Hellooo! I am writing this newsletter on the plane back to my home in Austin after being at Disrupt in San Francisco this week. It was my first IRL Disrupt, and even though I am on the team and was aware of all the planning and preparation behind the scenes, I was still blown away by how incredibly professional and well done it was. We had about 10,000 attendees, tons of great panels and speakers, engaged audiences and the super exciting Battlefield competition, among other things.

But I am tired, so be warned this newsletter may be a bit abbreviated. 🙂

Then on Wednesday, I moderated a panel titled “How to compete without losing your mind and runway.” Ramp CEO Eric Glyman and Airbase founder Thejo Kote were good sports and joined the amazing Ruth Foxe Blader of Anthemis to talk about what it’s like competing in this current environment. Despite being competitors in the spend management space, Eric and Thejo kept it chill and no fights broke out onstage. Meanwhile, Ruth shared some insight from the investor side. I’ll have a story with more details about what they discussed that will publish sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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Well, I had a wonderful time at Disrupt meeting my wonderful colleagues (we genuinely respect and like each other!) and so many of you. Already looking forward to next year. Oh, and a heads-up that I’ll be out all of next week, taking a much needed break, so you won’t be getting the Interchange in your inbox on October 30. But I’ll be back the following week! That’s it for this week. See you again in two weeks! Until then, take good care. — xoxoxo, Mary Ann

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