Why we’re here
While working in our previous tech jobs, we launched a side business selling branded merchandise to companies—backpacks, headphones, t-shirts and more. Through hard work and a focus on service, we bootstrapped it to over $2m in revenue and 250 customers including mid-sized tech companies and giants like Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Working closely with our customers’ purchasing teams, we experienced first-hand the bureaucracy and friction that characterize enterprise procurement, both from our position on the vendor side, and for the employees and managers on the company’s side. We figured there must be a better way, and Approve.com was born.