It’s fairly easy to be seen as a good leader in the times of economic spring and summer. Yet, when …
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.
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.
I picked up the wrong year to move countries.
In this long pilgrimage, full of cancelled flights, rescheduled flights, delayed flights, change of plans, change of airports, change of companies, masks, regulations, emotional roller coasters, joy and concern…I have been considering where brands are and what is branding adding to people’s lives in a moment in which we are all reviewing our priorities.
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.
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.
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.
The pandemic has raged across Europe. With over 6,508,271 cases so far and no end in sight, launching a business is bound …
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.
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.
Human Machine interface is broken, amputees cannot use a smart phone or any of the devices that now use. 6Degrees has solved this problem and we invested in Miri and Aryeh to build the next human-machine interface device.
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
The second episode of #FutureCast – How to build the future from Iceland conversation is with Hjalmar Gislason, the Co-founder …
More than $55m have been raised by startups from Iceland this year. What is interesting is that all the problems that they are solving are massive global problem.
We are going to build personas. And I don’t mean this on a creepy stormy background, evil laughter, rusty light …
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.
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.
“Slow down to start up” is the philosophy of a program for entrepreneurs in the Westfjords of Iceland, where mentorship and adventure mix and ideas have a place to grow.
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.
Startup Iceland 2020 moved to 2021 due to new restrictions imposed by the Government of Iceland.