I’ve been following cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) vendor Vend since its inception half a dozen years ago. Actually, I’ve been following the company since before its inception. Prior to starting Vend, founder Vaughan Rowsell rode his bicycle from one end of New Zealand to the other. En route he stayed a night at my place and we discussed the opportunity for putting POS in the cloud.

Rather than just talking about it, Rowsell went on to found a company, get backing from some big names early on, and raise venture capital from, among others, Point Nine Capital, the Berlin-based VC fund that has backed other SaaS success stories including Zendesk, FreeAgent and ChartMogul.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.