Guess who? 10 notable people who are now officially e-Residents of Estonia

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There are more than just 10, of course: all of you who joined the digital society by becoming e-resident of Estonia are important to us. You are more than 13000 now and there will never be any (fire)wall at our digital borders. But we like charts and lists, do not blame us for that.

So here is a very interesting one drawn up by our friends from LeapIN, because we know that curiosity might be very strong and maybe you would like to know who are some of your fellow e-residents. Who knows, maybe you would find some very important people and a couple of heads of State (SPOILER: there are, so we guess you’d better keep on reading).

Who were the 1st Estonian e-Residents?

Many of the early adopters didn’t necessarily want to start a business.

They included ‘Estophiles’ — people with a connection to the country who wanted to be part of its bold experiment — and journalists who wanted to write about the concept, like BBC Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones and Wired’s Ben Hammersley.

But beyond these groups, the number of Estonian e-Residents continues to rise every day.

So who are the people using e-Residency for the purpose it was designed?

The latest stats show that e-Residency is increasingly popular with entrepreneurs.

They’re attracted by the ease of doing business, access to the EU single market, and the lower cost of business administration. It’s also increasingly attractive in the UK as a way to beat Brexit.

Out of more than 13,000 e-Residents, we’ve picked out some of the most notable names who can claim to be among the first…

Heads of State, venture capitalists, media stars: find out about your fellow e-Residents on LeapIN by taking a look at the original full article here. LeapIN is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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