Sten Tamkivi

Sten founded the first digital media agency in Estonia at the age of 18 and has stayed on the forefront of local internet, user experience design and software development scene ever since. Ten years of technology entrepreneurship later he joined some friends working on an internet calling project in early 2005. Over half a billion users later he claims Skype to be one of those rare places where “still here” means moving really fast.

He values a tolerant, open and creative society, speaks up for entrepreneurship, supports the startup movement, occasionally invests, pushes for better tech education and advises President Ilves of Estonia on these topics too. Sten holds a number of management and advisory board seats, including with Seedcamp, Ambient Sound Investments Private Equity, Estonian IT and Telecommunication Association, policy research think tank PRAXIS, and Tallinn University.