Taavet Hinrikus

CEO & Founder at TransferWise

Mr. Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Launched in 2011, people now use TransferWise to transfer over £500m around the world every month, saving themselves £22million. The company has the backing of investors such as Sir Richard Branson, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Before setting up TransferWise, Mr. Taavet was Director of Strategy at Skype until 2008 having joined the company as the first employee, helping take the idea from an idea on the back of a napkin to a multi-million user business. Mr. Taavet is one of the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneers and also digital adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia. He is also a mentor and angel investor.