Kristo Käärmann and Thorold Barker (TransferWise & WSJ)

WeWork Moorgate - 1 Fore Street London, EC2Y 5EJ London
Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

Kristo founded TransferWise with Taavet Hinrikus in 2011. They now transfer over $1 billion every month. TransferWise is backed by a fantastic team of smart investors who believe that there’s a dire need for innovation in financial services. In addition to the great institutional investors below, they are supported by private individuals who founded or are building Virgin, PayPal, Skype, Betfair, etc.

Kristo lived and breathed the world of finance from the inside. At PwC and Deloitte, he helped banks and insurers bring their processes and systems into the 21st century. But stunned by the inefficiency of financial institutions, he wanted to do more. 

Kristo will be interviewed by Thorold Barker, Editor, Europe, Middle East & Africa, for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. Mr. Barker joined the Journal in 2008 when he relaunched Heard on the Street as a global commentary and analysis product, with a team of 16 reporters in seven countries covering business, finance and macro-economics. Before joining the Journal he worked at the Financial Times, having begun his career at Bain & Company.

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  • Kristo Käärmann and Thorold Barker

    Kristo Käärmann and Thorold Barker

    TransferWise & WSJ

    Kristo Käärman founded TransferWise with Taavet Hinrikus in 2011. They now transfer over $1 billion every month. Previously at PwC & Deloitte, Kristo helped banks bring their processes into the 21st century. But stunned by the inefficiency of the industry, he wanted to do more. Kristo will be interviewed by Thorold Barker, Editor, Europe, Middle East & Africa, for The Wall Street Journal.

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  • When

    Thursday, Sep 22
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (BST)

    Where

    WeWork Moorgate
    1 Fore Street LondonEC2Y 5EJ

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