Operation Blacksmith - Stronger than the Winter Storm

Mar 27, 2018

Sarah Beth Tyrey

It’s that time of year again for another round of Project Blacksmith! If you’ve been following Vainu, you may remember our Blacksmith Program from one of our previous blog posts. The purpose of the meetup is for internal development, as members from each Vainu office (New York, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, and Amsterdam) come together to share ideas and learn alongside each other. This particular Blacksmith took place in the Tech Hub that is Dublin, Ireland, and was truly unlike any other. While we were there, Dublin experienced a snowstorm that shut down the entire city! We heard from the locals that there hadn’t been a snowstorm like this in Ireland for at least the past 20 years.

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Topics: Recruiting

Vainu 2018 Kickoff in Lisbon and Fueling Another Major Growth Year

Mar 6, 2018

Fredric Carlsson

Last year, we asked ourselves: "What will happen if we gather 100 Vainu employees from five Vainu offices - Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam and New York - in one place for team-building activities, workshops, and meetings?” We decided to find out, and the answer to the question is: "a lot."

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5 Tips for Effectively Scaling an Inside Sales Team

Dec 14, 2017

Mikko Honkanen

Scaling has probably been one of the most rewarding – but also challenging – things I’ve had to do as the co-founder of Vainu. While the rush of bringing on ambitious new team members or opening offices in new countries never gets old, getting to the point where our organization had a process in place for how to scale has been, admittedly, a challenge at times.

Perhaps what is the most important thing to do — and what takes the most precision — is finding that right mix of the right people to help accelerate your company’s growth and carry your vision forward.

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Operation Blacksmith Part 4 - Unlocking value in Barcelona

Sep 20, 2017

Roosa-Maria Manninen

As you might remember from our blog previously, we have an internal development program called Blacksmith. The aim is to shape the talent we have at Vainu and benchmark the way we work with other companies.

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Operation Blacksmith – Part 3: A Course for Going International

Feb 22, 2017

Simon Ghebremikael

Our latest Blacksmith meetup has just come to an end. This time, eight people from different Vainu countries gathered at our newly opened office in New York.

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Topics: Recruiting

How I Landed a Position as a Sales Team Lead in Stockholm

Jan 10, 2017

Sebastian Lindström

Are you interested in a career in modern B2B sales? Sebastian Lindström, Sales Team Lead in our Stockholm office, describes his time with Vainu here and gives you many valuable tips for how you can also succeed in sales.

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