To the untrained eyes of an outsider, Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia doesn’t give away that the city, or even the country, is one of the world’s most digitised of places. Or that it has a teeming startup ecosystem.
Tallinn is home to unicorns like TransferWise, a cross-border payments startup. And Avijit Sarkar, founder of CapOne, a Delhi-based company, is taking competition right to TransferWise. In CapOne, Sarkar wants to set up a cross-border payments company by building his own blockchain infrastructure. Setting up in Tallinn makes it look like Sarkar thought of himself as David searching for the Goliath of cross-border payments.