Cover Story -- The Best Entrepreneurs
DENIS PAYRE AND BERNARD LIAUTAUD
DENIS PAYRE and BERNARD LIAUTAUD, both 33, are two French entrepreneurs every American venture capitalist would be glad to have discovered. Their Paris-based software company, Business Objects, is No.1 in the fast-growing decision-tools market. It "IPO'd" at 17 1/2 in 1994 and hit a 52-week high of 54 in 1995. Sales and profits boomed with the launch of a sizzling second generation of products.