Kodiak Hub's 2023: A Year of Resilience, Innovation, & Strategic Growth

Our CEO & Founder Malin Schmidt shares her reflections on 2023, a year of exciting achievement for Kodiak Hub and continued sustainable value creation with our partners.

Dear Kodiak Hub Community, 

As we bid farewell to 2023, we reflect on a year marked by extraordinary achievements, customer successes, and groundbreaking advancements in the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) landscape. 

In response to escalating demands for transparent and traceable supply chains, Kodiak Hub has played a pivotal role in reshaping the narrative of how businesses approach their operational and tactical practices within the supply network. 

Empowering Informed Decision-Making
By integrating Kodiak Hub's Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) platform, companies have not only transitioned from operationally and transactionally focused sourcing and procurement but have also gained invaluable support for smarter data-driven decision-making. The journey towards quicker, smarter decisions has just begun and will be further elevated in 2024 through seamless access to GenAI insights integrated into the Kodiak Hub platform, powering smart automation and improved efficiency. 

Product Innovation Driving Collaboration
In 2023, Kodiak Hub introduced groundbreaking product features, including the highly anticipated improvement of the Actions and collaboration functionality tool (watch our Feature Frontier event to learn more). This feature was designed to enhance buyer and supplier collaboration, providing a seamless and efficient platform for strategic interactions. In addition, we enriched the data on the platform by adding more third-party risk indicators that will continue to strengthen robust risk profiling of suppliers. We also strengthened the automation functionality through add-ons in the Notification functionality.  

Strategic Partnerships and Financial Milestones
Throughout the year, Kodiak Hub has had the privilege of welcoming many exciting customers into our growing community across industries, including: Technology, Industrial Automation, Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemicals, Mining and Metals, Construction, Real Estate, FMCG, Retail, Food Production, and many more. You can read about our current customer’s successes here.

This year also saw the successful securing of a Series A investment totaling a round of 55M SEK (5M USD), lead by blq invest - a testament to the confidence investors have in our vision and the value we bring to the market.  

Global Expansion
Looking towards the future, Kodiak Hub is excited to announce plans for global expansion. In early 2024, we are set to open an office in Munich, Germany, paving the way for enhanced international presence. Furthermore, the second half of 2024, we will establish a strong foothold in the United States, bringing our innovative solutions to a broader audience!  

Predictions for 2024
As we step into 2024, Kodiak Hub foresees a profound change in the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) landscape. The focus will shift from transactional interactions to strategic, orchestrated collaborations. Procurement will hold the currency of impact, and a tight alignment between buyers and suppliers will lead to significant cost efficiencies, proactive and resilient risk mitigation strategies, and substantial performance improvements in the supply chain, across tiers.  

To meet this demand for strategic collaboration, we are committed to arming strategic buyers with real-time, robust, and accurate data. This will provide predictability and enhance performance, driving exceptional value and impact for businesses worldwide. 

In closing, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our customers, partners, and the entire Kodiak Hub community for making 2023 a year of unprecedented success. Together, we look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that 2024 will undoubtedly bring. 

Here's to a year of continued growth, innovation, and strategic collaboration! 

Warm regards, 

Malin Schmidt 
Founder and CEO, Kodiak Hub

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