Sten is the CPO at Topia, building products to help people and companies to work everywhere.

Prior to co-founding Teleport (acquired by Topia in 2017) he served at Skype as an early executive, riding the roller coaster for over 8 years from startup to ~300M active users, ~30% share of all international calling minutes in the world and a $8.5B exit to MSFT.

Sten started his entrepreneurial career founding the first digital media agency in Estonia at the age of 18 and has stayed on the forefront of internet, user experience design and software development scene since 1996.

Sten values a tolerant, open and creative society, speaks up for entrepreneurship, supports the startup movement, occasionally invests, pushes for better tech education and has advised President Ilves of Estonia on the above. He also holds a number of management and advisory board seats and blogs at

Specialties: Leading people and products on both technical and creative sides of internet businesses, internal and public communications. MS in Management from Stanford GSB. 

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