Taavet Hinrikus

Taavet Hinrikus, Transferwise, Wise, Skype

Entrepreneur & Investor

Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and Chairman of Wise (formerly TransferWise), a global technology company facilitating international payments and money transfers. Previously, he was Skype’s Director of Strategy until 2008. Hinrikus is also an active investor with more than 100 technology investments.

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DLD Munich panel discussion with Gabi Zedlmayer, Taavet Hinrikus and Karin Künnapas about changing education for the digital age

Changing Education

Are schools and universities keeping up with the times? Or do they need to be reinvented? If so, how? These are the core topics of this DLD Munich conversation between Gabi Zedlmayer (University of the People), Karin Künnapas (kood/Jõhvi) and investor Taavet Hinrikus. “The world is changing at a speed that we can’t comprehend”, Zedlmayer…
Taavet Hinrikus, Ina Fried, startups, Europe, USA, discussion, video

Europe Steps Up

How does Europe’s startup landscape differ from those in Asia and the U.S.? Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder and chairman of TransferWise, offers a unique perspective in this conversation with Ina Fried of Axios. Hinrikus has a long history of launching entrepreneurial ventures in Europe. Prior to founding TransferWise in 2011, he was part of the team…


Taavet Hinrikus (Transferwise) and Matthias Ljungman (Atomico) in conversation with Ann Mettler (European Political Strategy Centre)

Are We Out of the Woods?

Europe’s leadership in creating advancements for our society has faded away in the last years. The U.S. and China are way ahead of us in using the grand opportunities that arise with the Internet and digital technologies and tend to use our continent as their incubator for innovation. The probability that Europe may grow the…
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