“In the U.S,, 60 percent of VCs have run companies themselves,” says Sten Tamkivi. “In Europe, that figure is just 8 percent.”
Tamkivi is a co-founder of Plural Platform, a VC fund leveraging the experience and knowledge of those who have already built and run successful businesses to create a value-added finance option for (mainly) European startups. A key goal is to create a scaleable VC platform.
So what does that mean in practice? Well, Tamkivi himself was a member of Skype’s executive team in the early days – he joined about 18 months into the company’s journey – and went on to co-found
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