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Concur CEO Steve Singh: Startup success is entirely driven by culture

There are lots of ingredients to startup success, but for Concur CEO Steve Singh, one rises above them all. Speaking at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s “Entrepreneur University” on Friday in Seattle, Singh said that company culture is the most important aspect of startup that founders must think about. “Not only is company culture everything, but your success… Read More

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Newsmakers 2012: Steve Singh guides Concur to new heights

Concur Technologies doesn’t get as much attention as its publicly-traded Seattle area counterparts. After all, filling out travel and entertainment expense reports typically ranks right behind going to the dentist. But Concur’s technology, which helps automate expenses at hundreds of companies throughout the world, is getting some serious traction as it enters its 20th year… Read More

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Microsoft’s ‘demoralizing’ stack ranking system; and other comments of the week

The 4th of July brought another beautiful patriotic display over Seattle’s South Lake Union. But those weren’t the only fireworks going on in the city. Microsoft’s employee ranking system (and the company itself) came under direct fire after Kurt Eichenwald, a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award, penned an article for Vanity Fair titled… Read More

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Newly-formed W Fund to pump $20M into university spinouts

Washington’s startup community is getting yet another shot in the arm, thanks to the efforts of a newly-formed venture capital firm whose goal is to mine universities and research institutions for the state’s very best business ideas. The University of Washington’s W Fund is launching today with about $20 million from private industry, leading venture… Read More

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Shares of Concur rise after revenues beat expectations

Concur, the Redmond maker of travel and entertainment expense management software, today reported a 28 percent increase in revenue, to $108.4 million, for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31. Non-GAAP net income came in at $18.5 million. CEO Steve Singh called the results “exceptionally strong,” leading the company to raise its outlook for revenue and… Read More