Episode #63: Christian Lanng Chief Executive Officer of Tradeshift
Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. They raised 400 mil USD and are evaluated at 1.1 billion. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app.bal business network for buying and selling.
- How Tradeshift started in a garage in Denmark
- Connecting 90% of the companies in Denmark through easyTrade
- Going in 100 countries within 6 months
- How Tradeshift differs from its competitors
- “Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint”
“Entrepreneurship is all about grit. It is a marathon, not a sprint.”
“I see a lot of young people getting themselves burned out within the first year of being an entrepreneur.
We’ve been doing this for 10 years now with Tradeshift, you know I’ve been doing startups since I was 19, so my whole life.
I think in the early days we ran like there was no tomorrow and that’s great. There are a lot of startup blogs talking about having that approach. But we’ve got to be sustainable because most companies these days are going to take 10 to 15 years to be built and scale. So pace yourself for that time and not just the twelve months.”