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Scaling a Tech Team From 200 - 400 In 2 Years with Juha Ristolainen

In the latest episode of The Live Series Podcast, Dave spoke to Juha Ristolainen who is the new CTO of Upvest!

Upvest are a Berlin based FinTech that enables platforms to offer digital securities to investors. Juha has a wealth of experience spanning 20 years in technology, starting out as a software engineer back in Helsinki and then progressing his career through to a CTO. Over the past few years, he was the CTO of fintech giant Transferwise for Business where he was instrumental in scaling their engineering team from 200 to over 400 in 2 years!

In this episode, the pair discussed the following topics:

  • How he started his love for coding by tweaking the values and screens on his commodore 64 as a kid

  • How networking and seeking advice from people in the industry helps in your development as a leader

  • Focus on the product rather than just the code

  • How he scaled a technology department from 200-400+ people in 2 years!

  • Empowering your engineers to take ownership of their own research and work

  • What the future of working looks like for people in technology

  • What you should do as a leader when being onboarded remotely

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