Hrönn Greipsdóttir, a well-known investor and business leader in Iceland, has been selected as a investor panelist for the upcoming Startup Iceland 2023 event. As the former CEO of the Innovation Fund and a seasoned executive and board member in both the private and public sectors, Hrönn brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.
Hrönn began her career in the tourism industry, where she worked as a director for the domestic division of Úrvals-Útsýn and later as CEO of Hotel Saga ehf. In 2007, she made the transition to finance, working as the CEO of SPRON Factoring and later as a department manager in the banking industry.
In 2014, Hrönn founded the investment fund Eldey, a fund that invested directly and indirectly in 12 companies in the leisure and tourism sector. Hrönn’s success in this area led to her being named one of the most influential women in Icelandic business.
Hrönn Greipsdóttir’s work in Nýsköpunarsjóður has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Icelandic startup ecosystem. The fund provides early-stage funding and support to startups, helping them to grow and scale their businesses. With Hrönn Greipsdóttir’s expertise and guidance, Nýsköpunarsjóður has become one of the most active and successful angel investment funds in Iceland, providing critical funding and support to some of Iceland’s most promising startups.
Hrönn’s extensive experience has made her a sought-after board member for a variety of companies and organizations, including the Icelandic Tourist Board and the Icelandic Travel Industry Association. Her education in business and finance, including an MBA in Finance from City University in London and a Cand Oecon degree from the University of Iceland, has further equipped her to provide valuable insights and guidance to startups and entrepreneurs.
Overall, Hrönn Greipsdóttir is a trailblazer in Icelandic business and angel investing. Her experience and expertise have helped to shape the Icelandic startup ecosystem and have made her a respected voice in the business community. As a panelist at Startup Iceland 2023, attendees can look forward to gaining valuable insights and learning from one of Iceland’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.