My name is Ignacio, I am a micropreneur and digital nomad, currently living in Riga. I am the founder of Digital Leaves and Tu Empresa En Estonia. I am also a senior freelance developer, composer, and blogger.
I’ve worked as a researcher at the university, as a developer in many cubicles and offices, and I’ve been 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 of 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 that I needed a change.
Thus, one day I did quit. That was the best single decision of my life. I started freelancing and, soon, creating my own companies 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 here in Madrid (sadly, TechHub closed its installations in Madrid), and sometime later, I co-founded a startup and entered the Tetuan Valley incubator.
That was an awesome experience. I met some wonderful people there and learned a lot in so many areas I had no expertise at all.
The Micropreneur Lifestyle
However, I soon realized that the startup world was not for me. By that time, I stumbled upon this book by Rob Walling, “Start Small, Stay Small“. I immediately felt like it was written specifically for me.
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 decided to share my journey, my struggles, failures, and successes in this blog.
Founding A Company In Estonia And Becoming a Digital Nomad
Around that time, I also decided to embrace a digital nomad lifestyle and travel the world, working remotely.
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.
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 Tu Empresa En Estonia, where I help entrepreneurs and freelancers from Spain to join the new Digital Nation in order to create and operate a European, international business completely online, taking care of the accountancy, taxes, company registration, etc.
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.
Contact & Collaborations
I receive lots of emails with questions every day, and as much as I would love to answer every email, it’s simply impossible. If you have an offer, opportunity, or business that might make my life more interesting, please use the form below.