I started Officine because I saw an overlooked market opportunity, the lack of specialised IT platforms and skills to manage credit. Today, the company is a one-stop credit management solution that increases our clients’ liquidity by simplifying the reconciliation and recovery process. We then identify investors interested in buying the credit.
As for policies that would increase European enterprise: the keys are simplification and reduction of red tape; lower corporate tax rates and employee contributions for the first 3 to 5 years of a start up’s life; and better value borrowing through government guarantees.
“Entrepreneurs are important to society because they introduce innovation in products and processes, create wealth and employment and improve the balance of trade.”
Hero(es): Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Start up capital: Family and associates
Growth rate p.a: 68%
Can you code? No
Education / Training: Legal and banking
Product / Service: Financial services software