Meet the world class mentors of Startup Reykjavík

Our startups receive top notch mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, VCs and angel investors, university faculty, and leading industry experts, who give them their insights, feedback and valuable connections.


  Aðalsteinn Gunnar Jóhansson   CEO & Founder of Beringer Finance  Almost 20 years of experience from investment banking and entrepreneurship, focusing on technology businesses and entrepreneurs globally. I have lead over 150 transactions in my career as an investor, investment banker and entrepreneur.

Aðalsteinn Gunnar Jóhansson

CEO & Founder of Beringer Finance

Almost 20 years of experience from investment banking and entrepreneurship, focusing on technology businesses and entrepreneurs globally. I have lead over 150 transactions in my career as an investor, investment banker and entrepreneur.

  Agnar Sigmarsson   COO at Datasmoothie  Agnar founded the software company Transmit Software in 2009 and worked on a variety of software projects. In recent years, he has worked on the software Datasmoothie, a software solution that performs statistical calculations of data and facilitates presentation of them.

Agnar Sigmarsson

COO at Datasmoothie

Agnar founded the software company Transmit Software in 2009 and worked on a variety of software projects. In recent years, he has worked on the software Datasmoothie, a software solution that performs statistical calculations of data and facilitates presentation of them.

  Ágúst Freyr Takacs Ingason   Business Development Executive and Executive Producer  He is an experienced business development executive and Executive Producer and a firm believer in the importance of nurturing creativity in the development of a business, product or venture. It is what will set the successful companies and entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

Ágúst Freyr Takacs Ingason

Business Development Executive and Executive Producer

He is an experienced business development executive and Executive Producer and a firm believer in the importance of nurturing creativity in the development of a business, product or venture. It is what will set the successful companies and entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

  Andrés Jónsson   Strategic Advisor and Executive Search at Góð Samskipti

Andrés Jónsson

Strategic Advisor and Executive Search at Góð Samskipti

  Andri Kristinsson   CEO and Co-Founder at Travelade.  Andri is an entrepreneur at heart. He has led teams that build consumer products for over 400 million users at LinkedIn, where most recently he led newsfeed engagement. Prior to moving to the Bay Area to pursue an MBA at Stanford in 2011, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of Icelandic Startups.

Andri Kristinsson

CEO and Co-Founder at Travelade.

Andri is an entrepreneur at heart. He has led teams that build consumer products for over 400 million users at LinkedIn, where most recently he led newsfeed engagement. Prior to moving to the Bay Area to pursue an MBA at Stanford in 2011, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of Icelandic Startups.

   Ásgeir Vísir    Asgeir Visir is an entrepreneur, and User Experience designer, based in Iceland. Previously co-founded Blendin, Watchbox, and Watchbox for Work, and is now running The One, a mobile dating app aimed to help people meet their better half.

Ásgeir Vísir

Asgeir Visir is an entrepreneur, and User Experience designer, based in Iceland. Previously co-founded Blendin, Watchbox, and Watchbox for Work, and is now running The One, a mobile dating app aimed to help people meet their better half.

  Arnar Laufdal Ólafsson   CEO / OWNER at Kaptio, Founder at Datatracker

Arnar Laufdal Ólafsson

CEO / OWNER at Kaptio, Founder at Datatracker

  Ásbjörn Sigurjónsson   Business Analyst at Valia Investments  Asbjorn holds an MBA degree from Boston University. Prior to pursuing his MBA, he founded Silverberg Tech. He holds an B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is active in the startup ecosystem both in Boston and Iceland. Asbjorn has been working as Business Analyst at Valia Investments located in Boston

Ásbjörn Sigurjónsson

Business Analyst at Valia Investments

Asbjorn holds an MBA degree from Boston University. Prior to pursuing his MBA, he founded Silverberg Tech. He holds an B.S. in Industrial Engineering and is active in the startup ecosystem both in Boston and Iceland. Asbjorn has been working as Business Analyst at Valia Investments located in Boston

   Friðrik Friðriksson    Chief Financial Officer at NSA Ventures  Fridrik holds a CandOecon degree as well as MA in Economics and a MBA. He has a extensive experience in top management as well as a business consultant. Has been chairmain of the Board of CCP and Matis ohf. in Iceland. Fridrik loves to find critical success factors for moving on with a business  .

