A warm welcome to our new ambitionOne members
In December the ambitionOne community grew with 46 new members, of which 50% joined the exclusive LinkedIn group welcome:
Ruben Lentz – Concept developer | BLOC | Next generation development, Rotterdam Area, Netherlands
BLOC focuses on real-life problems and opportunities with a clear societal relevance. With an agile mindset we work on solutions for a world in transition. Not limited to a specific result, industry or domain – but mostly active in the interfaces between them – we strive for tangible outcome in abstract themes such as the circular economy, clean tech or smart societies. With a background in architecture, urban design and strategy I apply design thinking in a diverse set of projects, concepts and products. www.bloc.nl
Joost Bakker, Coolblue brand manager and owner BBQ design – Utrecht the Netherlands.Specialities: Branding, Design, Conceptual thinking, Social media marketing, Online advertising, E-commerce, Video production.
Joost’s design bakery developed the Coolblue Candy Rooms We always try to link the themes to something Coolblue does. For example, at the time we designed these rooms, we just started selling kitchen equipment and toys. “Naturally”, we came up with a ballpit and a spinning tea cup.
Dropbox Could Have One of 2017’s Most Interesting IPOs
The company became a valuable tech “unicorn” by offering free cloud storage to hundreds of millions of people. Can Dropbox find a way to last by cashing in on corporate users?
by Peter Burrows January 3, 2017 – MIT Technology review
Investors may be in for a pleasant surprise. According to people familiar with the company’s finances, sales are running at more than $750 million a year, up from around $400 million in 2014. That’s thanks in part to growing sales of Dropbox Business, a souped-up version of the free app that costs $150 per employee per year. The company has been cash-flow positive since early 2016, even as it has made heavy investments in engineering, sales, and IT infrastructure.
“This is a mature, very, very powerful software company,” says Brian Schreier, a partner with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, which was an early investor in the company.
That doesn’t mean Dropbox will live up to that heady $10 billion valuation, which even at the time was widely seen as a sign of a bubble about to burst. Even if annualized revenue hits $1 billion by the time Dropbox goes public, investors would still need to think the company is worth 10 times its current sales. These days, the average cloud software company trades at just 4.7 times revenue, according to Bessemer Venture Partners.
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COCA COLA / Rotterdam – Senior Manager National and Key Accounts (Superunie)
The Senior Manager National and Key Accounts Superunie is responsible for growing our business with the buying organization Superunie and two of its biggest members. You will lead large multidisciplinary customer teams including Category Development, Shopper Marketing, Field Sales and Supply Chain.
In this role, you will:
- Complete the yearly negotiations with Superunie headquarters
- Grow the business & build strong relationships with the Superunie members PLUS and Detailresult Groep
- Develop customer plans in line with the overall commercial strategies that will meet our customer targets
- Sell in of customer plans and subsequently negotiating customer agreements that align our investments and the execution of our plan