - Jim Tholen selected as Tech Council of Maryland’s CFO of the Year
  • May 2012 - Wins First Place in CTIA’s Second Annual BIG Idea Contest