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About .Cocoon

The history behind .Cocoon goes back in 2014 when .Contriber Ventures started to invest in startups as an angel investor. Working closely with founders in the portfolio (now over 30 companies), Rein Lemberpuu saw that the lethal obstacles for startup growth are not inside the business domain but rather in the founder’s approach to business. All founders lack knowledge about their new venture in the early stages, but some of them learn and adjust faster than others. Why so? And even more importantly - can this be improved?


Having been first-hand entrepreneurs and leaders for more than 20 years in almost 30 different organizations from a unicorn to NGO-s and foundations, the founders of .Contriber Ventures Rein Lemberpuu and Rain Kivisik learned to love and nurture human qualities necessary to become a great leader. Every tech entrepreneur has a unique leadership potential that can be developed according to the needs of their company. Every leader is unique, and so is every business.



.Cocoon is a 1-year self-discovery and company growth program through personal mentoring. We start from your startup’s business challenge and find the link between the challenge and you (your perception - approach, attitudes, and behaviors).

The mentors of the program guide the participants to change their perception and grow their awareness, and founders can see new solutions that were unavailable to them before. 

  • We focus on your self-discovery 

  • We use your business challenges as a way to change your perception and grow your awareness 

  • Your personal growth is an unfair advantage that can boost the organization's growth as well.



It is very rewarding to be able to support such growth, and it provides an unlimited source for learning about human mystery - that is the Why for the founders of .Cocoon that pushes to continuous creation and experimentation in the field of leadership psychology.





Ansis Lipenitis

CEO, co-founder

I enjoy supporting entrepreneurs and leaders in their path to the True Self, wellbeing, and success. 


Hristo Neiland

CGO, co-founder

I believe that all our barriers are made by ourselves, therefore with proper support, we can also take them down.


Rein Lemberpuu


I believe that all great leaders have great mentors and .Cocoon is the best framework for founders and mentors joining into one team.


Rain Kivisik


I am fulfilling the role of a mentor every day as an angel investor. Even if I enjoy it as an add-on to my investment strategy, then it can be done much more professionally and .Cocoon is excellent in filling that gap for me.


Triin Sarri

Program manager

I believe our perception of the outer world is the reflection of our inner world. If we arrange and coordinate our inner realms, it will also reflect in the physical world.


Riin Lisett Rei

Marketing & PR Manager

I see the value .Cocoon program brings to its participants - a life-changing mindset that will help them succeed in life, both professionally and personally.


Aleksander Tõnnisson

.Cocoon Ventures Founding Partner 

.Cocoon is all about growing your personal power, and with the Cocoon Ventures, we give an extra push for your company as well.


Anu Martinson

Head of Relationships


I'm interested in people. I enjoy seeing people discovering their inner superpowers and achieve their dreams. I believe that we have all the needed resources inside ourselves. All we need to do is find them and build them stronger.

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Jan Ilves

Digital media

I like that .Cocoon Program works with founders on a very personal level. The participants don't only become better business leaders but start living a better life.

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Lauri Kikerpill


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Szilveszter Hegedus


Connecting, thus strengthening the inner peace and joy, while also dissolving limiting believes about ourselves, others and the world by applying conscious, systematic work, will inevitably bring ever-increasing success on every level of life..

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Michal Dziergwa


Listening to other founders' stories and sharing my own journey is what drives me. I believe such exchange to be essential in leading a successful venture and a satisfied life.



To learn about our mentors, please, visit the Mentors page

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