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Entrepreneurship Revealed: Building Game Changing Businesses

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Niklas Zennström is an entrepreneur and investor, who has co-founded and managed a series of high-profile technology companies including Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. He is best known for co-creating Skype, where he held the position of CEO from Skype’s inception until September 2007. During that time, Skype became the global leader in internet voice communications, with more than 309 million registered users within five years of launch.

Zennström is also actively involved in combating climate change, improving the state of the Baltic Sea and encouraging social entrepreneurship through his foundation, Zennström Philanthropies.

Time Magazine named Zennström one of its 100 Most influential People in 2006, and his contributions to Skype were highlighted in this article: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1187489,00.html

This talk is part of the Gates Distinguished Lecture Series series.

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