Once a month, our partner and co-Chair of SEV’s Innovation Committee, Marco Veremis hosts innovative Greeks, who excel by achieving increasingly higher goals. His guests unfold their stories and share with us their exciting journey, experiences gathered along the way, but also their recipe for success.

In this first episode of Innovative Greeks Talks, Marco Veremis interviews Spyros Magiatis and Nikos Moraitakis, co-founders of Workable, about how two successful executives of a Greek scaleup became themselves, global entrepreneurs.

The two co-founders, back in 2012, when they were UpStream executives, decided to start their own technology company Workable. Having understood the global competition in e-recruiting services, they created something special with the blessings of Marco Veremis, who was their former boss and also acted as an angel investor. What followed proves how technology and the “new digital order of things” allow everyone who works hard, who is insightful, and who adapts to constant change to achieve their business dream.

Spyros and Nikos refer to a critical point in their company’s path to success, which is not very well known. After two years in operation and one day before the 2015 referendum on staying in the euro, they rejected a 100 million acquisition offer. Watch the discussion below and discover how and why they were vindicated against what seemed absurd in those hours.

S. Magiatis and N. Moraitakis, WORKABLE: How two successful executives became global entrepreneurs