Jaan works on the overall strategy for ASI, on top of researching and reviewing potential portfolio companies.
He is considered to be one of the foremost experts on P2P technologies, and together with Ahti and Priit worked out the core elements for Kazaa and Skype. He continues to be involved with Skype, where he's one of the lead system architects.
Jaan has been known to sketch potential solutions for teleportation on napkins. Voracious reading and home life make up the rest of his pastimes.
Jaan holds a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Tartu.
Currently he serves as CTO of MetaMed Research LLC, and also a co-founder of the Cambridge Project of Existential Risk.
|Oct, 2016||Undo||$3.3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2016||Funderbeam||$2.6M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2016||Instavest||$1.7M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2016||LogDNA||$1.3M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2016||Play Piper||$2.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2015||Homeshift||$575k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2015||AlphaSheets||$3.27M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2015||Lingvist||$8M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2015||Fleep||€800k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2015||Funderbeam||€500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2015||Nightingale||$660k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2015||Plumbr||$700k / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2014||Swap.com (Netcycler Inc.)||$4M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2014||Digital sputnik||$540k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2014||Teleport||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2014||BetterDoctor||$10M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||Dextro||$1.71M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Undo||$1.25M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Lingvist||€1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Fleep||€360k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||Fleep||€260k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2013||Lingvist||$70k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||Experiment||$1.23M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Oct 12, 2016||TechCrunch - Estonia’s Funderbeam is building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups|
|May 10, 2016||Business Insider Australia - We talked to the father and son VC team who are launching a new fund to back European tech startups|
|May 10, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - We talked to the father-and-son VC team who are launching a new fund to back European tech startups|
|Feb 10, 2016||EU Startups - Karma Ventures announces launch of a €40 Million fund to invest in seed and Series A rounds of European startups|
|Feb 10, 2016||PE HUB - Karma Ventures collects about $45 mln for initial fund|
|Feb 10, 2016||Arctic Startup - ASI Spins Off VC Unit|
|Dec 4, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - Cambridge University is opening a £10 million centre to study the impact of AI on humanity|
|Dec 4, 2015||Business Insider Australia - Cambridge University is opening a £10 million centre to study the impact of AI on humanity|