Egill has a diverse and international background. He started out in neural network research and programming. Egill was CEO at the medical device company Taugagreining and grew the company to an acquisition by CareFusion where he subsequently worked doing strategic marketing. He joined NSA Ventures in 2010. Egill is a board member of Akthelia, Azazo, Remake Electric, GreenQloud, Invector, Kaptio and Sólfar Studios.
Smári has been the CFO of NSA Ventures since the fund's inception in 1998. Before joining NSA Ventures, he enjoyed a long career at The Fisheries Investment Fund from 1978 where he became chief accountant in 1995. He serves on the board of NordicPhotos and Oxymap.
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Svala joined NSA Ventures in 2002, she is a licensed book-keeper from the University of Reykjavík. Prior to joining NSA Ventures, Svala worked for Decode Genetics.
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Hekla has been with NSA ventures since 2010. Previously she worked at Össur (NASDAQOMX), a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics. During the ten years at Össur the company grew from 50 to 1,200 employees and became a recognized technology pioneer, developing award-winning bionic products. At Össur Hekla had different roles, first in R&D and later as a product manager for Asia, based in Shanghai. Since joining the fund Hekla has been on the board of 13 tech companies in various fields, today she sits on the boards of Mint Solutions, Men and Mice, Cooori, 3Z and Admit.
Helga has enjoyed a diverse career in finance and international marketing. Previous employers include Íslandsbanki, Estee Lauder UK, Merill Lynch and the Trade Council of Iceland. Helga has also worked as advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry and participated in founding 3 startups. Helga joined NSA Ventures in 2009. She is a board member of Infomentor, Icelandic Start-ups, Dohop and Frumtak.
Jenny has a B.Sc. in mechanical- and industrial engineering from the University of Iceland and Dipl.-Ing. in engineering from KIT in Germany. She was VP of marketing and business development for the VC-backed BiOM Inc in Boston, USA. Before that she was CEO for Krumma ehf. and a product Manager at Össur. Jenný has been with NSA Ventures since 2014 and sits on the board of Gangverk, Oxymap, Mentis Cura, Stiki and BioCule.