Interesting meeting with President of Estonia, Toomas Ilves, on his recent Silicon Valley tour. Our investor Andreessen Horowitz hosted the meeting and introduced President Ilves, US Ambassador Marina Kaljurand and other Estonian officials to a number of portfolio companies engaged in data security and/or authentication. Estonia is one of the most digitally advanced nations in the world with all citizens and using a government-issued digital ID to access government services such as voting, healthcare, education and more. President Ilves provided an overview of Estonia’s various digital initiatives and laid out his vision for the future. Things seem to be working quite well as Estonia has the highest growth rate of all European Union nations and is a hot bed for tech development and entrepreneurism.
Marc Barach, CMO
President of Estonia, Toomas Ilves (l) and Marc Barach, CMO at Jumio