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Angel Investor (Individual)

Investments

75

Portfolio Exits

6

About Taavet Hinrikus

Taavet Hinrikus has an entrepreneurial mindset and likes things that are simple, reliable and cost no more than they should. As employee #1 at Skype, he remembers when all employees could fit around a kitchen table for meetings. During his tenure, he helped build that team into a company that delivers free long-distance calls to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. He has since helped various companies as an angel investor and advisor. At TransferWise, Taavet looks after marketing, product development, PR, and investor relations.

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Entrepreneur First Secures $158 Mn In Series C Funding

Dec 22, 2022

Entrepreneur First (EF), a scaleup investor in early-stage founder talent, has raised a $158m Series C funding round from a group of veteran technology founders, including Patrick and John Collison, Reid Hoffman, Taavet Hinrikus and Matt Mullenweg. Bucking the trend of mounting layoffs and diminishing venture capital volumes across the startup world, owing to fears of a looming recession, the host of successful entrepreneurs and founders are backing EF to unlock opportunities for a diverse set of new global founders. EF’s impressive global roster of backers includes , John and Patrick Collison (co-founders of Stripe), Taavet Hinrikus (co-founder of Wise), Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn), Matt Mullenweg (co-founder of Wordpress), Tom Blomfield (co-founder of Monzo and GoCardless), Nat Friedman (former CEO of Github), Sara Clemens (former COO of Twitch and Pandora), Matt Robinson (co-founder of Nested and GoCardless), Patrick O’Shaughnessy (Positive Sum), Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman (co-founders of Deepmind), Sten Tamkivi, Elad Gil and Lachy Groom. Founded in 2011 by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck in London, EF now employs 120 around the world. It operates as an early-stage investor, helping talented people find co-founders to partner with ahead of launching startups. “Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. The idea of taking strangers and helping them start robust and ambitious companies is no longer radical but essential to power the next stage of innovation,” said Matt Clifford, CEO and co-founder of Entrepreneur First. “The whole EF thesis is finding individuals who otherwise might not start companies and then trying to accelerate their journey to success,” he said. Share this article:

Taavet Hinrikus Investments

75 Investments

Taavet Hinrikus has made 75 investments. Their latest investment was in Arbonics as part of their Seed VC on September 9, 2022.

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Taavet Hinrikus Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/15/2022

Seed VC

Arbonics

$1.8M

Yes

2

7/14/2022

Series A

Lightyear

$25M

No

10

6/29/2022

Series C

Entrepreneur First

$158M

Yes

17

5/25/2022

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

4/6/2022

Angel

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$99M

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10

Date

9/15/2022

7/14/2022

6/29/2022

5/25/2022

4/6/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series A

Series C

Series A - II

Angel

Company

Arbonics

Lightyear

Entrepreneur First

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Amount

$1.8M

$25M

$158M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

10

17

10

10

Taavet Hinrikus Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Taavet Hinrikus has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Coinfloor on October 04, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/4/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

11/12/2020

Acq - Fin

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$99M

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10

6/18/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/14/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

8/10/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/4/2021

11/12/2020

6/18/2020

1/14/2020

8/10/2016

Exit

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

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