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Taavet Hinrikus

Based internationally Taavet helps ASI and portfolio companies in business development and strategy issues. He has represented ASI’s interests on the boards of, Oskando and Mendeley.

Taavet was one of the first 10 employees at Skype, working together with Ahti, Jaan, Priit and Toivo on software development prior to launch. He has been involved in almost every facet of the business related to emerging technologies and business opportunities.

When he’s not immersed in technology, he enjoys traveling, photography and sports, especially adventure racing, snowboarding and kite-surfing.

Taavet dropped out of CS studies at Tallinn University of Technology. Later he received a MBA from INSEAD.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Pipedrive 9/2013Seed$2.4M7
Frontback 6/2012Seed$910k9
Farmeron 5/2012Seed$1.4M8
TweetDeck 1/2009Seed$300k8



  1. Deal Closed — Pipedrive Raises Further $2.4M For Its CRM SaaS ( [edit]
  2. Would-Be ‘Instagram for Publishing’ CheckThis Raises $910K From Lerer Ventures and Others ( [edit]
  3. Farmeron raises $1.4M to bring cloud services to farmers ( [edit]
  4. Twitter Me This: TweetDeck Secures Angel Funding ( [edit]
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