Data, Design and Network is the Value and Growth

As I have been investing in companies and startups primarily in the Software cohort, it is time to clarify the investment thesis. I am big believer that as long as the startup focuses on the value and scaling, and is making sufficient progress towards those two major goals the startup is doing the right thing.…

The Story of Buuteeq

My partners and I, were one of the early investors in Buuteeq. We invested in early 2011, I should say Q1. Priceline.com recently acquired Buuteeq. You can read about it here on Forbes. This was two in a row for my venture investing experience, of course it is not representative but it shows that anyone…

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…

SI2013 – Speaker Profile – Damon Berger and Shira Lazar

We are mixing it up this year in Startup Iceland… digital media meets startups meet digital marketing, no-one better than Damon Berger and Shira Lazar can talk about this. Damon led Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation as Director of Digital Marketing, where he set and executed the overall digital campaign strategies for theatrical domestic releases, including media…

Rebuilding Iceland through Startup Iceland

Under 30 CEO is promoting a Venture Tour Iceland, a package tour that I wrote about here. There is a follow up post on “Fixing the Global Economy Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation“. What is exciting to note is that there are young entrepreneurs from all over the world who are starting to show interest to…

Social Media is Not Done! It is just getting started

There is a lot of discussion that Social Media is done, what with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and your Mom wanting to start a social media company. I don’t think so, I think like everything else there are leaders and followers. Here is a Techcrunch article titled “Beyond Facebook: Rise of Interest-Based Social Networks” Where the…