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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 […]

20 years in the making cloudBuy now starting to challenge the industry big boys by Jon Hansen

December 8, 2014

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“This is an incredible win for a British company and is a massive challenge to the corporate players such as IBM who recently launched their B2B ecommerce solution. In winning the backing of the CII cloudBuy have taken a potentially non traditional approach to the market and one that might win them significant market share.” […]

New Wave Company Update: MarketDojo (Going For Growth) by Jon Hansen

July 9, 2014

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Editor’s Note: In the first issue of the Growth Fund featuring organizations which have received support from the West of England Growth Fund, New Wave 2014 company MarketDojo has been featured in an article. Simply click on the image below, to access the publication on-line and scroll to page 4. Be sure to follow MarketDojo […]

Gaining trust and a foothold in higher education by Jon Hansen

June 3, 2014

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As one of our New Wave companies for 2014, Unimarket is an interesting study in contrasts.  On the one hand, the organization has been around for a long time – nearly 2 decades from original conception. On the other hand Unimarket, like the individuals in the old American Express “Do you know me” commercials, has […]

New Wave Company Update: Scout Co-Founder provides his view on the Internet of Things by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014

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Following up on my previous post in which Freightos CEO Zvi Schreiber provided his take on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Things and Humans (IoTH), we also solicited feedback from another of our New Wave companies.  I am referring to Year in The Life co-winner Scout RFP. Here is what Scout […]

New Wave Company Update: Freightos CEO provides his view on the Internet of Things by Jon Hansen

April 24, 2014

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Given the increasing media coverage regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Things and Humans (IoTH), it only seems logical to seek out feedback from our New Wave companies.  Especially in terms of the Year in The Life co-winners Freightos and Scout RFP. So when I posed the question what are your […]

New Wave Company Update: Cloud wars veteran cloudBuy ready to overtake Apple, Google and Microsoft by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2014

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Can we pick em or can we pick em! Even though New Wave Company 2014 cloudBuy was not selected as our Year in the Life winner, they nonetheless seem to be making some major waves in the market.  One example of the company’s extending ripple is an article that appeared in today’s Telegraph. In the […]

New Wave Company Update: Freightos raises $4.6 million in VC funding for global expansion by Jon Hansen

March 26, 2014

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Well it didn’t take long for one of our Year in the Life co-winners to start creating waves in terms of making their mark in 2014. On Monday I received an e-mail from Freightos sharing the news that the company had just raised “$4.6 million from three Israeli VCs in a series B, in order […]

The Year in the Life dénouement (okay winners) . . . by Jon Hansen

February 17, 2014

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In what was the ultimate movie cliffhanger, the main protagonists in the 1969 classic The Italian Job, found the bus they were traveling in precariously perched over the edge of a cliff.  Whether they survived or careened down the steep drop was left up to the movie goer to decide. Well I am happy to […]

Deadlock in Year in the Life Series Voting by Jon Hansen

February 14, 2014

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Well this is a first! Heading into the wee hours of the evening it became apparent that there was a deadlock in terms of selecting the 2014 Year in the Life winning candidate. As indicated in my post yesterday, I had anticipated that I would be able to announce the winner today.  However, the merits […]