The Procurify Story

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In The Beginning

The commute from Abbotsford to Vancouver was too much. On a good day, Aman Mann, co-founder and chief executive officer of Procurify, would spend two hours behind the wheel. On a bad day: three, maybe more.

But he couldn’t avoid the traffic. A condition of attending Growlab, an intensive Vancouver-based startup accelerator in which Procurify was a part in 2012-2013, is to attend every session and every meeting the accelerator schedules.

So Aman¬†packed his clothes and moved into the company’s 500-square-foot Burnaby office.

He slept on the floor, and showered at a nearby fitness club. Luckily, he had a roommate – a small mouse also lived in the office. Kenneth Loi and Eugene Dong, Procurify’s two other co-founders, joked Aman had made a new “little friend.”

“It was crazy. I had wisdom tooth trouble at the time, but I didn’t have the money to pay for it. So, I scraped together $100 and found a random dentist that would pull it out. But the experience was momentum for the company.”

Despite the less-than-glamorous trappings, Procurify had come a long way in a short time. Less than two years prior, the company was based in Dong’s bedroom. The team had attended a single trade show, knocked on doors and cold called to no avail.

The goal remained clear: Develop a company that overhauled and subsequently solved the outdated procurement and purchasing processes that plagued the enterprise space.

Every business has its own unique story. Procurify is no exception. Ours is a story of dedication, struggle, and exploration. Check out our full story in this downloadable PDF. For more information about press please contact us.

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Sean Kolenko

As a former award-winning journalist, Sean Kolenko covered natural resources and energy throughout B.C. He holds a Masters degree in Journalism from Carleton University and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from York University. When not behind the keyboard, Sean can found at the record store spending money he shouldn't be.

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