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I thought I will just capture Seed Forum through my Tweets during the event, here is the flow: Seed Forum kicked off by the head of investment banking at arion bank… we have turned the corner in… http://t.co/HA10B7gXIY — Bala Kamallakharan (@BalaInIceland) October 24, 2014 "I am worried that we have not seen a lot…

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The 10th lecture of How to Start a Startup was given by Alfred Lin, the former COO of Zappos and venture partner at Sequoia Capital and Brian Chesky, the founder of Airbnb. The topic was about Company Culture and Building a Team. I have written about building teams and creating a great company culture. I think this is…

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I just finished watching the 9th lecture in How to Start a Startup class. The guests today were Marc Andreeseen founder of Andreesen Horowitz, Ron Conway the founder of SV Angels and Parker Conrad the founder of Zenefits. The topic of the lecture was “How to Raise Money”. The ironic part of the Q&A was…

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I was one of the first investors to invest in Iceland right after the financial collapse of 2008. That does not make me a contrarian, why I invested and the thinking behind that investment hopefully does. Being a contrarian is a tough job, think about being wrong and alone, being right and alone is hard…

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I love books, I read a lot but I am not a fast reader, my wife on the other hand devours books. I think a lot when I read books and it takes me quite a while to finish a book when I read books that I really enjoy. I listen to books more these…

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The counter intuitive thing about building a scalable business is to start by doing things that do not scale. What is not scalable? doing things manually that is impossible to do to scale. I remember how Team Clara did the classic non-scalable thing. Gunnar Holmsteinn the founder and CEO of Clara always shares this story…

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