Back in the day I founded the first digital media agency in Estonia at the age of 18 and have stayed on the forefront of internet, user experience design and software development scene since 1996. After co-founding three service companies and years building internet software for enterprise clients I joined a consumer startup called Skype as an early executive. I ran the original R&D offices in Estonia and held several global product engineering leadership roles for 8+ years. Good times.
I value a tolerant, open and creative society, speak up for entrepreneurship, support the startup movement, occasionally invest, push for better tech education and advise President Ilves of Estonia on the above. I sit on a number of management and advisory boards.
I hold a MS in Management degree from Stanford GSB and blogged extensively throughout my time there as a Sloan Fellow.
I consider Tallinn, Estonia my home, but we currently reside in Palo Alto, California with my journalist/anthropologist wife Ede and our three lovely kids whose blog is actually much better than mine, but recently went private.