Angel Investors in Iceland funding

I have a principle in life, I don’t complain about things, I either have to accept them as they are or I have to do something to change them.

Over the years I have heard myself complain a few times about the lack of early stage funding and support for startups in Iceland. So I had to make a...

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What now? life

So I recently exited my startup, which I had been working on for almost 7 years. It wasn’t one of those amazing Silicon Valley exits, in fact most exits that I know of aren’t anything I would call amazing, but they are ends, ends to a long and difficult journey.

So now, for...

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Imprisoned By Your Own Business health

When you first start a business you have certain ideas of how it will evolve and where it, and you, will be in a few years. The truth is that in most cases the reality of the business doesn’t even come close to what you had imagined in the beginning. Sometimes it becomes much larger...

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Apply and Scale You Don't Have Anything To Lose iceland

Last year I was involved with helping Startup Iceland and Vodafone Iceland put together a way to help Icelandic companies scale internationally. In my humble opinion scaling is often the most difficult aspect of running an Icelandic startup and that’s why I was...

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Taking a Break Between Startups health

So as some of you might have noticed I haven’t been the most active blogger recently and in fact I haven’t been that active in anything to do with startups over that last few month and the reason is simple, I needed a break.

If you’ve worked in the startup scene for a while...

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What Happened To My Appreciation of Unique Characters health

Watching a documentary about Leonard Cohen, a great singer songwriter, I was reminded of my enjoyment and appreciation for unique characters. I remember encountering a local drunk in my younger years and sharing a beer with him while he told me of his unfortunate life. I was...

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Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Startup Iceland 2016 iceland

The Startup Iceland conference is finally upon us! (Buy ticket)

Next Monday (May 30th) is the Startup Iceland conference so I thought I would share with you some of my tips and tricks on how you can get the most out of the conference, but if someone asks, you didn’t hear them from me

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Icelandic Startup Dream Team

I used to be a big fan of the NBA as a kid and I still remember how excited I was around the so called “Dream Team” which was the USA’s 1992 olympic basketball team. It was a collection of all the coolest basketball players that I idolised. The Dream Team concept of sending...

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Weekly Meetups Before Startup Iceland iceland

There are only a few weeks now until the Startup Iceland conference and we will be doing weekly meetups until then to warm everybody up. During each meetup we will be tackling one of the main obstacles in scaling your business and getting experts and experienced founders to share their thoughts...

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Nordic Startup Awards Grand Finale in Iceland iceland

This is now the fourth year that the Nordic Startup Awards are held and it just so happens that this year they will be held in Iceland on the 31st of May, the day after the Startup Iceland conference. So if you were ever looking for an excuse to visit Iceland it doesn’t get much better...

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Avoiding Stress and Painful Burnouts health

The common mentality in my home country of Iceland is that “Icelanders are hard workers” and “if you’re not working hard than you’re lazy”. That mentality is slowly changing in a large part thanks to the open discussion about mental illness and an...

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The Only Wisdom is Knowing You Have None thoughts

2416 years ago Socrates stated that the only thing that might perhaps make him wiser than others was the fact that he realised that he was not wise. He understood his own limitations and was always open to learning from others. I agree with his thought on the individuals limited wisdom and I...

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