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AVP Thought Leaders' Talk - Kim Väisänen

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AVP is super excited to welcome more than dozen awards and prizes received serial entrepreneur and start-up investor, co-founder of Blancco and the judge of Finnish Shark Tank (Leijonan luola), Finlands\' \"Mister Wonderful\" Kim Väisänen as our next TLT speaker!

Kim has successfully built the world’s leading data erasure software company Blancco as a co-founder and CEO since 1997. During his Blancco career the company captured a market leader’s position in all its major markets. Blancco was acquired by the UK-based Regenersis PLC in 2014 for a price of €60M. When Väisänen retired from Blancco in 2015, the company had more than 150 employees working in its offices in Europe, Asia, Americas and Australia.

How is this possible? What are the key takeaways on starting a company and finally making a successful exit? Why so few companies manage to do that? What are the top advices for startups from investment point of view?

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