Rod Robinson, the founder of our Early Stage Company of the Year, spent three years as a procurement officer for a major corporation prior to founding ConnXus. His experience in the role inspired him to create a company that makes it easier for companies to locate, evaluate and engage performance-related diverse businesses. The company’s cloud-based supplier diversity and sustainability dashboards allow procurement, supplier diversity and supply chain professionals to access a range of relevant analytics across 400 spend categories. The company’s ultimate goal is to disrupt the $10 billion-a-year supply chain and procurement software market.

We thank Rod and his team for their efforts and progress in such an important sector of our economy. Congratulations to our Early Stage Company of the Year: ConnXus.