This blog post was written in collaboration with the Estonian Chamber of Notaries. Visit their website to find out more about the e-notary services.
A lucky coincidence in otherwise unfortunate circumstances: last year, weeks before the global pandemic broke out, the Estonian Chamber of Notaries launched its new platform of online services which included a pilot project for remotely authenticating notarial acts, otherwise known as ‘e-notary’ services. The novel service had been in the pipeline for over 5 years but came to life at the most crucial time. …
Recently, e-Residency happily welcomed AWS Activate provider Cloudvisor as a new member of our Marketplace.
This is great news for e-resident startup founders, who want to apply for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) startup program AWS Activate.
From Airbnb to Zocdoc, the world’s top startups build on AWS. Even familiar startups with Estonian roots like Pipedrive, Bolt, and Realeyes have discovered the benefits of building on AWS, from the agility of operating in the cloud to the security AWS infrastructure affords.
AWS Activate is designed for early stage startups across all industries. The programme provides startups with a host of…
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Last week was a momentous day for Estonia’s space ambitions as well as for e-Residency. On 12 May, Director-General of the European Space Agency (ESA) Josef Aschbacher met virtually with Estonia’s Minister for Entrepreneurship and Technology Andres Sutt and agreed to increase Estonia’s participation in the European space sector. They also executed a cooperation agreement between Estonia and the ESA, which they signed digitally thanks to Aschbacher’s status as an Estonian e-resident.
E-Residency is a digital identity issued by the Government of Estonia to people outside the country’s borders. …
A successful SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) business can be extremely profitable as it generally has high margins, recurring revenue, and can be run with a lean and remote team. Plus, a longstanding love affair between VC investors and SaaS continues to attract investment and acquisitions.
E-Residency can be a great match for SaaS companies, particularly those of the micro kind, due to location-independence, low bureaucracy and remote management solutions.
So why not consider a SaaS venture yourself?
SaaS is a business model that involves creating and running software to help people solve a particular problem or provide a useful add-on to an…
E-Residency is expanding. And we want to help you expand your business too.
If you apply to become an e-resident now, you can choose one of our new pickup points in São Paulo, Bangkok, Johannesburg, or Singapore on your online application form!
We’ve partnered with BLS International to issue E-Residency cards in these new cities. BLS is a trusted global tech-enabled services firm, providing visa, passport, consular, citizen, e-governance, attestation, biometric, e-visa and retail services to over 46 governments worldwide.
Thanks to BLS, e-Residency is entering new regions and making Estonian e-services accessible to more entrepreneurs around the world.
This year, Wise and other EU fintechs, including Revolut and Monese, has launched a campaign to tackle IBAN discrimination in Europe. Anyone who has experienced IBAN discrimination in the EU can report it at the Accept My IBAN website.
E-Residency welcomes this initiative, particularly after receiving the results of one of the biggest surveys we’ve conducted regarding business banking for e-residents. Of 952 e-resident company owners with non-Estonian IBANS who responded to the survey in February, almost one third said they have experienced some form of IBAN discrimination.
Simon Vaillancourt is a location-independent entrepreneur, who has travelled the world continuously and managed a global portfolio of businesses remotely since 2012.
Through his Freedom Surfer brand, Simon supports other people living or transitioning to a location-independent lifestyle, by providing them with information and support in registering the most relevant and effective business structures for their situations.
Currently in Thailand, Simon is splitting his time between taking care of his own business enterprises and scuba diving in the country’s warm waters. Between dives, Simon caught up with me to discuss his e-Residency journey.
Simon was an early adopter of e-Residency…
We’re frequently asked by people whether e-Residency is a good solution for them.
The answer to this seemingly simple question very much depends on individual circumstances, which are certainly diverse in the e-resident community…
Since the beginning, we have been very clear that e-Residency suits certain business types and objectives, sectors, or geographies better than others. This is largely thanks to the inherently digital nature of e-Residency itself.
E-Residency’s unique, government-issued digital identity allows people outside of Estonia to verify themselves securely online and access diverse public and private Estonian e-services and the EU market from wherever they are in…
“Life is a lot like jazz. It’s best when you improvise.” (George Gershwin)
Italian e-resident entrepreneur Michele “Mike” Rubini is founder of Rubini Solutions, through which he builds, markets, and supports multiple profitable SaaS products, including Facebook group monitoring tool Groouply, trends tracking tool Treendly, and many more.
In the true spirit of a freestyle jazz player, Mike admits that he runs his business “with no investments, no team, and no formal CS degree”. Instead, he prefers to work alone and bootstrap his digital offerings.
Mike’s true passion is jazz. He’s a professionally educated jazz musician, saxophone player, and performer…
Head of Content @E-Residency in Estonia.