Friðrik Friðriksson

Chief Financial Officer at NSA Ventures

Fridrik holds a CandOecon degree as well as MA in Economics and a MBA. He has a extensive experience in top management as well as a business consultant. Has been chairmain of the Board of CCP and Matis ohf. in Iceland. Fridrik loves to find critical success factors for moving on with a business

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  Ásta Sigríður Fjeldsted   Managing Director at the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce.   Asta is a mechanical engineer and a former business consultant with McKinsey & Company in Tokyo. She has experience across public sector and high tech industry on strategy, e-business and operational effectiveness. She loves cross-country skiing and kite surfing.

Ásta Sigríður Fjeldsted

Managing Director at the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce. 

Asta is a mechanical engineer and a former business consultant with McKinsey & Company in Tokyo. She has experience across public sector and high tech industry on strategy, e-business and operational effectiveness. She loves cross-country skiing and kite surfing.

  Reynir Grétarsson   Co-founder of Creditinfo in 1997. CEO of the company from then until 2017. The company operates credit bureaux in 26 countries, mainly in emerging markets. Currently employees about 400 people. Owner of about 80% of the shares int he company.

Reynir Grétarsson

Co-founder of Creditinfo in 1997. CEO of the company from then until 2017. The company operates credit bureaux in 26 countries, mainly in emerging markets. Currently employees about 400 people. Owner of about 80% of the shares int he company.

  David Helgason   Founder of Unity & Partner at Noridcmakers.vc and Founder & Board member at Unity Technologies

David Helgason

Founder of Unity & Partner at Noridcmakers.vc and Founder & Board member at Unity Technologies

  Davíð Örn Símonarsson   CEO at Watchbox  An entrepreneur. The founder of Appollo X as well as the tourism company Zalibuna. Received funds from both angels and investment funds. Has been in and out of Silicon Valley since 2014.

Davíð Örn Símonarsson

CEO at Watchbox

An entrepreneur. The founder of Appollo X as well as the tourism company Zalibuna. Received funds from both angels and investment funds. Has been in and out of Silicon Valley since 2014.

  Helga Valfells   Managing Partner at Crowberry Capital.  Prior to founding crowBerry capital Helga was the CEO of NSA Ventures for 7 years. Helga managed a portfolio of 40 Venture companies, negotiated exits and was a board member of 13 start-ups. Helga served as Chairman of the Board of Frumtak 2010 to 2017. She holds degrees from Harvard and LBS.

Helga Valfells

Managing Partner at Crowberry Capital.

Prior to founding crowBerry capital Helga was the CEO of NSA Ventures for 7 years. Helga managed a portfolio of 40 Venture companies, negotiated exits and was a board member of 13 start-ups. Helga served as Chairman of the Board of Frumtak 2010 to 2017. She holds degrees from Harvard and LBS.

   Jonsi Stefansson    Vice President Cloud Services at NetApp  Jonsi is an experienced leader and entrepreneur with multiple successful exists. Jonsi is a true cloud visionary. Everything from product development to sales & marketing. Jonsi is the former CEO of Greenqloud and now Vice President of Cloud Services at NetApp.

Jonsi Stefansson

Vice President Cloud Services at NetApp

Jonsi is an experienced leader and entrepreneur with multiple successful exists. Jonsi is a true cloud visionary. Everything from product development to sales & marketing. Jonsi is the former CEO of Greenqloud and now Vice President of Cloud Services at NetApp.

  Eggert Claessen   Managing Partner at Frumtak Ventures

Eggert Claessen

Managing Partner at Frumtak Ventures

  Frosti Sigurjónsson   Chairman of the board at Dohop.  Entrepreneur and investor.

Frosti Sigurjónsson

Chairman of the board at Dohop.

Entrepreneur and investor.

  Georg Ludviksson   CEO at Meniga.  Georg Ludviksson is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Meniga. He has an almost 20 years of experience of founding, building and running software companies with a global ambitious and mindset.

Georg Ludviksson

CEO at Meniga.

Georg Ludviksson is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Meniga. He has an almost 20 years of experience of founding, building and running software companies with a global ambitious and mindset.

  Hekla Arnardóttir   Founding Partner at Crowberry Capital.  10 years in the field of medical technology and 7 years in venture capital. Experience in working with fast paced, innovative driven companies in international environment.

Hekla Arnardóttir

Founding Partner at Crowberry Capital.

