Startup Thinking

Soft Landing to Scale

Startups need scale. Iceland is perfect to test and validate ideas and India is perfect market to scale. We are launching a new “Soft Landing to Scale” collaboration between Iceland and India for startups.

YC Startup School 2019

YC Startup School 2019 is in Session and all the portfolio companies of Iceland Venture Studio are participating. Are you?

Competition destroys Capital

Competition can make people hallucinate opportunities where none exists and more importantly it destroys capital, character and usually creates nothing new

Innovation revisited

Innovation has to deliver exponential value. A 10X improvement, is your solution doing that? We are talking about going from candles made of animal fat to LED lights that we take for granted.

Startup Economics 101

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they …

Technology is the foundation

Technology is the foundation of every business. “The business plan of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI. This a big deal, and it’s here.” – Kevin Kelly

Billions in Change

Founders doing things to change the world for the better. Example here is Billions in Change by Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 hour energy. He is investing in technology to solve 3 large problems, Water, Energy and Health.

Retail has been disrupted

I had a chance to visit Poppy Barley, one of the startups that graduated from Startup Edmonton. I think they …