Startup in Estonia is a podcast where we discuss different pillars of a successful startup ecosystem by showcasing examples from Estonia.

In the second season, we take a deeper dive into verticals of startups such as Educational Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Financial Technologies, Talent/HR and more.

In the fifth episode, we are focusing on financial technologies, covering the topic with Kaidi Ruusalepp, the CEO of Funderbeam and Norris Koppel, the CEO of Monese.

Kaidi Ruusalepp is the founder and CEO of Funderbeam, the global funding and trading platform of private companies built on blockchain. Kaidi is a former CEO of Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange and the Co-Founder of Estonian Service Industry Association. She is also an Ex Member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission.

Norris Koppel is the founder and CEO of Monese, an online banking platform that offers quick current account opening for all EU residents. Norris founded Monese after his first-hand experience of the hassle involved with opening a bank account in a new country. Prior to starting Monese, he built multiple FinTech companies in the UK.

The podcast is hosted by Joao Rei.