Dream Broker recognised as one of the largest ICT companies in Finland in 2021 by IT publication Tivi
Dream Broker has been featured in the Top 250 ICT companies list in Finland this year. The Tivi Top 250 list is released every year and outlines the top performing ICT companies in Finland. Making it onto the list at number 236 as a private, independent company is a great, and rare achievement of which Dream Broker is proud. This is because the majority of companies in the list are subsidiaries or local branches of global ICT giants, publicly listed international companies, or one of many growth companies that have significant backing from venture capital funds. The list is the work of the authoritative IT and technology magazine in Finland, Tivi.
Exceeding the 10 million Euro revenue milestone in 2020 only encouraged Dream Broker to continue to invest in their people and company more. Attracting more talent to all six countries where the company operates today, Dream Broker are also continuously expanding its operations to new countries. By the year 2025, the company expects to expand its operations to a global level including all corners and continents. The continued long-term growth is a good indicator that they are well on their way in becoming a truly market-leading online video software powerhouse, that has the capacity to serve all the needs and use cases of its customers.
“Building, growing and expanding a company from scratch is anything but easy. So it is no mystery why entrepreneurs are willing to welcome funding from private venture capitalists, other investors, or selling part of their ownership to external parties such as strategic buyers or competitors. It is certainly a good option for some, but we are proud to prove that it is not the only option,” says Dream Broker CEO, Mika Ahokas.
In today’s world of hundred-million Euro investment slush funds, growing an independent company beyond the basement or garage, let alone to achieve international recognition as an industry leader, could be considered highly unlikely at best. Yet, Dream Broker has grown to its current size without the aid of big investment Euros, reinvesting its revenue directly into the people, the products and development.
“It is important for the Finnish and European economies that companies with alternative financial models exist. Diversity in this way is critical for building a strong future, in the same way that a diverse workforce is key for building a strong company.”
Make no mistake, Dream Broker is on the radar of many investors, but Ahokas and his company have been confidently moving from strength to strength since day one. With scores of brilliant employees at his side, he sees no reason why Dream Broker can’t continue its impressive growth and become one of the big players, competing with other software giants on the global scale. Dream Broker’s vision and dream is to disrupt the long history of U.S. based companies dominating the world stage, by leading the way for more European companies to compete at the same level.
One of the key challenges and concerns facing the European political landscape has been to secure the EU’s interests, and avoid it becoming a second-tier economy. This can only be achieved by cultivating companies like Dream Broker, and championing the innovative spirit of European businesses. That is why Dream Broker and its people believe that it is vital for Finland and Europe to lead by example, proving that independent companies operated in the style of a family business, can survive. But more than that, they can achieve great success, and even become the benchmark of their industry.
“I want this company to continue to grow as a result of the people within our offices. Without the major external investor money, we know that the people who want to work with us are genuine believers in our vision, and who honestly want to be a part of our exceptional journey,”
“An independent company requires strong ambition, passion and heart from all of its employees, and I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our people because I know that they have all been integral to our ongoing and continued success”.
Ahokas is quick to highlight the family culture he has fostered and develops at Dream Broker, believing that the new era of collaborative, agile and dynamic business management can, and should apply to software companies. All of the owners of the company have started as employees, exemplifying the CEO’s desire to cultivate a genuine team spirit and family attitude. He hopes his efforts, and those of his employees might inspire others.
“Everybody knows that the people are the most important asset of any company. This is one of the reasons why I personally interview every employee who joins our team. My door is open, and I look forward to meeting all our new talent,” says Mika Ahokas, CEO.
Open positions can be found from the Dream Broker website: https://dreambroker.com/careers/
CEO, Mika Ahokas, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 583 7782, firstname.lastname@example.org
PR & Communications: Alexandra Taimitarha, Dream Broker Ltd, Tel. +358 40 410 8188, email@example.com