Workiva files to go public

Workiva files to go public

Workiva?  It sounds like the love child of Workday and Kiva Systems, but it is not.  You have likely never heard of Workiva for three reasons: In July of this year it changed its name from Webfilings It is headquartered in Ames, Iowa, which is quite nice, but...

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Adult Entertainment Payment Service

Adult Entertainment Payment Service

Alert readers of this blog (all four of you) know that I love specialized invoice and payment services --for freight, clinical trials, facilities management, meetings and events, temporary labor, health care, liquor, media, etc. One alert reader, who shall remain...

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Take a walk on the Supplier Side

The laws of business physics suggest that for every "Source to Settle" process in a buying company, there is an equal and opposite "Quote to Cash" process at a supplier. (To verify that, I used Google Trends to compare the search frequency of the terms "Procure to...

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No Wait: Another OpenTable?

OpenTable was a great story. (I wrote about it almost exactly three years ago here.) To refresh your memory, the company went public in March, 2009 at the bottom of the stock market with a market cap of $700 million.  Two years later its market cap rose to 5-6x that...

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

This headline from yesterday, not 1996, really caught my attention: B2B Marketplace Kinnek Raises $10 Million From Matrix To Help SMBs Find And Purchase Supplies Kinnek is a site that allows companies to post their Requests For Quotations (RFQs)(presumably for...

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