Investing in Estonia’s Breakout Talent with Sten Tamkivi

We’ve been investing in Estonia’s breakout talent for close to a decade and were one of the first funds to come to the region, uncovering exceptional founders and investing in the likes of TransferWise, Grabcad, Teleport, Monese, Erply and Nevercode, among others many others.

We were super excited to be back in the region last month for a fireside chat with Sten Tamkivi recorded live from Lift99 in Tallinn. Sten is the Founder of Seedcamp-backed company, Teleport, which was acquired by Topia in 2017, and where he currently serves as CPO. Sten’s illustrious history also includes stints as an EIR at a16z, GM at Skype and as an advisor to the Estonian president.

Tune in to hear Sten and Carlos discussing the talent-pool breaking out of Estonia, the ways founders can tailor their narratives to European versus US investors, as well as Sten’s incredible entrepreneurial journey including how his days at Skype prompted him to found Teleport and ask himself the question: ‘How can one make every single government compete for every single citizen in the world?’

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