Tags: Startup

Business Leader Interview Kirk Krappe, CEO Apttus

Kirk Krappe is CEO of Apttus, a company he co-founded in 2006. Apttus describes itself as the category-defining Quote-to-Cash software company that drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Prior to Apttus, Krappe worked at BEA Systems, Nextance and Corio. He has an MBA from…

Business Leader interview Don Mal – CEO Vena Solutions

Don Mal is the co-founder and CEO of Vena Solutions. Vena is one of the fastest growing Corporate Performance Management solutions in the market. Over the last five years they have enjoyed 100% year on year growth. A veteran in sales he led the North American sales teams for Clarity Systems and global sales for…

Business Leader interview with Tod Nielsen, CEO FinancialForce

Tod Nielsen is CEO of FinancialForce. He joined the company almost a year ago, taking up the reins from Jeremy Roche. He has worked in senior roles in Salesforce, Microsoft and VMWare. Nielsen also led Heroku as CEO before its acquisition by Salesforce.  His first CEO role was at Borland. ET spoke to Nielsen at…

Xero targets self employed

Xero has announced the launch of Xero +C for self employed people and their accountants. Xero +C is named after the Schedule C report that US Sole Proprietorship businesses need to complete. It relates to the profit or loss from their business. The new functionality allows accountants to import their clients chart of accounts, integrates…

Business Leader interview – John Underkoffler

John Underkoffler is the founder and CEO of Oblong. ET interviewed Underkoffler in a collaboration space in their offices in Shoreditch, London, UK. It is a demonstration centre for their collaboration technology Mezzanine. Their solution, an early version of which was first seen in the film the Minority Report, takes collaboration to a new level.…

Selling your business; Top 5 considerations

Often the biggest decision that a business owner has to make is deciding on whether to sell their business. There are many factors an entrepreneur will consider when deciding whether to sell their business, this article examines five of the key considerations: 1.      Share or Asset Sale Generally, a share sale favours the seller as…

Can OVH “level up” as it accelerates growth

At the OVH Summit in Paris, Octave Klaba, CEOand Chairman, OVH told the audience the company is accelerating its growth. Last year at the its annual conference, Klaba announced a significant funding boost which would see the company invest €1 billion. Klaba has now upped that number to €1.5 billion by 2020 as part of…

Sage opens up Start-up exchange competition for North East

Sage has announced a new competition for start-ups that will see the winners win a visit to Atlanta. Oddly while the press release talks about an exchange programme, there was no announcement visible about a similar competition in Atlanta. Not completely open Interestingly, the competition is not completely open to any start-up. Sage wants the…

Sage moves in for the digital age in France

Sage has announced the occupancy of its new headquarters in La Garenne-Colombe in the north west of Paris. The newly completed building attained several ecological standards and is extremely efficient. These include BBC Effinergie, NF and BREEAM. The building was designed by Sir Norman Foster, the British architect who also designed the Gherkin (30 St Mary…

Is there a better time to start a Salesforce consultancy?

Following a Salesforce announcement yesterday this could be the best time to start a Salesforce consultancy. The company announced a $50 million SI trailblazer fund from Salesforce Ventures. It is specifically aimed at accelerating the growth of cloud consulting firms. Salesforce also announced the SI Trailblazer Alliance Initiative. In the same way that Salesforce trailhead…