You would be hard-pressed to find the roots of this über successful video chatting platform in Silicon Valley. That's because it was founded in Estonia.
Skype, the video conferencing giant that now has more than one billion downloads, was founded in Estonia, a former Soviet Republic. Yeah, crazy to think, right?
Circa went to Estonia (nbd) to learn more about how Skype and other startups have been able to find success in a once marginalized country. Check out the full documentary below.
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The little blue logo likely located somewhere in your computer now has offices all over the world. London, California, Prague, Washington, Sweden, Canada (still not done) and Estonia are just some of its hubs.
While the company was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, but the software was created by Estonians Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn.