Future Talks with Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise)


Future Talks with Taavet Hinrikus - Co-founder/CEO, TransferWise

Do you want to get into the minds of the best disruptors in the startup ecosystem?

The Hub Singapore brings you FUTURE TALKS - a fireside chat series with industry leaders and disruptors sharing their insights, tips and lessons from innovations that have shaken up the business world.

TransferWise is a great example of combinatorial disruption, and why disruptors pose such a treat to incumbents. It’s an online money transfer platform headquartered in London and with offices around the world including in Singapore. TransferWise has over a million customers, sending 1 Billion USD a month, supporting 645 currency "routes" across the world.

Join us as we speak with Taavet Hinrikus, Co-founder and CEO of TransferWise on Thursday April 27th at 6.30pm! Drinks and light bites provided!


6.30pm: Welcome drinks + bites

7.00pm: Fireside chat with Taavet Hinrikus and Joachim Vandaele

7.40pm: Q&A

8.00pm: Networking

The session will be curated by Joachim Vandaele, Managing Director at Impact Hub Singapore.

About Taavet Hinrikus

Taavet is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. 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 is an adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda and a member of the European Innovation Council's High Level Group (HLG) of Innovators. He’s also a mentor and angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Sunrise, Improbable and Mapillary.

About Joachim Vandaele

Joachim is the Managing Director of The Hub Singapore, where he oversees the overall strategy, funding, resource allocation, people management and operations.

Joachim has been building businesses for 2 decades in the technology, financial services, family office, and media space. He is a Board Member and the former CEO of Trusted Family, a global business providing technology and advisory solutions for cohesion within Business Owning Families.

Joachim holds a Masters in Commercial and Investment Sciences from HUBrussels; a Masters in Banking and Finance from Ghent University. In 2010 he obtained an MBA from INSEAD.

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