How to be a global company from day 11 min read
On this week’s episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, we host Rod Ardant, CEO and Co-Founder of Spendesk, about how to build a global company.
An engineer by education, Rod always enjoyed building stuff and co-founded his first company, Wozaik, pretty much straight after college. In 2013 it was acquired and Rod started plotting his next venture. He increasingly saw the discrepancy between how people could pay for things in their personal life and professional. Spending time manually uploading receipts or always needing to borrow a credit card from a manager was outdated he believed. Spendesk was born in September 2015 to improve this. By the following June when the product launched, Rod and company had made a bold statement to the media – they would be operating in multiple markets from the start. To make that happen and scale it, Spendesk has had to be global from day one, doing massive amounts of customer research to understand the local mindset and hiring with inclusivity in mind.
Listen on to learn:
- How Spendesk decided which markets to approach
- One simple thing that has allowed him to build a great foundation for an international team
- How he has created a feeling of belonging among all his employees
Going global from the early days and building teams that are not simply diverse but also inclusive are topics that speakers from around the world will be covering at length at SaaStock19 on October 14-16th. Have a look at the full agenda and grab a ticket now.
The 12 Amazing Partners Bringing Diversity & Inclusion To SaaStock19
While we’re completely committed to ensuring that SaaStock events offer an incredible return on investment, we’re well aware of the fact that a multi-day conference in a foreign country may be an unattainable expense for many. When minorities and marginalized voices are excluded as a result of financial barriers, industry events can rapidly become unrepresentative…
The Start Of Something Big: 20 Startups To Watch
SaaStock has always been about taking things to the next level, be that connections, knowledge or fledgling enterprises. Startups are the lifeblood of the SaaS space, and every year we’re floored at the initiative and creativity of the new businesses that flock through our doors. At the heart of our Dublin event is our Startup…
Nailing Company Culture & Mission: How to Build an Environment Fit for Scale
Remember Enron? A company that went to the highest highs only to have a dizzying fall in 2007. One of the values that Enron had put on the wall was Integrity. In hindsight no one would associate Enron with anything remotely close to integrity. As you heard in the intro, how you reach your objective…