Tulipop Founders – Signy and Helga – Speaker Profile – Startup Iceland 2014

Startup Iceland is almost here, if you have not booked your tickets please do it. We have a great line up of speakers. Two of the speakers are Icelandic Entrepreneurs Signy Kolbeinsdottir and Helga Arnadottir, the founders of Tulipop, a kids adventure land with a bunch of unique characters. What is interesting about these characters…

Net Neutrality, Startup Communities and Permissionless Innovation

If you have not noticed what is happening to Net Neutrality and the FCC’s vote on May 15th you really need to. Fred Wilson of USV has written an Open Letter to the FCC Chairman and most of the prominent Venture Firms have signed up. This is an important debate although it is being fought in…

Thubten Comerford – Speaker Profile – Startup Iceland 2014

We have over 2.4 billion people online now and about 2 billion are on the way. In this hyper connected world no longer are you selling your product or service in your neighbourhood, you customers are everyone who is connected to the Internet. As exciting as that sounds, it is not always obvious or easy…

Internet trends

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been putting out a presentation titled “Internet Trends” for quite some time now. It is a clear articulation of the trends we see year over year. In addition to that she also has written a number of Internet related research reports since the early days of 1995. So,…

Why we dont have more Women in Leadership

I have written about why this is the best and by far the most exciting time to be a women in technology or for that matter in any leadership role. I have been reading Sheryl Sandberg‘s book “Lean In“. I have to say that it has been a disappointing experience to get women to take…

Economics Shimeconomics

The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios… The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market. – George Soros I wrote a small comment yesterday about a news article that I read in Reuters, this article still comes…

Traction brings money; Money does not bring traction

I was at the Seed Forum this year, but I could not participate for the whole day but I attended the cocktail hosted by the British Embassy in Iceland. It was fascinating to see the British Ambassador pitching to the startups to look at UK to locate or move their startups when they scale out…

Startup Risk

I usually get really worked up when I am speaking with some employees in a bank about Startups and Entrepreneurship, they immediately say that it is Risky. I always ask them could they please tell me why they believe Startups are risky? Their usual answer is well 90% of all startups fail, which is anecdotal…