The soundproof private space manufacturer and developer Framery has been awarded with the Internationalization Award of the President of the Republic of Finland. Kim Väisänen, Senior Partner of Takeoff Partners and an investor and the Chairman of the Board of Framery, becomes the first Finn to win the President's Internationalization Award both as entrepreneur and as Chairman. In 2012, Väisänen won the Award as the CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco.
Framery has grown its revenue from EUR 18 million to 40
million during this year, and in the Internationalization Awards it was
recognized as the newcomer company of the year. Framery is a pioneer in
manufacturing and developing soundproof private spaces that enable and
reinforce happiness in workplaces. The company was founded in 2010, and its global
customers include Microsoft, SAP, Deloitte and PwC.
Nail the product,
nail the focus
”Successful internationalization requires razor sharp focus;
shotgun style will not take you far. In Framery, we’ve managed to focus on the
essential things through active and often colorful dialogue between the Board
and acting management”, Kim Väisänen says.
“So focus is key, yet equally important is the product.
Framery’s products are the best in the world in their own category, which is
the secret to their success”, Väisänen summarizes.
Read more about the Internationalization Awards on Framery’s
Paying it forward
We recently published a blog post where Kim Väisänen discusses entrepreneurship, risk taking, and living through the successes and disappointments involved in running a startup.
Read more about Kim's thoughts under the topic So I made an exit - then what? How Kim Väisänen became a co-entrepreneur. You will also
find the Blancco story here.