Keith_teareI am really happy to announce Keith Teare as one of the key note speakers at Startup Iceland 2015. Keith has been a veteran in the technology space and served in many different roles, one of which is Co-Founding TechCrunch. Here is a brief background on Keith, he is a visionary leader, speaker, investor, mentor and entrepreneur. We are excited to have him participate in Startup Iceland. Here is Keith describing his background, his passion and vision.

I am the CEO and founder of (, and a partner at Archimedes Labs ( in Palo Alto, California. I am a product-centric entrepreneur and love working with designers and engineers to realize dreams.

I have founded or co-founded several companies in the digital space since the early 1980s. Up until 1998 these were UK based entities. Since then they have been Silicon Valley based ventures. My resume chronicles these.

I have built teams that created companies that were valued by others at more than $1 billion (EasyNet and RealNames).

I have always focused on the point at which great change is happening. In the 1980’s networking and databases (cScape). In the 1994-1998 period, Internet Access (EasyNet and Cyberia). From 1998-2010 – Internet Services and Content (RealNames and TechCrunch) and since 2010 Mobile Consumer Applications ( and Archimedes Labs).

I am proud of my successes and my failures. I learned a great deal from each. I have had to deal with partners, customers; advertisers and their agencies, investors; bankers; Governments; Organizations and Institutions. I have served on many boards. I have managed small teams of 2 or 3 and larger teams of over 300.

But, above all else, I have been privileged to work with great people whilst doing what I love – making change a positive experience.

Watch Keith give a talk about how Social Networks develop in the age of Mobile. As I had mentioned before, all the speakers in Startup Iceland 2015 also play the role of mentors to those who participate in the event. We are still running early bird tickets offer and the sooner you buy the ticket the higher your chance of scheduling a one-on-one mentoring session with Keith and other key influencers coming to Startup Iceland.