Michael Grupp, Founder and CEO of Byter, the no-code automation platform shares his hopes, fears and desires for this new decade.
As a lawyer I was scared of the future and sold the status quo. Now as a tech entrepreneur I’m living in status quo and selling the future
We want Bryter to become the de facto file standard for lawyers around the world
My greatest wish is for Europe to realise that the future can happen here. But to do that we need more tech in our blood.
This is the third in a series of 15 episodes in which we asked Notion team members and our portfolio founders to answer four questions in the context of this new decade, describing their challenge in terms of going to the moon:-
What is your ambition for the coming decade?
What do you consider your biggest challenges?
What is success?
What is your greatest wish for the European tech ecosystem?
Who are you?
I am the founder of Bryter. I started off as a lawyer and ended up as a tech entrepreneur. Lawyers are afraid of the future, and trying to sell the status quo; as a founder, I’m living with the status quo, but selling the future.
What is your biggest ambition for this coming decade?
We sell software to lawyers that helps them build software without coding, so they can use that solutions to sell to their clients. So my biggest ambition would be to see how in that next ten years is that Bryter emerges as one of the de facto file types people use as a go-to-tool for lawyers, like Autocad for Architects. That’s our ambition.
So, in ten years you engage with a law firm, and you don’t print off a PDF, but you have some kind of interface maybe Google Glass or Amazon Echo and you interact with a solution that is built on Bryter.
What is the biggest challenge to achieving that vision?
We are building the software out of Europe, with language barriers and fragmented markets and “tech is not in our blood.” So our biggest challenge? To build a global company out of Europe fast.
What is your definition of success?
Success is looking back and being astonished at what you have achieved.
What is your biggest wish for the European tech ecosystem in the next decade?
Europe needs more tech and tech-infused money into it’s blood. We must stop thinking the future is happening elsewhere and not in Europe.