- RFPIO was founded by Ganesh Shankar, AJ Sunder, and Sankar Lagudu.
- The startup is the market leader in response management software.
- RFPIO develops technology that advances the B2B purchase lifecycle and accelerates growth by making knowledge accessible and collaboration simple.
What is RFPIO?
Founded in response to issues found gathering information and compiling responses for requests for proposals (RFPs) and being unable to find a suitable automation solution, RFPIO develops technology that advances the B2B purchase lifecycle and accelerates growth by making knowledge accessible and collaboration simple.
RFPIO is the market leader in response management software, trusted by some of the world’s smartest companies to support RFP and security questionnaire response, create and manage sales proposals, and resolve inefficiencies rooted in decentralised and inaccessible content and knowledge. RFPIO provides a software-as-a-service solution on a subscription basis for the sales tech stacks of growing organisations of all sizes including Google, Adobe, Atlassian, Microsoft, Tenable, Zoom Video and others.
Who Founded RFPIO?
RFPIO was founded by Ganesh Shankar, AJ Sunder, and Sankar Lagudu. Find out a little more about each of the founders below:
Ganesh Shankar, Chief Executive Officer
A highly experienced product manager, Ganesh Shankar has successfully led product development and software implementations for Fortune 500 enterprises as a product manager. It was then, surrounded by an outdated approach to responding to RFP responses, that he pursued his dream to create proposal management software that would make a positive impact on the industry. Ganesh has a strong background in product management, and today leverages that experience to drive excellence for the employees and customers of RFPIO.
AJ Sunder, Chief Product Officer & Chief Information Officer
An expert information security analyst, AJ Sunder has successfully implemented quality assurance and security programs at IT and Aerospace enterprises. Having been called to assist with RFPs as a technical SME numerous times, he understood the need for a collaborative solution and set out to build a world-class application with RFPIO.
Sankar Lagudu, Chief Operating Officer
An IT professional with over 20 years of experience, Sankar Lagudu has led cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products and cost-effective solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises. Sankar’s first-hand RFP experience with outdated solutions prompted him to create an industry game-changer…RFPIO.
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What Makes the Startup Stand Out?
RFPIO has broken through the MarTech crowd for sales proposal solutions and assumed control of the market opportunity, with no other brands currently mounting a significant challenge. More than merely Request For Proposal (RFP) software, RFPIO is creating and defining the “response management” category, helping companies to leverage the consistent, comprehensive and constantly-updated library of institutional knowledge for any type of response an organisation needs to make – serving as a company’s single source of truth for unified messaging about products, solutions and more.
The most advanced response management software on the market, RFPIO is the industry’s first AI-enabled solution, trusted by some of the world’s smartest companies to support knowledge sharing, collaboration, and the digital transformation of their response processes. RFPIO provides the SaaS solution on a subscription basis for 250,000 users, including Google, Adobe, Atlassian, Microsoft, Tenable, Zoom Video and others. The software’s robust and bi-directional integrations, along with an open API, allow teams to digitally transform response management processes. Users are able to respond to more RFPs, which creates more efficiency and more revenue.
RFPIO exceeds other solutions by providing simplified collaboration, accelerated growth, a single source of truth for accessible knowledge, and actionable data insights. The technology frees up time for proposal managers, CS managers, sales teams, marketing teams, and subject matter experts (SME) to invest in more strategic and creative ROI-driven work by empowering teams to respond to anything with confidence – including RFPs, RFIs, security questionnaires, DDQs, bids, and tenders – by automating answers to common questions. Teams can connect their people and improve content quality and accessibility — enabling collaboration without boundaries.
What Services Does RFPIO Offer?
RFPIO’s services allow businesses to:
- Respond to proposals more quickly and efficiently with AI-enabled software
- Answer security questions more efficiently, and keep responses up to date
- Personalise proactive proposals that help make a lasting first impression
RFPIO® LookUp allows anyone at a company to access the information they need to complete a job, without having to jump through hoops to do so, all in a safe and secure way.