September 27, 2023
November 21, 2023

From a start-up to a global player in digital procurement

Ignite is a Norwegian cloud-based procurement tool with customers in public enterprises. Today, Ignite processes more than half of their revenue abroad.

Børge Langedal
Co-Founder & CRO

It's also worth noting that Ignite Procurement, an entrepreneurial company on the way up in the world, has counted on around 60 employees since 2017. This includes an office in Poland with a whole product team of six employees. The company's annual income (mainly license income) has grown by almost 150% in the last 12 months and has now passed NOK 20 million.

Sigbjørn Nome, the CEO and Co-founder of Ignite Procurement, tells Anbud365 that half of the company's income now comes from foreign engagements. He also says: "Our ambitions are to continue to increase income as we advance at a high pace. At the same time, we must recognize that we would not have achieved the goals in our ambitious growth plan without investing in both the private and public sectors. With a focus only on the public sector, we would probably not be able to achieve fast enough growth."

Ignite Procurement is an internationally-oriented company with products based on a cloud-based platform that streamlines and develops public procurement. Although Norway is still an important market for the company, its product portfolio has gained a big impact outside the country's borders. Ignite Procurement has been focusing on Germany since 2021 and has gained more German customers recently. The latest is a German group with ~150 billion NOK turnover across 80 countries. On top of that, Ignite Procurement has secured a global agreement with one of the world's largest consulting companies, which rolls its customers onto our solution.

Ignite Procurement signed a contract with the Norwegian Tax Administration. The tax authorities had a tender for a spend analysis solution out and evaluated four offers, then chose Ignite as their partner. The agreement has a value of around one million kroner. Other players are the Norwegian Customs Authority, Ålesund municipality, and the Norwegian Environment Agency. Although capital markets have tightened in recent years, Nome can state that Ignite raised NOK 68 million in the capital – which gives them the funds they need to continue building their strategic purchasing platform.

Read the full article here: Start-up company five years ago - now an international player with a digital purchasing solution.

PS. The article is in Norwegian but you can use Google Translate to read it.

About Ignite Procurement

We're Ignite Procurement. We help companies make their spend management and procurement processes more intelligent, strategic, and agile with innovative solutions—from data management, advanced analytics, strategic sourcing, and contract management to supplier management. We're all about using new and emerging technologies to create value for our customers—easy adoption, scale and productivity are top of mind.

Our solutions handle all the tedious grunt work so our customers can focus on the big picture.

About the author
Børge Langedal
Co-Founder & CRO

Børge Langedal is a co-founder and partner at Ignite and prior BCG consultant​. ​ He has led and assisted projects for clients within oil & energy, FMCG, and construction with a focus on cost reduction and enablement​.

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