10 years in the field of medical technology and 7 years in venture capital. Experience in working with fast paced, innovative driven companies in international environment.

  Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson   Corporate Entrepreneur at Arion Bank  Einar primarily works with startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iceland through his position at Arion Bank. Together with Icelandic Startups, Einar has been running Iceland's #1 accelerator, Startup Reykjavik in addition to assisting entrepreneurs raising capital.

Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson

Corporate Entrepreneur at Arion Bank

Einar primarily works with startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iceland through his position at Arion Bank. Together with Icelandic Startups, Einar has been running Iceland's #1 accelerator, Startup Reykjavik in addition to assisting entrepreneurs raising capital.

  Jenný Ruth Hrafnsdóttir   Founding Partner and VC at Crowberry Capital.   Jenný Ruth is a VC who has served on numerous boards of early stage companies. Management experience from publicly traded, privately held and venture capital backed companies in the States and in Iceland. Jenný is an engineer by trade and holds registered IPs. 

Jenný Ruth Hrafnsdóttir

Founding Partner and VC at Crowberry Capital. 

Jenný Ruth is a VC who has served on numerous boards of early stage companies.
Management experience from publicly traded, privately held and venture capital backed companies in the States and in Iceland. Jenný is an engineer by trade and holds registered IPs. 

  Jói Sigurðsson   CEO and Founder at Crankwheel.  Jói is the founder of CrankWheel, a technology startup that provides visual communication tools for sales teams. He worked for 10 years at Google as a Tech Lead, on projects with tens to hundreds of millions of users, and has spent about 11 years doing startups.

Jói Sigurðsson

CEO and Founder at Crankwheel.

Jói is the founder of CrankWheel, a technology startup that provides visual communication tools for sales teams. He worked for 10 years at Google as a Tech Lead, on projects with tens to hundreds of millions of users, and has spent about 11 years doing startups.

  Jón Páll Leifsson   Jón Páll is a marketing consultant and a part time entrepreneur with a background in sales, marketing and advertising. He is all for a creative marketing approach with a sharp focus on return on investment.

Jón Páll Leifsson

Jón Páll is a marketing consultant and a part time entrepreneur with a background in sales, marketing and advertising. He is all for a creative marketing approach with a sharp focus on return on investment.

  Guðrún Gyða Eyþórs Árnadóttir   Sales Manager at Controlant.  Guðrún Gyða Eyþórs Árnadóttir started in Journalism and PR before moving into the tech industry as an Key Account Manager, Product Manager and Customer Relation Manager. She is Sales Manager for Controlant Solutions.

Guðrún Gyða Eyþórs Árnadóttir

Sales Manager at Controlant.

Guðrún Gyða Eyþórs Árnadóttir started in Journalism and PR before moving into the tech industry as an Key Account Manager, Product Manager and Customer Relation Manager. She is Sales Manager for Controlant Solutions.

  Haraldur Þorkelsson   Partner at Investa  Has worked at the software company OZ since 1996 and worked closely with many of the world's largest technology companies to develop various communication solutions. He manages OZ's product development until the company was sold to Nokia. He worked for Nokia until 2010 and was, among other things, actively involved in policy management with Nokia.

Haraldur Þorkelsson

Partner at Investa

Has worked at the software company OZ since 1996 and worked closely with many of the world's largest technology companies to develop various communication solutions. He manages OZ's product development until the company was sold to Nokia. He worked for Nokia until 2010 and was, among other things, actively involved in policy management with Nokia.

  Liv Bergþórsdóttir   CEO at Nova.

Liv Bergþórsdóttir

CEO at Nova.

  Ólafur Andri Ragnarsson   Founder of Betware

Ólafur Andri Ragnarsson

Founder of Betware

  Hilmar Gunnarsson   Partner at Investa.  Hilmar founded Modio which got acquired by Autodesk in 2014. Prior to Modio he worked for OZ, where he led the company's sales and marketing activities, and managed the sales process when OZ was acquired by Nokia in 2008. Hilmar has been an active investor in Iceland for the last few years.

Hilmar Gunnarsson

Partner at Investa.

Hilmar founded Modio which got acquired by Autodesk in 2014. Prior to Modio he worked for OZ, where he led the company's sales and marketing activities, and managed the sales process when OZ was acquired by Nokia in 2008. Hilmar has been an active investor in Iceland for the last few years.

