Hannes Smarason Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 1

  • Portfolio
  • 1

Hannes Smarason General Information


Mr. Hannes Smarason served as Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Genuity Science. He served as a Board Member at TScan Therapeutics. He Co-Founded Genuity Science. He is also an angel investor. He co-founded WuXi NextCODE along with Dr. Jeff Gulcher and served as its CEO until March 2018. He has been a longtime advisor to deCODE genetics and its venture investors Polaris Venture Partners and ARCH Venture Partners and contributed to the strategy that culminated in the $415 million sale of deCODE genetics to Amgen. Mr. Smarason previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Business and Finance at the company (1997-2004) during which time deCODE genetics achieved worldwide recognition as the global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome. During his tenure, Mr. Smarason led the first IPO by an Icelandic company in the U.S., structured and negotiated alliances with pharmaceutical companies, and led the strategic acquisition of a drug discovery company. Before joining deCODE Genetics, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company serving Fortune 100 clients in the finance, healthcare, and hospitality sectors. He also served as the Chairman and CEO of Icelandair and its parent company FL Group in the mid- to late- 2000's. Mr. Smarason has served on boards across a variety of sectors related to investment and advisory activity and is active across a range of charitable organizations. He received his master's degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he also earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 1975 West El Camino Real
  • Suite 204
  • Mountain View, CA 94040
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Hannes Smarason Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
NewsWhip 12-Sep-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue

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Hannes Smarason Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Hannes Smarason Angel Investor 0 0 Mountain View, CA

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