“Do you know, I always thought Unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!”
“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the Unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.”
#time4estonia with ÜKSSARVIK (üks+sarvik) = unicorn
Did you know that Estonia has 4 unicorns? Estonian unicorns, though, are the start-up companies that are valued for over 1 billion dollars: Skype, Transferwise, Bolt and Playtech. All of them have roots in Estonia.
The roots that have spread across the world. And thanks to such a wide geographical grasp it’s no wonder that non-Estonians can quite often tell the story of Estonia’s digital nation much better, than themselves.
So please meet a fantastic e-resident Violaine Champetier de Ribes from France. She has very kindly produced a video clip during the lockdown about her book “The Full Digital Nation: Estonia: a break in the GAFAM wall” that she co-wrote with Jean Spiri.
It’s time to find out how Estonia took the path to digitalisation and how today’s digital world shapes our future.
More from Violaine:
#time4estonia is Mon – Fri 4pm Estonian Embassy in London Facebook series where you can discover Estonian artists, writers, musicians, architecture, cities, museums, galleries, nature etc. We will give you a hint of Estonian language (eesti keel [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl]), our humour and Estonian spirit.