Chris Crane of Scout RFP

Startup Exits Podcast with Chris Crane, founder of Scout RFP. The $540 million sale to Workday: how Chris started, ran and sold Scout RFP
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Chris Crane,

founder of Scout RFP – Startup Exits Podcast – StartupSoft

Startup Exits Podcast with Chris Crane, founder of Scout RFP. The $540 million sale to Workday: how Chris started, ran and sold Scout RFP

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Few people know what procurement is. But this didn't stop Chris Crane, who saw opportunity in the very outdated and incredibly inefficient world of sourcing and procurement, from trying to disrupt it. Turns out that his efforts were worth it – 5 years and hundreds of thousands users later, Scout RFP was acquired by Workday for $540 million.
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We chat with Chris about:

  • What is procurement and how does it work?
  • Taking advantage of inefficiencies in big companies
  • How to sell to huge enterprises
  • Switching roles from engineering to product
  • Acquisition vs IPO
  • Workday – going from an investor and client to acquirer
  • The future of procurement
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This podcast is brought to you by Andrew Vasylyk, a host of Startup Exits Podcast and a founder of StartupSoft, your reliable partner in hiring, managing & retaining remote employees. Andrew is passionate about startups, technology, and Ukraine.

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