Posts by BalaInIceland

Investor, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Startup Coach, Startup Community Hacker, 8 Marathons, 1 Icelandic Financial Collapse, Principle Centered & working hard to do the Right thing

A Promised Land

America is an idea of a Promise Land. I always had that image of the country that I enjoyed while I lived there. President Barack Obama shares is path that shows why I always had that feeling. This book is an inspiration and I hope everyone read it.

Investing in Immigrants

Immigration is a hot topic all over the world. I have been an immigrant and I know the challenges of being an immigrant founder. My wife and I are setting up a fund to invest in immigrant founders who want to start in Iceland. We founded Startup Iceland with a vision to build a vibrant startup ecosystem and Founders are at the core of this vision. We know that only diversity of ideas and people can lead to a better world and future.

Starlink

Starlink will decentralize internet access and disrupt the broadband services again. Starlink combined with Greenvolt Nanomaterial Battery can fundamentally change how we think about building infrastructure to support our access to the internet or how we build power infrastructures.

Voice Assisted Personalized Learning/Teaching Assistant

How do we enable anyone to learn anything, anywhere at their own pace? Our education system is not broken it is just evolving. We invested in Atlas Primer to allow learners to take their learning material anywhere and learn at their own pace.

Bring your work to Iceland

The Government of Iceland announced that non-EEA citizens can bring their work to Iceland. They just need to show proof of work and health insurance. This is fantastic news for the Startup Community in Iceland and for Founders.

Decoding the World – How the genetic era will change the world

Arvind Gupta and Po Bronson have written a book on Biology, Technology and Founders solving hard problems that is going to impact all of us. I highly recommend the book – Decoding the World – How the Genetic era will change the world. You will never see biology and human ingenuity the same way again.

Scaling Mentoring

Mentors play a crucial role in helping us achieve our potential. I have been fortunate to have great mentors and we invested in Expertrons to scale mentoring to everyone. Here is my A.I. Videobot Avatar Mentor.

The future of Air Travel

The future of air travel is not what we experience today. There are alternatives and one company is working to solve this problem and it looks like they will be successful. Boom is bringing supersonic travel back by building a new aircraft with technological advances from other fields like computing, materials and engineering. Exciting times ahead for air travel

FutureCast – How to build the future

Futurecast is a new videocast/podcast about how to build the future from Iceland. The first guest is Kevin Laws, CEO of Angellist. We talk about angel investing, Naval Ravikanth’s superpower, what should founders from Iceland focus.

Wisdom on How to get Rich

I have been getting a lot of questions about investing and startups. I think what most people are really asking me is how do I get Rich and Financial Independence. I have shared what Naval shared, I wrote it because it become real rather than link to what he wrote.

Vaccines

We need to invest in Iceland to build a vaccine technology company in Iceland. COVID-19 is not the only infection that is going to come our way and even vaccine for that needs infrastructure and know-how. I believe Iceland has all the ingredients to start a biotechnology company focused on vaccines using new technology.

Decentralization accelerating

The following Apps have been banned in India. The decentralization of the App Market place has started. Balaji S. Srinivasan …

Space – the final frontier

Space is the final frontier and it is inspiring to see a founder bring the dream of space exploration back to humanity. We can look with awe into the future and kindle our curiosity to explore again.

Refactoring Work

How we work has been changing since the advent of machines. The last 2 decades have seen the total transformation of how we are able to leverage technology at the workplace. Refactoring work to enable a Human+Machine paradigm is going to become the next norm that means it is going to take less capital to build companies contrary to what is believed by the VC industry