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Bala Kamallakharan

Iceland Venture Studio and Startup Iceland
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Bala Kamallakharan is the Founder and CEO of Startup Iceland, a grassroots initiative aimed at building a sustainable startup ecosystems in Iceland.

He has served as an executive board member for Guide to Iceland and TravelShift. Over the years, Bala has invested, mentored, and served as Chairman of the Board at CLARA (Resonata), the Icelandic Community Analytics company, which was acquired by Jive Software in 2013.

Bala has invested in various early stage ventures, including Buuteeq (acquired by Priceline.com), Mattermark, and Genome Compiler (acquired by Twist Biosciences).