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Taavet is Cofounder & Chairman of TransferWise, a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and Borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send £2bn every month using the platform, and it’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, starting as its first-ever employee. One of the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers, Taavet has acted as adviser to the former Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda. He’s also a mentor and angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Zego, Veriff, Sunrise, Improbable and Cleo. Taavet is a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.