Prior to the “Start-up Stories: Round 3” organised by the Paperjam Club and the Lhoft and sponsored by Bil on Tuesday 17 September at the House of Startups, one of the start-uppers, Guillaume Vieira (Smart Oversight), shares his entrepreneur vision.
Please introduce yourself, and tell us a little bit about your start-up.
Guillaume Vieira. – “My name is Guillaume, I am one of the co-founders of Smart Oversight. The idea of our start-up came from my experience in Big Four: I realised that many SME financial players did not find anti-money laundering tools adapted to their needs and that solution publishers were focusing on the international banking and insurance market. That is why we decided to launch Smart Oversight with Paul Cayon, my co-founder.
« YOU HAVE TO SHARE THE SAME VALUES AS YOUR PARTNERS IF YOU WANT TO MOVE SERENELY FORWARD IN A PROJECT. » - Guillaume Vieira
From idea to implementation, there is only one step… and yet. What triggered your entrepreneurial journey?
“Paul and I have known each other for 20 years, we were both convinced that the technology was mature to provide the market with a great solution. All that was needed was to find a deal. I’ve been looking at the local market and we’ve had very positive feedback on our POC with early adopters who have helped us a lot to calibrate the solution. With these early adopters, we were confident enough to continue the project.
What are the qualities needed to launch a start-up?
“Motivation and resilience are key qualities but, first and foremost, you have to share the same values as your partners if you want to move serenely forward in a project.”
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