My name is Ignacio, I am a micropreneur and digital nomad, currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. I am the founder of Digital Leaves and Your Company In Estonia. I am also a senior freelance developer, composer, writer, and blogger.
Everything you read on this blog has been written by me and it’s based on my own experiences.
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I worked as a researcher at the university, as a developer in many cubicles and offices, and as a government official for some years. All those steady, “secure” jobs left me with a feeling of emptiness inside. I was not happy.
One day, I found myself looking out of the window from my cubicle. It was Friday, 6 pm. I realized that I hated my job and my life. This feeling had been growing on me for quite some time. Looking outside, I decided I’d had enough.
Thus, on Monday, I quit. That was the best single decision of my life. I started freelancing and, soon, founding my own company and becoming an entrepreneur.
I’ve been exposed to the startup world for some time now. I enrolled at the Google Campus and the TechHub community as soon as they opened in Madrid, and sometime later, I co-founded a startup and entered the Tetuan Valley incubator.
That was a great experience for me. I met some wonderful people there and learned a lot in so many areas I had no expertise at all. However…
By the time I finished the book, I knew that I was decided to become a micropreneur. Thus, I engaged in a completely different chapter of my life. I resolved to share my journey, struggles, failures, and successes in this blog.
As TechHub Madrid had closed its doors, but we were still members, my partner and I decided to travel to Riga -which also had a TechHub- to bootstrap our new nomadic life. I also discovered the e-Residency program, became an e-Resident and founded a company in Estonia. This company has allowed me to work remotely and do business without frontiers. Free of hassle, red tape, and the limitations of being tied to a specific country.
Then I discovered there were lots of location independent entrepreneurs like me struggling with red tape, obscure tax laws, and a business that ties them to their home countries. I decided to offer them a solution to launch and run a company they can manage online. That’s how Your Company In Estonia was born.
As a whole, this experience has changed me, has made me grow as a person and as a professional, and has given me a whole new perspective on life.
So What Do I Do Now?
Most of my time and energy now focus on Your Company In Estonia, where I manage a completely remote team of more than 20 people devoted to help digital nomads and location independent entrepreneurs join the new Digital Nation and run their business online, taking care of their company registration, accountancy, and taxes.
I also spend a lot of time blogging and writing. I love sharing my experiences and helping others realize that they can become location independent and be the owners of their lives.
Last but not least I am the founder and owner of Digital Leaves, a software development agency composed of completely remote members, specialized in mobile apps, website applications, application design and data modeling.