Kjartan Olafsson Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 2


Kjartan Olafsson General Information


Mr. Kjartan Örn Ólafsson serves as Venture Partner and Board Director at Brunnur Ventures. He Co-Founded Basno. He is an entrepreneur and investor with one foot in New York and the other in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is the founder and CEO of Volta Labs Venture Development (a private startup studio and micro VC), a Partner at Volta Funds (a fund management company that services international investors), a digital certification platform, and co-creator of BlockSign, an innovative blockchain-service for legally signing documents. He is an angel investor with a seat on the board of directors at a handful of startups and tech companies. In addition to his commercial endeavors, He sits on the Board of Directors at Harpa Concert Hall, and UNICEF in Iceland. Previously He served as the Director of Business Development for the international media company Bertelsmann Inc. in New York and worked closely with Bertelsmann portfolio companies in the U.S. and U.K. on various digital media initiatives; including SonyBMG Music, Random House, and Fremantle Media. He was honored as "Mentor of the Year" at Startup Reykjavik in 2013, and received the Nordic Startup Awards as "Best Business Angel 2016, Iceland". He studied philosophy and logic in Iceland and Italy, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Laugavegi 7
  • Reykjavik, 101
  • Iceland
+354 571 0000

Kjartan Olafsson Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Blendin 10-Apr-2014 Seed Round 00000 Application Software Out of Business 0000000 00000000
00000000 (0000 000 00000 (00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 00000000
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Kjartan Olafsson Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Watchbox (Palo Alto) 01-May-2019 Out of Business
0000000 01-Oct-2017 000 00 00000000
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Kjartan Olafsson Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Kjartan Olafsson Angel Investor 0 0 0 Reykjavik, Iceland
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