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Fireside Chat: TransferWise CEO and Co-Founder, Kristo Käärmann

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Fireside Chat: Kristo Kaarmann, CEO and Co-Founder of TransferWise

Kristo Kaarmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of TransferWise, a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally.It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.


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6:30 PM - Doors Open: Drinks & Mingling
6:50 PM - Host Introductions
7:00 PM - Fireside Chat
7:45 PM - Q&A From Audience
8:30 PM - More Drinks & Mingling


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Join us on April 23rd as we learn more about Kristo's fascinating story from Estonia to consulting to the Co-Founder of the company changing the way you manage your money across borders.

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Kristo Kaarmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of TransferWise, a new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally.It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

Prior to starting TransferWise, Kristo was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He worked with European banks and insurers to modernise their processes and systems. Stunned by their inefficiency, he teamed up with Taavet Hinrikus, then Skype's director of strategy, to develop an entirely new system for moving money across borders. Kristo was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2015.


Moderator Biography:

Robert Hackett is a Senior Writer at Fortune, cofounding editor of The Ledger, Fortune’s franchise covering the intersection of finance and technology, and co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk, N.Y. Robert has written cover stories on hacking, blockchain technology, and Bitcoin. He cohosts two video series, Tech Debate and Balancing The Ledger, and he writes Cyber Saturday, the weekend edition of Fortune’s tech newsletter. Robert has received national recognition for his reporting, including as a finalist for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award and an honorable mention at SABEW’s 2017 Best in Business awards. Before joining Fortune, Robert worked at Nautilus Magazine, TED Conferences, and Johnson & Johnson. He received a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and a bachelor’s degree with honors in English and chemistry & chemical biology as well as minors in history and science & technology studies from Cornell University.


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Organized by Columbia Venture Community and FinTech Investors


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About CVC: Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community of 5,000+ Columbia affiliates interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. If you are not a Columbia affiliate, but would like to get involved (by either partnering, volunteering, or applying to join) - please visit this link to learn more: http://bit.ly/CVC-Application-Meetup

About FinTech Investors: This group brings together the most exciting new companies, ideas and investors who are at the forefront of the ongoing disruption in the financial industry. Providers of capital (angel investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers), financial industry professionals, entrepreneurs, start-up employees and anyone who is interested in the nexus of finance, markets and technology are encouraged to attend.

About our Host, K&L Gates:
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. We represent leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. Our lawyers also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. We are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds – technology, manufacturing, financial services, health care, and energy, among many others.

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