It seems like Estonian history was changed when Skype was sold for a boatload of money.
Not only did it send a message that people from “tiny Estonia” could have an impact on a global scale and strike it rich, it also spawned an entire network of people who both had money, business experience, and technical know-how.
Today, the impact is still felt there. Like the ripples from a huge rock thrown into a pond.
The founders and early employees are the angel investors and entrepreneurs for the burgeoning start-up scene that is taking place in Estonia.
Another example of how one event can have a seismic and disproportionate impact on how history plays itself out.