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.