Estonian start-up mafia

by Anastasiia Linnas on March 11, 2015, no comments


When my friends from Life as an investment asked to write about three hottest start-ups in Estonia I found myself quite puzzled, as not 3 but 33 of them came into my mind at once (my Mac actually froze after opening their home pages).

During the last 10 years Estonia has managed to build a strong ecosystem for start-ups. The most significant role here probably was played by Skype. Today, the most successful start-ups in Estonia are f/o/unded by the so called “Skype mafia”.

So, I did my best to come up with a list of three that IMHO, fit into the Life as an Investment philosophy.


Cultural shockotherapy

by Anastasiia Linnas on November 19, 2014, no comments


Being from Ukraine I am so used to generalise and say smth like “Oh, in Europe...”, “It’s European way” or “Europeans do like this...” and so on. And I would usually mean smth good by that :)

But the more I travel, meet people, talk and attend events in different parts of Europe the more I spot differences rather than similarities within EU countries.