Lightyear is a simple and approachable way to invest your money globally without unnecessary barriers or fees. Founded in October 2020 by Martin Sokk and Mihkel Aamer, both early Wise (formerly TransferWise) employees, Lightyear has offices in London, UK and Tallinn, Estonia.

It’s backed by Mosaic Ventures, Taavet Hinrikus of Wise, Jaan Tallinn of Skype & Sten Tamkivi of Teleport. Other investors include Wander Rutgers of Robinhood UK, Ott Kaukver of and Kaarel Kotkas of Veriff.

Lightyear marries multi-currency accounts with unlimited access to global markets so customers can invest freely without hidden fees or charges. Our team joined Lightyear from some of the biggest names in fintech, including Wise, Revolut and Robinhood. 

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Articles Featuring Lightyear

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2022

3rd January 2023 | Amelia Isaacs

Lightyear and LHV partner for instant Euro payments

9th November 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Lightyear set to launch UK and European stocks and ETFs

15th September 2022 | Amelia Isaacs

Lightyear nabs European license

8th March 2022 | Daniel Lanyon

Lightyear expands into social investing

8th February 2022 | Daniel Lanyon