Being Authentic in Business with Krzysztof Zdanowski | C-Suite HotSeat E14

Episode 14 November 03, 2021 00:11:26
Being Authentic in Business with Krzysztof Zdanowski | C-Suite HotSeat E14
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Being Authentic in Business with Krzysztof Zdanowski | C-Suite HotSeat E14
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Krzysztof Zdanowski is an entrepreneur. He grew up in a Polish-Canadian family, studied and graduated from the Tischner European University in Poland and the European University of Rome in Italy. In 2009 he built his first business – now, with annual revenue exceeding USD 25m, one of the top 100 largest multilingual data management providers in the world. As CEO of Summa Linguae Technologies, he has developed a unique business model based on a combination of organic growth and M&A strategy. He took the company public (SUL, Warsaw Stock Exchange), raised multiple angel and PE equity and debt rounds (USD 30m+) and managed a number of mergers and acquisitions (Poland, India, Romania, Scandinavia, USA and Canada). Krzysztof is fascinated by processes of innovation in cultural and business environments. He has invested and advised in 30+ equity/debt projects. Krzysztof frequently keynotes conferences and has been a mentor, panelist and speaker at 100+ events. Essentially, Krzysztof is an entrepreneur, investor and a licensed airplane pilot. He is also an active long-distance runner. Learn more about the show and sign up for the mailing list on: https://www.nimdzi.com/c-suite-hotseat/ Head to https://www.nimdzi.com/ for cutting-edge market research and consulting in the language industry. Visit https://multilingual.com to catch up with the latest news of the language industry. Hosts: Inge Boonen, VP of Consulting, Nimdzi Insights Inge is dedicated to providing localization, globalization, and multicultural insights to enterprise companies and language service providers. Gabriel Karandyšovský, Chief Operations Officer, Nimdzi Insights Gabriel specializes in localization, creative writing, business development & project management. He helps clients along the way to international market expansion one research or data-supported step at a time. This show is made possible thanks to a collaboration between MulitLingual Media and Nimdzi Insights. Oscar Betancourt - Video Director and Producer Evelyn Najarian - Communications & Marketing, MultiLingual Isabel Romero-Ruiz - Communications & Marketing, Nimdzi Insights Nika Allahverdi - Product Antonella Tiezzi - Design 00:00 Krzysztof Zdanowski 00:43 What does your company do? 01:04 Your dream career as a kid 01:51 3 destinations you'd like to visit 02:53 How do you like to spend your free time? 03:21 What inspired you to start your own company? 04:07 First Breakthrough 05:15 3 things that you spend your time on 07:02 Your biggest failure 08:24 What is success? 08:42 How to motivate your team? 10:03 Advice for entrepreneurs

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