Akeneo is a fast growing company, leader on the open source PIM (Product Information Management) market. Like 27,000 merchants over 160 countries, take back the control of your product data and don’t fear multichannel anymore!
Impact : Describe Impact in 3 words
Acceleration, Transformation and beers
Impact : What are the memorable steps you’ve crossed since you’ve been selected to the program?
There are so many! First and foremost, we learned a lot about the U.S. market, its culture and how to adapt our processes to become more efficient. Impact has considerably accelerated our growth. All these were key steps for our company.
Impact : Which part of the program has been the most helpful for you?
Working on our pitch as much as we did was extremely helpful, this approach is totally different from what we’re used to in Europe.
Impact : What is your best memory of the program?
Once again, there’s a lot! And a lot including beers, which I won’t mention here. But the VIP Opening Night was a memorable evening as it was our first time pitching in front of an American
audience which was a very interesting experience for us all.
Impact : How has Impact changed you company?
Impact has allowed us to take a step back to see the big picture of our strategy. We were able to better define what we wanted to achieve while preparing ourselves for the future.
Impact : What are the next steps for your company?
We opened up an office in Boston at the beginning of the year where we’ll be growing our team. We closed a significant number of deals during the program, including big companies such as John Deer. We hope to keep up that pace after the program.
Impact : Impact : Any advice for the class of 2017?
Don’t go by yourself like I did, bring multiple C-levels. It is very helpful for anyone in a company to live this experience, so bring at least one teammate.
Founders : Fred de GombertFounded : 2013Location : Boston