Fueled financing by start-ups

Sigurður Arnljótsson, founder of Brunns Ventures, shared his expertise in front of a full auditorium in Gróska about the indicator environment in Iceland and its development over the years. Klak – Icelandic Startups, in collaboration with Northstack, invited to an event on "Insights into the Icelandic VC Ecosystem" in Gróska ́s auditorium at Iceland Innovation Week, while Haraldur Hugosson from Northstack chaired a panel discussion as well as presenting the latest trends in Icelandic indicator environment and gender analysis on a funding report.

After the talks, a panel discussion took place where respected experts on VC Ecosystem issues sat for answers where entrepreneurs gained valuable knowledge. Soffía Gunnarsdóttir, Managing Director of Investments, from Birta Pension Fund, Sigurður Arnljótsson, Founder at Brunnur Ventures and Rünno Allikivi, investor at Danish Export and Investment Fund (EIFO) sat down for answers and shared their insights on new policies.

Rünno Allikivi, investor at Danish Export and Investment Fund (EIFO)

Change does not happen in a vacuum, nor in a closed room. Challenging each other to look, listen and learn is key to innovation and growth. As a foreign transplant in the Icelandic venture ecosystem, I am thrilled to see how challenging the status quo is starting to fuel a new wave of VC. KLAK has been and is instrumental in bringing this change into the early state startup ecosystem by anchoring accelerator programs for entrepreneurs and investors, and its continued backing of new initiatives will surely increase the quality of venture in Iceland at all levels."