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Taavet Hinrikus

TransferWise
Co-Founder & CEO
Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and chairman of TransferWise, new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It makes sending money overseas up to 8 times cheaper than using a bank. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. One of the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers, Taavet is a part of the The European Commission’s 15 member High Level Group of Innovators that advise the Commission on how to to better boost innovation in the European Union. Taavet is also a mentor and angel investor. His investments include Tweetdeck, Taxify, Carta, Pipedrive, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Improbable and Mapillary.