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We are a non-profit foundation built on the belief that entrepreneur­ship and modern technology can be forces for good.

We live in the best
of times

Human ingenuity has created a world of abundance.
Rapid advances in technology have made things possible that, just a few decades ago, we could not imagine in our wildest dreams.

There’s never been more of us. We’ve never had greater powers to shape our world than we do today.

We live in the worst
of times

Our obsession with growth is killing the substrate on which life depends. We are currently overshooting 6 out of 9 planetary boundaries. Species extinction rates are >100x higher than the historical average.

An abundance of feel good distractions have led to an explosion of addiction, obesity and mental health problems. 300 million people worldwide are suffering from depression.

We are building  a global ecosystem that gives founders the knowledge, capital and network they need, to make saving the planet their business.

Because if they win, we all win.

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Houses

Norrsken Houses are hubs for entrepreneurs with a vision to make the world a better place.

Stockholm
Barcelona
Kigali
Investments

Backing force of nature founders taking on the world's greatest challenges.

Norrsken VC
Norrsken Accelerator
Norrsken Launcher
Norrsken 22
Africa Seed Fund
Initiatives

Sometimes we embark on initiatives of our own whether it's a brand new venture or us partnering with entrepreneurs.

29K
Impact Week
ABC Labs
Cellolabs
Impact/100
Norrsken Mind
The Houses

Norrsken Houses are hubs for entrepreneurs with a vision to make the world a better place.

The Initiatives

Sometimes we embark on initiatives of our own whether it's a brand new venture or us partnering with entrepreneurs.

The Investments

Backing force of nature founders taking on the world's greatest challenges.

Norrsken House Stockholm
Norrsken House Barcelona
Norrsken House Kigali
Norrsken VC
Norrsken Launcher
Norrsken Accelerator
Norrsken 22
Africa Seed Fund

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We have raised and deployed some 
of the largest impact-focused venture capital funds in the world. We are always looking for new investors to join our mission.

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Our

Houses

Investments

Backing force of nature founders taking on the world's greatest challenges.

Norrsken VC

Europe
Early Stage
Europe
Early Stage

Norrsken VC

Purpose

For force of nature founders taking on the world’s biggest challenges, Norrsken VC is Europe’s leading impact VC. We back force of nature founders taking on the world’s greatest challenges.

http://norrsken.vc
Geography

Europe

Target stage

Early Stage

Launcher

Global
Pre seed/Seed
Global
Pre seed/Seed

Launcher

Purpose

Norrsken Launcher embeds deeply with innovators and opportunities to bring pioneering solutions to market, transforming scientific ideas & extensive research into successful business ventures.

http://norrsken.org/launcher
Geography

Global (focus: Nordics)

Target stage

Pre seed/Seed

Accelerator

Global
Pre/Early Seed
Global
Pre/Early Seed

Accelerator

Purpose

For early stage founders with a vision for a better world, Norrsken Accelerator is a tailor-made program that will put rocket boosters on your company. We put rocket-boosters on the world’s most promising impact startups.

http://accelerator.norrsken.org
Geography

Global

Target stage

Pre/Early Seed

Norrsken 22

Africa
Series A-C
Africa
Series A-C

Norrsken 22

Purpose

For exceptional founders building Africa’s new tech giants, Norrsken22 provides growth capital and deep strategic value, while positioning them for international expansion and impact.

http://norrsken22.com
Geography

Pan African (focus on Kenya, South Africa & Nigeria)

Target stage

Series A-C

Africa Seed Fund

Africa
Pre seed/Seed
Africa
Pre seed/Seed

Africa Seed Fund

Purpose

For African tech founders at the start of their journey, Norrsken Africa Seed Fund supports your growth journey through funding, connections and the reach and network of a global impact ecosystem. 

http://norrsken.org/africa-seed-fund
Geography

Sub-Saharan Africa

Target stage

Pre seed/Seed

Our Initiatives

Norrsken Foundation is a founding partner in Cellcolabs, a venture originally set up by investment company Takura. Our vision is to dramatically scale up the production of mesenchymal stem cells, making them available at much lower cost and for a much wider range of treatments than currently.

ABC Labs was created as a direct response to challenges posed by the coronavirus to the Swedish healthcare system. The company, which provides rapidly scalable, state-of-the-art PCR and ELISA testing, was initially built and deployed over seven weeks. It now consistently represents up to 25% of all national testing for Covid-19 with over 2.7 million tests completed.

A week filled with intellectual conversations and meaningful meetings that gathers CEOs, top talents, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and startups under the same roof with the purpose of inspiring everyone to take action and be a driving force for change.

The world needs better role-models. That's why we created the Impact/100. It's an annual ranking of the world's most promising impact startups. It exists to spotlight and make role-models out of the visionary entrepreneurs who are changing the world for the better. Because if they win, we all win.

With global rates of mental health issues like depression, anxiety and addiction remaining high, current treatments are struggling to keep up. We’re proud to launch Norrsken MindPsychedelic Science Initiative. A Swedish non-profit initiative focused on supporting research on psychedelic-assisted treatments.

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