The booming Baltic startup scene
Estonia among the 3 best countries in Europe for founders and startups
The booming Baltic startup scene Baltic startups have created over €5 billion in value since 2013.
2018 was a record year for VC Investments in the Baltic states. The total amount of VC raised by companies in the Baltic States hit €534 million in 2018. Across the Baltics, over €1.5 billion has been invested since 2013, […]
Estonia has the world’s best tax system.
Estonia among the 3 best countries in Europe for founders and startups. EU-Startups.com ranked Estonia among three of the best European countries to set up a startup. Estonia is an attractive destination for startups because of its powerful educational system, highly digitized procedures, ease to obtain work and entrepreneurial visa. According to EU-Startups.com, Estonia is […]
Estonia is the best country in the world for digital life.
Estonia has the world’s best tax system. Tax Competitiveness Index 2019: Estonia has the world’s best tax system – no corporate income tax, no capital tax, no property transfer taxes For the sixth year in a row, Estonia has the best tax code in the OECD, according to the freshly published Tax Competitiveness Index 2019. […]
ESTONIA: The inside story of building a digital nation.
Estonia is the best country in the world for digital life, new internations 2019 report says Estonia ranks 1st out of 68 countries when it comes to the best and worst countries to live a connected life. This is according to the first Digital Life Abroad Report from the biggest online expatriate network, InterNations, which broke down the best […]
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 […]
Estonia’s Bolt (former Taxify): A licence (not) to drive
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? […]
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 […]