Founder and CEO João Barros on Veniam's early days, being an “accidental entrepreneur,” and the challenges going forward

Veniam Founder and CEO João Barros (source: Veniam)

A Q&A with the Veniam founder and CEO

On how Veniam startedThe specific point in time at which we decided to start the company, and where I basically left academia, had a bit to do with the situation in Portugal then. 
The financial crisis had hit our country hard, and I remember inviting my research group (of about 20) at the time for Christmas dinner and everyone was very depressed and thinking about leaving the country – because economically, things were looking so bad. 
And I thought, I need to do something. So, I told them, 2012 is going to be the year where we’ll take the amazing technology that you’ve been d...

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