Primary Role
Co-Founder @ TransferWise
Investments
7 Investments in 5 Companies
Location:
London

Person Details

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Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder of TransferWise, the international money transfer platform. The business allows regular people to access the real mid-market exchange rate by cutting out traditional banking fees altogether. It charges only a tiny, totally transparent service charge.

In the two years since it launched, the business has transferred over £1bn worth of customer money and has attracted $33m from investors such as Richard Branson, Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, co-founders of PayPal.

Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype's director of strategy until 2008, starting as the firm's first-ever employee. He also helps the startup community as an advisor and angel investor. His investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Betaworks, Farmeron and Teleportd among others.

At TransferWise, Taavet looks after marketing and product development.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taavet (@taavet) LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/taavethinrikus/

Experience (2)

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Investments (7)

  • Coinfloor
    UK bitcoin exchange based in the City of London, that enables verified users to buy and sell bitcoin on an open trading floor.
    Jun 6, 2014 - Invested in £200k Round with 2 others
  • Farmeron
    A cloud-based dairy herd & farm business management software - allowing producers across the world to become the very best.
    May 23, 2014 - Invested in $2.7M Seed Round with 10 others
  • Pipedrive
    Pipedrive is a simple but powerful sales pipeline software.
    Sep 18, 2013 - Invested in $2.4M Seed Round with 6 others
  • Coinfloor
    UK bitcoin exchange based in the City of London, that enables verified users to buy and sell bitcoin on an open trading floor.
    Sep 8, 2013 - Invested in £100k Seed Round with 1 other
  • Frontback
    Frontback is a company producing an app for creating composite images from the front and rear cameras of iPhone handsets.
    Jun 12, 2012 - Invested in $910k Seed Round with 8 others
  • Farmeron
    A cloud-based dairy herd & farm business management software - allowing producers across the world to become the very best.
    May 10, 2012 - Invested in $1.4M Seed Round with 10 others
  • TweetDeck
    TweetDeck is a Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing and engagement on web and mobile devices.
    Jan 1, 2009 - Invested in $300k Seed Round with 7 others