From Reserve Officer School to business life
Lamia's founders Lauri Järvenpää and Henri Halmelahti became friends in Reserve Officer School. They didn't have a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve in their future careers but were both mutually talented in the field of technology. Hence, they decided to start a company together. From the beginning it was clear that there are many companies in Finland that are left behind in the digital transformation and are in need of serious help.
"It was pretty cool to hire our first employee, as at some point we thought that's something we can never afford. It feels crazy that now we have forty-something employees, let alone where we'll be in a year's time", Järvenpää grins.
Not a startup cliché but self-sufficient growth
Lamia has never wanted to be a stereotype of a startup, in which there are more empty visions than actual business happening. Lamia started its journey with 2500 euros and has grown self-sufficiently during the past five years and is now at 4 million euros in revenue.