  Karl Guðmundsson   VP of Sales and Marketing at Florealis.  Karl has extensive experience in sales, marketing, product management and brand building in the health sector. He has been an executive at Ossur, Biomet and Ekso Bionics. He has lead several successful efforts in bringing new medical technologies to the markets, both in Europe and the US.

Karl Guðmundsson

VP of Sales and Marketing at Florealis.

Karl has extensive experience in sales, marketing, product management and brand building in the health sector. He has been an executive at Ossur, Biomet and Ekso Bionics. He has lead several successful efforts in bringing new medical technologies to the markets, both in Europe and the US.

  Kristján Freyr Kristjánsson   VP Marketing Products at Meniga.  Kristjan is a seasoned entrepreneur, manager, speaker and strategist. Kristjan is VP Marketing Products at Meniga. Prior to joining Meniga he was CEO at Icelandic Startups. He is an expert in business communication, operational management, UX design and sales strategies.

Kristján Freyr Kristjánsson

VP Marketing Products at Meniga.

Kristjan is a seasoned entrepreneur, manager, speaker and strategist. Kristjan is VP Marketing Products at Meniga. Prior to joining Meniga he was CEO at Icelandic Startups. He is an expert in business communication, operational management, UX design and sales strategies.

  Kjartan Örn Ólafsson   Founder and CEO at Volta ehf.  Kjartan Olafsson is an entrepreneur and occasional angel investor with one foot in New York and the other in Reykjavik. Kjartan leads Volta ehf, a private startup studio and is a founder of Basno. He studied philosophy and logic in Iceland and Italy, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kjartan Örn Ólafsson

Founder and CEO at Volta ehf.

Kjartan Olafsson is an entrepreneur and occasional angel investor with one foot in New York and the other in Reykjavik. Kjartan leads Volta ehf, a private startup studio and is a founder of Basno. He studied philosophy and logic in Iceland and Italy, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

  Kolbrún Hrafnkelsdóttir   CEO at Florealis.  Kolbrún is the CEO and founder of the pharmaceutical company Florealis and has been mentoring many startup teams. Kolbrún has been successful in finding investors and backers, bringing together the right team and creating a successful business model without losing focus on the customer needs.

Kolbrún Hrafnkelsdóttir

CEO at Florealis.

Kolbrún is the CEO and founder of the pharmaceutical company Florealis and has been mentoring many startup teams. Kolbrún has been successful in finding investors and backers, bringing together the right team and creating a successful business model without losing focus on the customer needs.

  Stefanía G. Halldórsdóttir   General Manager at CCPGames.  Stefania is the General Manager for CCP Iceland. In the past 8 years she has been working and innovating with different multidisciplinary teams at CCP in Iceland, USA and China and her passion is to motivate and support teams to deliver on their full potential.

Stefanía G. Halldórsdóttir

General Manager at CCPGames.

Stefania is the General Manager for CCP Iceland. In the past 8 years she has been working and innovating with different multidisciplinary teams at CCP in Iceland, USA and China and her passion is to motivate and support teams to deliver on their full potential.

  Örn Valdimarsson   Managing Director at Eyrir Invest.  Örn Valdimarsson is the Managing Director of Investments at Eyrir Invest and Managing Director of Eyrir Invests VC-fund, Eyrir Sprotar. Örn has lead numerous investments on behalf of Eyrir. Örn sits on the Board of Directors in several start-up companies.

Örn Valdimarsson

Managing Director at Eyrir Invest.

Örn Valdimarsson is the Managing Director of Investments at Eyrir Invest and Managing Director of Eyrir Invests VC-fund, Eyrir Sprotar. Örn has lead numerous investments on behalf of Eyrir. Örn sits on the Board of Directors in several start-up companies.

   Skúli Valberg     CEO & Founder at Arcticus.vc  Skuli Valberg, an experienced company builder, has carried multiple roles with start-ups and innovation; founder, investor, manager, strategic advisor, board director, cheer leader and a shoulder to cry on. An Industrial Engineer & MBA, obsessed with progress, fly-fishing, kayaking and motorcycles.

Skúli Valberg

CEO & Founder at Arcticus.vc

Skuli Valberg, an experienced company builder, has carried multiple roles with start-ups and innovation; founder, investor, manager, strategic advisor, board director, cheer leader and a shoulder to cry on. An Industrial Engineer & MBA, obsessed with progress, fly-fishing, kayaking and motorcycles.

