Liad Agmon – Talk @GreenQloud

Liad Agmon from Bessemer Venture Partners stopped at GreenQloud and gave a talk about his entrepreneurial career, stories and lessons learnt. It was very entertaining, insightful and inspiring. I think we have another potential speaker for Startup Iceland 2013. The one common element through all his talk was the emphasis he put on relationship building.…

The Network is the Force – May the Force be with you

I have written about how Iceland could be the world’s first Internet Enterprise Zone. It is not a pipe dream of a crazy Indian living in Iceland, although I do not refute the fact that I can be crazy :). Watch the following discussions in the Hacking Society videos. I really believe that we are embarking…

Whats Next – Start Selling

We have a guest post again by Ashwin Bhambri on what the next things the teams should focus on now that Startup Reykjavik is over. I think he has good points and strategies on moving again. It is hard after all the hype and now it is real life, the teams needs to get on…

Startup Reykjavik 2012 – Done!

I was so pleased to see the participation of the investor community in the Investor Day of Startup Reykjavik 2012. It was a fantastic pitch day, all the teams did a great job… it showed how well they had prepared, their message was powerful and there was passion in their presentations. I am also biased…

Startup Reykjavik – Investor Day

Today we have a guest post by Kristján Kristjánsson, one of the organizers of Startup Reykjavik and CEO of Innovit. I am going to the Investor day in Startup Reykjavik, if you know of an Angel investor in the Icelandic investor community, they should participate in the Investor Day or if you have been thinking about…

2 ways to get an Investor Meeting

Jan Schultink is in Iceland on holiday, he contacted me a couple of months back and asked if he could spend some time with the Startup Reykjavik Teams to mentor them for their presentation for the upcoming Demo Day. I obviously said YES! and connected him to Kristjan. For those of you who don’t know…

Managing the Sales Process

I heard once that Sales is not Rocket Science but Harder! I cannot agree more. The actual closing of a sale is an art but that is never the real challenge, the real challenge is building a discipline to create a sales process. What do I mean by a sales process? it is most basic…

The Struggle

Ben Horowitz wrote one of the most important posts titled “The Struggle”, every entrepreneur needs to read it. I have been watching the olympics the last few days and it has been incredible. The winning, the tears, the national pride and sense of achievement, everything an athlete trains almost all their lives for. I have started to focus…

Financial Metrics

I have written about my philosophy that “What gets measured gets done!”, financial management is a critical piece in the development of a company. Call me a bean counter but if you don’t have the discipline to manage your finances you will go broke. Believe me I know I have seen it happen right in…