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European Founders at Work

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Bernard LiautaudBusiness Objects

Business Objects, a French enterprise software company, was founded in 1990 by Bernard Liautaud and acquired by SAP AG in 2007 for $6.8 billion. Bernard was the CEO and Chairman of Business Objects from 1990 until 2005, leading the company from zero to a multi billion dollar valuation. In 1994, Business Objects became the first French company to go public on NASDAQ.

Today, Bernard remains an SAP Board member and is a partner at Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm with $1.9 billion assets under management. The firm has invested in some of Europe's most successful technology companies including, ...

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