Investment Thesis

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

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.

A.I. Video Bot technology

A.I. Video Bot technology can unleash the power of democratizing access to knowledge and wisdom. Iceland Venture Studio invested in Expertrons which is solving the access to mentors problem using technology.

Indo – a neo decentralized bank

Iceland Venture Studio invested in Indo the first neo decentralized bank coming out of Iceland. Read more on why we invested in this team

Privacy, Health and Democracy

We should definitely make use of new technologies too, but these technologies should empower citizens. I am all in favor of monitoring my body temperature and blood pressure, but that data should not be used to create an all-powerful government – Yuval Hariri

It is (the best of) time(s)…

COVID-19 is going to fundamentally change how we do things in the future. Digital technologies are going to become standard business tools. Automation, Cloud and Mobile native solutions will win.

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing is becoming accessible for anyone. IBM is leading the way in giving access to their quantum computer, documentation and platform to build. Qiskit is what AWS was in 2006.

Immersive meditation in VR

Meditation in VR can bring immediate relief to stress and other disruptive thoughts. FlowVR has created a VR experience to bring meditation to everyone

Seeing Things Differently

Meet Gede[1]. He is 28, lives in Bandung, Java, Indonesia, and has Type 2 diabetes. Gede lost his sight from …

Future of Software Development

It was wonderful to attend the Blue Yard Conversation: The Future of Software Development #fosd in Reykjavik. I was blown …

Zero to One – Revisited

The most important things in life are singular. Time and decision making are singular and follow a power law, and some moments matter far more than others. However, you can’t trust a world that denies the power law to accurately frame your decisions for you, so what’s more important is rarely obvious. It might even be a secret. But in a power law world, you can’t afford not to think hard about where your actions will fall on the curve. Decision to attend Startup Iceland is one of those moments.