Mussila – Decentralized Music Education

Iceland Venture Studio is leading an investment syndicate in Mussila, the award winning decentralized music learning app. We are doing a deep dive into showing how we make decisions on a team we chose to back. The Mussila team answered the 7 questions that gives you an idea of how they are thinking and where they plan to take Mussila.

Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease

Last week was eventful to say the least. I apparently had a heart attack. Had an angioplasty and was in the hospital for 4 days. I had no big pain but the blocks in my arteries were fixed. Looking forward to getting back to rehabilitation and getting fitter and stronger after the first metal installation on the path to being HomoDeus.

FutureCast: Episode 6 Kathryn Gunnarsson founder and CEO of Geko

The 6th episode of Futurecast was a conversation with Kathryn Gunnarsson the CEO and founder of Geko a talent agency. Kathryn has made Iceland her home and we talk about a number of things related to building a diverse team and leadership.

#FutureCast: Episode 5, Thor Sigfusson, Founder of Iceland Ocean Cluster House

The 5th episode of FutureCast is out. I speak to Thor Sigfusson the founder of Iceland Ocean Cluster House. We talk about Circular Economy, utilization of fish a.k.a 100% Fish, innovation in the seafood sector, how this all started. This episode is part of a series of talks we will have about the Circular Economy.

Startup Iceland joins LOOP to inspire the global economy to transition to Circular Economy

Startup Iceland joins LOOP to inspire and transition the global economy to circular economy. LOOP was launched in 2018 by Avanto Ventures, Sitra and Nordic Innovation to take circular economy from strategy to action.

FutureCast Episode 4 – David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dohop

The 4th Episode of FutureCast is a conversation with David Gunnarsson the CEO of Dohop the Flight Meta Search company which just closed a $12m round of funding. A Christmas miracle where a travel company raises funding during a pandemic.

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.

Flights, lipstick and question marks

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

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.

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