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Spakur raises a 120M ISK Series A for Freyja Healthcare

Spakur raises a 120M ISK Series A for Freyja Healthcare

Freyja Healthcare lead by Jón Ívar Einarsson announces the closing of a its series A financing The company is located in Boston where Jón Ívar holds the position of Professor at Harvard Medical School. The round consists of an investment of 120M ISK (1M USD) by...
Drone in the shape of a bird

Drone in the shape of a bird

The startup company Flygildi has closed an angel financing round to fund its overseas marketing efforts. Flygildi’s competitive edge comes from its drone’s design. The drone flies using flapping wings for lift and propulsion, disguising itself as a bird. Spakur...
Spakur, raises a 51M ISK series A for geoSilica.

Spakur, raises a 51M ISK series A for geoSilica.

The Icelandic silica supplement company geoSilica announces completion of a 51M  (≈ 450.000 USD) series A financing round with the help of Spakur Finance. GeoSilica has had good headwind recently, with close of a 40M ISK  (≈ 350.000 USD) seed round last...
How valuable are grey hairs in Iceland?

How valuable are grey hairs in Iceland?

There has been a lot of discussion in Iceland recently about the difficulty ex-politicians face when looking for work, which is the opposite of the situation ex-politicians face in many countries. Ex-politicians should be considered valuable employees as there is real...
Technological progress and the future of work

Technological progress and the future of work

Icelanders recently celebrated the 100-year anniversary of their sovereignty. The technological advancements of the last 100 years have been staggering and experts estimate that the rate of advancement will only grow in the coming decades. It is therefore appropriate...
Spakur: geoSilica raises a 40M ISK seed round

Spakur: geoSilica raises a 40M ISK seed round

geoSilica an Icelandic supplement company making silica supplements from geothermal ground water completes it´s seed round financing with the help of Spakur. The company has been steadily increasing its domestic sales while expanding abroad. The seed round funds...