ESTONIA: The inside story of building a digital nation.
Year 2018: Records for the Estonian startup sector & support of the ecosystem
While Britain frets over Brexit, other countries are rebooting their public realm. We talked to the two chief architects of the world’s most advanced digital nation, Estonia. By Charles Orton-Jones Some facts about Estonia. At the last election, 44 per cent of ballots were cast online. Voters are able to vote on their PC or […]
How Estonia became one of the world’s most advanced digital societies?
The last few years have shown that the Estonian startup ecosystem is becoming more attractive. Startups in Estonia are raising record amounts of investments, the Startup Visa program is one of the most successful in the world and the whole sector is growing at a fast pace. Yes, Estonia is being noticed. Why is that? […]
Estonia’s Bolt (former Taxify): A licence (not) to drive
Ninety-nine percent of public services are available online 24/7 in the country of Estonia. So how did this nation of 1.3 million people become one of the most advanced digital societies in the world? CNBC’s Elizabeth Schulze reports from Tallinn. How Estonia became one of the world’s most advanced digital societies from CNBC.
Thomas Padovani – How it all started in Estonia?
Only ten years ago it seemed unfathomable to hail a taxi in just a few moves of a fingertip on your phone and pay less than 10 euros for a ride from one side of the city to another. Neither could anyone have predicted that the company to disrupt the taxi industry all over Europe […]
How it all started in Estonia? After graduating from university, Thomas Padovani spent three and a half years working at a start-up for online payments. During this time, the company’s turnover increased from two million euros to one hundred million euros and went to the stock exchange. But then, Padovani felt that the company wanted […]