Browsing All posts tagged under »Rob Bernshteyn«

What If?

July 13, 2017

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Inspired by The Economist’s annual “What If” essays, I thought that it might be fun to apply the same question to our procurement world. For example, “What If” Rob Bernshteyn had been CEO of Perfect Commerce instead of Coupa? “What If” IBM never purchased Emptoris? Here’s one, “What If” Andrew Bartolini had continued to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

The M&A Dilemma: To buy or not to buy that is the question by Jon Hansen

February 13, 2015

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 In December I wrote a post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance based on my interview with IBM’s Pete Wharton. Wharton talked about the company’s “plan is to create an ecosystem of technology partners to extend IBM’s service capabilities to its customers.”   So here is the question; […]

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 […]

Coupa Inspire ’14 Kicks Off With a Bang by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2014

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As someone who has from the very beginning loved all things social media whether it be Internet radio and television, chat rooms and webinars or social networking forums, when I received the e-mail inviting me to tune into the Live Ustream broadcast of Coupa Inspire ’14 I was immediately interested. Let’s face it, while face-to-face […]

The Cure for Enterprise Software Fatigue

July 14, 2010

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Whenever I am contacted by a vendor for a “pre” press release briefing, I always go into the discussion with one part interest, one part cynicism and one part optimism. The interest of course is part of my natural curiosity about almost anything – which is why I guess I enjoy hosting a talk radio […]