  Svana Gunnarsdóttir   Investment Manager at Frumtak

Svana Gunnarsdóttir

Investment Manager at Frumtak

   Viggó Ásgeirsson    Co-Founder and Chief HR Officer at Meniga.   Viggó Ásgeirsson Co-founded Meniga in 2009 and also serves as its Chief HR Officer. He has extensive experience of marketing and managing financial web solutions. Before joining Meniga, he served as a Director of Marketing and E-Commerce at Landsbanki. He holds a BA degree in history MBA degree.

Viggó Ásgeirsson

Co-Founder and Chief HR Officer at Meniga. 

Viggó Ásgeirsson Co-founded Meniga in 2009 and also serves as its Chief HR Officer. He has extensive experience of marketing and managing financial web solutions. Before joining Meniga, he served as a Director of Marketing and E-Commerce at Landsbanki. He holds a BA degree in history MBA degree.

   Sigurður Arnljótsson    Managing Director at SA Framtak

Sigurður Arnljótsson

Managing Director at SA Framtak

   Magnús Björnsson    CEO at Men & Mice

Magnús Björnsson

CEO at Men & Mice

  Þórlindur Kjartansson   Founder at i2.  Thorlindur Kjartansson is the owner of i2 and serves as outisde counsel for tech companies. He focuses on sales negotiations and legal advice as well as marketing strategy.

Þórlindur Kjartansson

Founder at i2.

Thorlindur Kjartansson is the owner of i2 and serves as outisde counsel for tech companies. He focuses on sales negotiations and legal advice as well as marketing strategy.

   Sesselja Vilhjálmsdóttir    Founder and CEO at Tagplay.

Sesselja Vilhjálmsdóttir

Founder and CEO at Tagplay.

   Finnur Bjarni Kristjánsson    Software Development manager at Arion banki.

Finnur Bjarni Kristjánsson

Software Development manager at Arion banki.

  Magnús Ingi Óskarsson   Independent Startup Consultant

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson

Independent Startup Consultant

  Þórður Magnússon   Chairman at Eyrir Invest

Þórður Magnússon

Chairman at Eyrir Invest

   Arnar Thorisson    Owner, Iceland Invest ltd.  Co-founder/owner and Chairman of Íslensk fjárfesting ehf. (Iceland Invest). Chairman KILROY International A/S. Entrepreneur and investor. Has been involved in startups in various industries and countries. Cand Oecon from University of Iceland and MBA from IESE in Barcelona.

Arnar Thorisson

Owner, Iceland Invest ltd.

Co-founder/owner and Chairman of Íslensk fjárfesting ehf. (Iceland Invest). Chairman KILROY International A/S. Entrepreneur and investor. Has been involved in startups in various industries and countries. Cand Oecon from University of Iceland and MBA from IESE in Barcelona.

   Kari Thor Runarsson    CEO & Co-founder of Authenteq  Been in the startup hustle for 10 years, without losing my mind or all of my money (both a pretty impressive achievement!).  Started out as a founding team member of CLARA which was Iceland's first startup exit after the banking collapse in 2008 and have started a few ideas since then.

Kari Thor Runarsson

CEO & Co-founder of Authenteq

Been in the startup hustle for 10 years, without losing my mind or all of my money (both a pretty impressive achievement!). 
Started out as a founding team member of CLARA which was Iceland's first startup exit after the banking collapse in 2008 and have started a few ideas since then.

  Erik Figueras Torras   SVP and CTIO at Síminn  I am an expert in telephony. I have had a telephone at home since I was very young and I placed my first call when I was 3 years old. In average, it only takes me 4 seconds to answer a call and I can do it with both hands.

Erik Figueras Torras

SVP and CTIO at Síminn

I am an expert in telephony. I have had a telephone at home since I was very young and I placed my first call when I was 3 years old. In average, it only takes me 4 seconds to answer a call and I can do it with both hands.

   Bárður Örn Gunnarsson    Marketing and Business Development focusing on Tourism, AdTech and CleanTech. Digital Marketing Specialist.

Bárður Örn Gunnarsson

Marketing and Business Development focusing on Tourism, AdTech and CleanTech. Digital Marketing Specialist.

   Gísli Hjálmtýsson    Professor, Dean - School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University

Gísli Hjálmtýsson

Professor, Dean - School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University