Transferwise founders Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann. Photo by Tiit Blaat/EPL
The Estonian startup, Pipedrive, won the Best B2B Startup of the Year award and the founders of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, were honoured as the best startup founders at this year’s the Europas Conference and Awards for European Tech Startups.
Pipedrive is an Estonian-founded startup, producing sales management software used by over 10,000 customers in the world.
Hinrikus and Käärmann launched the peer-to-peer money transfer service Transferwise in 2011 and their firm has now grown to employ over 300 people in London, Tallinn and New York, supporting over 300 currency routes across the world, and attracting an investment from Sir Richard Branson along the way.
Europas – Europe’s equivalent of tech startup Oscars – took place in London, with over 1,000 guests gathering to celebrate the best of the continent’s tech entrepreneurship.
The Europas celebrate some of the most forward-thinking and innovative European tech companies in over 20 categories. While it concentrates on the newest companies on the scene, it also brings together the mid- and late-stage technology startups, as well as leading investors and media in the region.