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Ville Houttu

March 20, 20241 min read
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Ville Houttu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Privv, a project management tool for higher education and K-12 schools. Over the past decade, Ville has scaled a European software company to 350 employees and led it to a successful public listing on Nasdaq. 

Ville emphasizes the mindset shift from startup to scale-up, stresses peer groups for support, aims for a solid product-market fit before seeking funding, and underscores the significance of early investor relationships and lean operations.

Ville addresses the challenge of managing school construction projects that sparked the creation of Priv. He emphasizes achieving product-market fit, handling funding and staffing challenges, and building early investor relationships. Ville highlights the importance of peer networks for support and market understanding for success.

Ville gives a shoutout to Michele Jewettfrom Orange County, Scott Reeves from the Bay Area, and Troy Rice from Arizona because they have been instrumental in providing support and guidance throughout his entrepreneurial journey.

Ways to connect with Ville Houttu:

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