THE TEAM

The Eyrir Venture Management team has extensive knowledge and experience in venture capital investments in addition to a solid corporate track record.

THE TEAM

The Eyrir Venture Management team has extensive knowledge and experience in venture capital investments in addition to a solid corporate track record.

The management of Eyrir Invest has actively contributed to the growth and success to several of Iceland´s most successful growth companies, such as Marel and Össur, as well as participating in several successful international ventures

INVESTMENT TEAM

Þórður Magnússon

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Magnusson is co-founder and chairman of Eyrir Invest. Prior to that, Magnusson was the CFO at Eimskip for over 20 years, and held seat on the boards of numerous Icelandic companies and organizations on behalf of Eimskip.

Chairman of the Board of Eyrir Invest, SagaNatura, AwareGo and eTactica.
Board member of many Icelandic companies, including, Byko, Norvik and Sæbýli.

Former Board member of Stork Technical Services, Iceland Chamber of Commerce and the University of Reykjavik. Former Vice-Chairman of Ossur hf.
Magnusson has been an active VC-investor for many years and is among the founders of Marorka, Handpoint and other companies.
MBA degree from the University of Minnesota
Cand.Oecon in Business Administration from the University of Iceland

ÖRN VALDIMARSSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Örn Valdimarsson is the Managing Director of Eyrir Venture Management. Previously Örn was the Managing Director of Investments at Eyrir Invest. Örn has led numerous investments on behalf of Eyrir and serves on the Board of Directors in several companies on behalf of
Eyrir Venture Management. Örn has over 20 years of experience with startups and VC investing.

STEFANÍA GUÐRÚN HALLDÓRSDÓTTIR

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EYRIR VÖXTUR

Stefanía Guðrún Halldórsdóttir is the Managing Director of Eyrir Vöxtur. Stefanía worked for Landsvirkjun – Iceland’s largest power producer, where she was Executive Director of Marketing and Business Development. She previously worked at CCP Games as the General Manager in Iceland, and as a Senior Development Director in the Shanghai office. Before joining CCP Games, Stefania worked for over 10 years in energy technology, on energy solutions and business intelligence.

MARTA HERMANNSDÓTTIR

RISK MANAGEMENT AND ESG SPECIALIST

Marta Hermannsdóttir is the Risk Management and ESG Specialist of Eyrir Venture Management. She previously worked in regulatory compliance and project management at Deutsche Bank’s investment banking division in Europe. Prior to that she worked as a senior consultant in London, focusing on AML/CTF projects in investment banking.

ÓLOF BJÖRK ÞORLEIFSDÓTTIR

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Prior to joining Eyrir, Thorleifsdottir worked in finance and accounting at the Fisheries Investment Fund, in back office at FBA Investment Bank and as an operational manager at the Gerduberg Cultural Centre.

Magnús Halldórsson

Investor Relations

Magnús Halldórsson lives in Seattle, USA, and actively represents Eyrir and portfolio companies in the States. His background is in journalism and media, having among other co- founded the internet-media company Kjarninn in Iceland.

INVESTMENT COUNCIL AND ADVISORS

Björn Aðalsteinsson

Björn Aðalsteinsson, Business Development Manager at Coripharma, has extensive experience from the pharmaceutical industry having served as Commercial Director and VP at Actavis Group.

Einar Sævarsson

Einar Sævarsson, founder and CEO of Activity Stream. Serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in building international teams and data driven cloud-based SaaS products.

Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir

Hrund Gunnsteinsson, Managing Director, Festa – Center for sustainability. Festa is a catalyst for change and a bridge builder between and within the public and private sector and focuses on sustainable development through the SDGs, climate change and corporate social responsibility in its broad sense.

Ingvar Pétursson

Ingvar Pétursson has extensive experience in various executive roles within technology and finance. He recently retired from his role as EVP Technology and Finance at Nintendo. Prior to that, he was CIO at Expedia, CTO at Corbis, and CIO at AT&T Wireless.

Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir

Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir has extensive experience in both management position as well as board position, in various field such as technology, aviation and travel, retail, energy, among others. Katrín Olga was the first female to be elected as a chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Iceland and she burns for diversity in all fields.

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, former CEO and CFO of Skipti hf. (Icelandic Telecom) and CFO of Grandi hf. Kristín also serves on the Boards of Directors of several Icelandic companies.

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson, founder of Calidris. Founded Calidris in 1998 and completed a successful exit to Sabre in 2010. Continued until 2013 as VP at Sabre. Active VC investor.

Salóme Guðmundsdóttir

Salóme Guðmundsdóttir is the former CEO of Icelandic Startups, the leading startup community organisation in Iceland. With over a decade of experience in operations and management she has extensive insights into the tech and startup scene, and significant experience of Nordic collaboration. Salóme has an AMP degree from IESE and is a Board Member at the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce.

INVESTMENT COUNCIL AND ADVISORS

Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir

Hrund Gunnsteinsson, Managing Director, Festa – Center for sustainability. Festa is a catalyst for change and a bridge builder between and within the public and private sector and focuses on sustainable development through the SDGs, climate change and corporate social responsibility in its broad sense.

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

Kristín Guðmundsdóttir, former CEO and CFO of Skipti hf. (Icelandic Telecom) and CFO of Grandi hf. Kristín also serves on the Boards of Directors of several Icelandic companies.

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson

Magnús Ingi Óskarsson, founder of Calidris. Founded Calidris in 1998 and completed a successful exit to Sabre in 2010. Continued until 2013 as VP at Sabre. Active VC investor.

Ingvar Pétursson

Ingvar Pétursson has extensive experience in various executive roles within technology and finance. He recently retired from his role as EVP Technology and Finance at Nintendo. Prior to that, he was CIO at Expedia, CTO at Corbis, and CIO at AT&T Wireless.

Björn Aðalsteinsson

Björn Aðalsteinsson, Business Development Manager at Coripharma, has extensive experience from the pharmaceutical industry having served as Commercial Director and VP at Actavis Group.

Magnús Halldórsson

Magnús Halldórsson lives in Seattle, USA, and actively represents Eyrir and portfolio companies in the States. His background is in journalism and media, having among other co- founded the internet-media company Kjarninn in Iceland.

Einar Sævarsson

Einar Sævarsson, founder and CEO of Activity Stream. Serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in building international teams and data driven cloud-based SaaS products.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Þórður
Magnússon

Kristín
Guðmundsdóttir

Magnús
Halldórsson