Cofounder, TransferWise

Prior to cofounding peer-to-peer money transfer business TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008. He had started as the firm’s first-ever employee. At TransferWise, he looks after marketing and product development. In addition, Hinrikus also helps the startup community as an advisor and angel investor. His investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Betaworks, Sunrise and Mapillary, among others. This will be Hinrikus’ second appearance at WIRED Money, having spoken at the inaugural event in 2013.

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