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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Sep 15, 2021
Ex-Wise employees raise $10m to build Europe’s answer to Robinhood Investors include early Monzo backer Eileen Burbidge and Wise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus Early Wise alumni Martin Sokk (L) and Mikhel Aamer (R) founded Lightyear in October 2020 Tom Harrison Wednesday September 15, 2021 8:30 am Two former employees of British fintech firm Wise have raised $10m to fund Europe’s answer to Robinhood, bringing on board an all-star cast of investors as their new company launches in the UK. Lightyear, which offers stock trading alongside multi-currency banking accounts, said it has closed its first seed funding round at $10m with investment from early Monzo backer Eileen Burbidge, venture capitalists Mosaic Ventures, and Wise chief technology officer Harsh Sinha. Wise...