The Tradeshift story

So three Danes walk into a garage...

It began with a dream.

In 2005, entrepreneurs Christian, Mikkel and Gert had a vision: to connect every business in the world. So when the Danish National IT & Telecom Agency asked them to create an e-invoice network, they saw an opportunity to create something bigger.

First, they built EasyTrade, the world’s first open-source trade platform.* (Did they blow a few minds and break some rules along the way? You bet they did.)

Then, the trio got to work again. This time, to realize their vision of an open business platform for the whole world, not just Europe. A platform that would transform the way businesses work together. From broken to efficient; from complicated to simple; from archaic to modern.

And so, Tradeshift was born.

*95% of Danish businesses still use it today.

Bigger team.
Same vision.

Tradeshift has grown to over 800 people with offices in 13 countries, but our focus hasn’t wavered. We believe that nothing connects a fragmented world like commerce. We digitize and connect everything that happens between a buyer and a seller, anywhere in the world.

We help businesses:
  • Connect with all their suppliers digitally
  • Remove paper and manual processes across procure-to-pay
  • Seize early payment discounts to save money
  • Buy what they need faster and manage supplier risk

We're going to need a bigger shelf.

Forbes Fintech 50 of 2019
2019 Treasury Management International Treasury4Good Award
for Best CSR/ESG Technology Solution in recognition of partnership with FRDM
CB Insights, The Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Startups of 2018
Tradeshift and HSBC win the Trade Finance Award 2018
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites 2018
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year US Award - 2017
2017 Finalist – NorCal Program
Tech Tour Growth 50
"Among Europe’s fastest growing pre-exit high-tech companies"
The Top 100 Cloud-based
"Enterprise Software Startups of 2015"
The Circulars' 2015
Digital Disruptor Award
"One of the Healthiest Companies to Work For in America 2014"
Best Business Start-up 2010
TechCrunch Europe
Sustania Top 100 - 2015
We're part of this year's sustainable #100solutions
Tech World - 2016
Best Innovation in the Public Sector
Fortune - 2016
50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to work for

Meet our board.

Christian Lanng
CEO Tradeshift
Noriaki Okubo
Managing Director at Scentan Ventures
Stephen Chandler
Managing Partner at Notion Capital
Ian Swycher
Anzen Private Equity
Edward Shenderovich
Founding Partner at Kite Ventures
Mikkel Hippe Brun
Co-Founder & SVP of APAC

Meet our investors.