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COUPA CEO’s fever gets the better of him

August 29, 2017

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We have all played the word association game at one point in time or another. For those unfamiliar with the premise, here is how it works; I give a word You tell me what immediately comes to mind when you see or hear that word Pretty straight forward, so let’s play. Word: IBM “THINK” ENIAC […]

4 Major Problems With Jason Busch’s Post Regarding COUPA Kase

April 28, 2017

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While I have reached out to Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn as well as Spend Matters’ Carina Kuhl for a comment on my post from this morning, I was sent the link to a post that Jason Busch wrote about Coupa hiring former Spend Matters employee Thomas Kase. You can read it through the following link; http://spendmatters.com/2017/04/28/technology-analysts-ndas/ Given […]

Spend Matters’ Kase Joins COUPA In An Interdepartmental Transfer

April 28, 2017

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For five years, Kase worked at Spend Matters as vice president of research and lead analyst . . . Prior to Spend Matters, Kase worked in different roles for source-to-pay providers Ariba and SciQuest – through their Procuri and AECsoft USA acquisitions, respectively. – April 27th, 2017, Global Newswire The incestuous nature of the procurement world […]

Coupa IPO: Is The Unicorn Dead?

September 9, 2016

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Right out of the gate, I want to clarify an important point. I would rather walk down a dark alley at midnight in the worst part of town with $100 bills hanging out of my pocket, than invest in the stock market. In other words, my money is safer in the dark alley than it is […]

Former Coupa VP of Product Management reaches out to talk about his new company

April 17, 2016

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This weekend, the Chief Commercial Officer from POOL4TOOL, Roger Blumberg, reached out to me through LinkedIn to ask if I was familiar with his company. In what turned out to be an impromptu electronic dialogue, it is amazing what you can learn with a few short keystrokes and the right questions. Rather than focusing on the […]

Does PayStream Report on Coupa Really Matter . . . To Anyone?

February 1, 2016

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Editor Disclaimer: Before anyone – okay Coupa – thinks that I am picking on them, I want to state that the reference to them in this post is purely a matter of timing. Had I received a press release about the PayStream report featuring another vendor, we would be talking about them right now. In short, the vendor […]

If Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company? by Jon Hansen

November 11, 2015

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YES! I just wanted to remove the mystery or any possible doubt surrounding what my answer would be to the question “if Coupa goes public, will it ruin the company?” By the way, what prompted the question (and this post), was a very recent  Bloomberg interview with Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn. By the way – and I […]

Now Coupa has a new CFO – is there something going around? by Jon Hansen

June 3, 2015

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I received a Skype message from someone this morning saying that it must be the “season for new CFOs,” as Coupa announced that they had also made a change in the company’s top finance position. Here is the link to the Coupa press release. The season for new CFO reference, was in relation to my post yesterday regarding […]

Coupa’s acquisition of Zen Purchase: The perfect marriage of two trailblazers? by Jon Hansen

February 11, 2015

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In announcing the launch of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Company program in 2014, I had made frequent references to the blog’s early days in which I focused on covering companies I believed were going to one day become major players.  In 2010, I interviewed Rob Bernshteyn on my radio show, in which Coupa was featured as being one of […]

Throwback Thursday: The Origins of Failure for ERP – Jon Hansen on the Coupa Cabana

April 24, 2014

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Keeping within the spirit of the social media world’s Throwback Thursday practice – I have used an old photo from my days as President of a publicly traded software company to comply with the image requirement – I thought that I would share the following article that was posted on the Coupa Cabana blog back […]