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On building a global company

Joris Van Der Gucht – Silverfin

Since launching in 2013 Silverfin has: secured Series-A funding, opened offices across Europe and forged partnerships with the likes of Deloitte. We sat down with Co-Founder and CEO, Joris Van Der Gucht, to find out how he's building the "Salesforce for financial data" (TechCrunch).

#b2b #saas #fintech

Videos

The benefits of bootstrapping

Joris Van Der Gucht – Silverfin

When and why did you decide to fundraise?

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A risk that paid off

Niall Barton – Wrisk

Tell us about one risk that paid off and one that didn't?

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On choosing crowdfunding

Niall Barton – Wrisk

Why did you choose crowdfunding?

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Moving into Insurtech

Niall Barton – Wrisk

What prompted your move into insurtech?

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MAY

Supercharging a global media startup

Julian Childs - Business Insider

"Business Insider is all about people and that's how we connect with our readers."

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APRIL

Why scaling really is ‘a people thing'

Joris Van Der Gucht - Silverfin

“We want to build a global company. It’s the only goal we have. We're in London because there's better access to (B2B SaaS/ specialist) talent here.”

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MARCH

Validate demand with crowdfunding

Niall Barton - Wrisk

"People say it’s 20% inspiration, 80% perspiration. You have to be out there to find the lucky breaks and opportunities."

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FEBRUARY

A worthy reason to leave Apple

Raph Crouan - SBC IOT

"I wanted to get back to the product getting to market, to see people enjoying and imagining the next big thing. So, I jumped."

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Blogs
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#RVoSu – Silverfin, Joris Van Der Gucht

"At first we did not have any plans to go international. The focus was on finding clients and securing sales. We got a lot of nos but we kept going and all of a sudden it took off."

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#RVoSu — SBC IoT, Raph Crouan

"I wanted to get back to the product getting to market, to see people enjoying and imagining the next big thing. So, I jumped."

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#RVoSu — Wrisk, Niall Barton

"I’ve been in the insurance sector for my whole career; I became tired of ghastly experiences customers were having and in the end, I thought it’s probably about time to do something about it."

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