Norrsken is an impact ecosystem where entrepreneurs can find everything they need to make saving the world their business

Norrsken is a non-religious, non-partisan and non-profit foundation, founded in 2016. 

We believe that entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses are our best bet at solving some of the hardest and biggest problems in the world. Our mission is to support them on every step of that journey.

We do that by connecting founders with capital, knowledge, world-class working facilities and a global network of exceptional individuals and organizations. 

Because if they win, we all win.

Our team

Agate Freimane
General partner
Norrsken VC
Harini Annadanam
Business development manager
Norrsken Foundation
Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Johanna Blendow
Global partnerships manager
Norrsken Foundation
Fabian Erici
Investment manager
Norrsken VC
Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
Norrsken Foundation
David Liu
General Manager - Stockholm
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Svensson
International operations manager
Norrsken Foundation
Funda Sezgi
Managing Director - Impact Accelerator
Norrsken Foundation
Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
Norrsken VC
Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
Norrsken Foundation
Nina Wenström
Art director
Norrsken Foundation
Thom Feeney
General Manager (parental leave)
Norrsken Foundation
Daniel Goldberg
CMO
Norrsken Foundation
Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
Norrsken VC
David Frykman
General partner
Norrsken VC
Tove Larsson
General partner
Norrsken VC
Mikaela Sjölund
Management trainee
Norrsken Foundation
Sara Kappelmark
COO & CFO
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Andersin
Business controller
Norrsken Foundation
Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
Norrsken Foundation
Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
Norrsken Foundation
Sara Ozorai
Community manager
Norrsken Foundation
Natalia Reinoso
House & community associate
Norrsken Foundation
Netta Hultqvist
Operations intern
Norrsken Foundation
Zaki Ghazal
Investment intern
Norrsken Foundation
Cornelia Andersdotter
Events manager
Norrsken Foundation
Nour Askary
Social media manager
Norrsken Foundation
Erik Engellau-Nilsson
CEO
Norrsken Foundation
Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
Norrsken22
Maina Murage
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Hans Otterling
Founding partner
Norrsken22
Lexi Novitske
General partner
Norrsken22
Natalie Kolbe
General partner
Norrsken22
Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
Norrsken22
Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
Norrsken22
Stine Foss
CFO
Norrsken22

Our board

Agate Freimane
General partner
Norrsken VC
Harini Annadanam
Business development manager
Norrsken Foundation
Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Johanna Blendow
Global partnerships manager
Norrsken Foundation
Fabian Erici
Investment manager
Norrsken VC
Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
Norrsken Foundation
David Liu
General Manager - Stockholm
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Svensson
International operations manager
Norrsken Foundation
Funda Sezgi
Managing Director - Impact Accelerator
Norrsken Foundation
Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
Norrsken VC
Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
Norrsken Foundation
Nina Wenström
Art director
Norrsken Foundation
Thom Feeney
General Manager (parental leave)
Norrsken Foundation
Daniel Goldberg
CMO
Norrsken Foundation
Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
Norrsken VC
David Frykman
General partner
Norrsken VC
Tove Larsson
General partner
Norrsken VC
Mikaela Sjölund
Management trainee
Norrsken Foundation
Sara Kappelmark
COO & CFO
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Andersin
Business controller
Norrsken Foundation
Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
Norrsken Foundation
Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
Norrsken Foundation
Sara Ozorai
Community manager
Norrsken Foundation
Natalia Reinoso
House & community associate
Norrsken Foundation
Netta Hultqvist
Operations intern
Norrsken Foundation
Zaki Ghazal
Investment intern
Norrsken Foundation
Cornelia Andersdotter
Events manager
Norrsken Foundation
Nour Askary
Social media manager
Norrsken Foundation
Erik Engellau-Nilsson
CEO
Norrsken Foundation
Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
Norrsken22
Maina Murage
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Hans Otterling
Founding partner
Norrsken22
Lexi Novitske
General partner
Norrsken22
Natalie Kolbe
General partner
Norrsken22
Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
Norrsken22
Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
Norrsken22
Stine Foss
CFO
Norrsken22
Stine Foss
CFO
Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
Natalie Kolbe
General partner
Lexi Novitske
General partner
Hans Otterling
Founding partner
Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
Maina Murage
Investment manager
Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
Nour Askary
Social media manager
Cornelia Andersdotter
Events manager
Zaki Ghazal
Investment intern
Netta Hultqvist
Operations intern
Natalia Reinoso
House & community associate
Sara Ozorai
Community manager
Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
Anton Andersin
Business controller
Sara Kappelmark
COO & CFO
Mikaela Sjölund
Management trainee
Daniel Goldberg
CMO
David Liu
General Manager - Stockholm
Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
Fabian Erici
Investment manager
Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
Anton Svensson
International operations manager
Nina Wenström
Art director
Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
Tove Larsson
General partner
Thom Feeney
General Manager (parental leave)
Johanna Blendow
Global partnerships manager
Harini Annadanam
Business development manager
Funda Sezgi
Managing Director - Impact Accelerator
Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
Erik Engellau-Nilsson
CEO
David Frykman
General partner
Agate Freimane
General partner

We believe in radical transparency

 Innovation thrives in openness. That’s why we created a set of blueprints as a guide to what we have done, what we do and why we do it.

We hope that by sharing our experiences, it may serve as inspiration for whatever you are trying to achieve.

If there’s anything else you want to know, please drop us an email and let us know.

Our Impact

Every investment we make through Norrsken VC comes with its own set of impact KPI:s. We follow up in our annual Impact Report. It details our impact assessment model and summarizes the net impact driven by Norrsken portfolio companies over the past 12 months. 

What the press have said

FAQ
IT’S A LOT TO TAKE IN, WE KNOW. LET’S TRY TO CLEAR UP ANY MIXED MESSAGES.

Who are Norrsken Foundation?

We are a non-religious, non-partisan, non-profit foundation with a strong belief in effective altruism. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs solve the world's greatest problems. We do that by connecting founders with capital, knowledge, world-class working facilities and a global network of exceptional people and organizations. Although we are based in Stockholm, Sweden, we see ourselves as world citizens.

Who is on the Norrsken team?

Stine Foss

Olamide Banjo

Ngetha Waithaka

Natalie Kolbe

Lexi Novitske

Hans Otterling

Bernad Ghartey

Maina Murage

Amanda Plowes

Nour Askary

Cornelia Andersdotter

Zaki Ghazal

Netta Hultqvist

Natalia Reinoso

Sara Ozorai

Magali Roy Bentley

Viviane Helminen

Anton Andersin

Sara Kappelmark

Mikaela Sjölund

Daniel Goldberg

David Liu

Lisen Oliw

Pascal Murasira

Elie Habimana

Fredrik Andersson

Alexander Danielsson

Fabian Erici

Christer Bergquist

Anton Svensson

Nina Wenström

Tove Rådelius

Tove Larsson

Thom Feeney

Johanna Blendow

Harini Annadanam

Funda Sezgi

Niklas Adalberth

Erik Engellau-Nilsson

David Frykman

Agate Freimane

How are you funded?

Norrsken is privately funded by its founder.

How are you organized?

Norrsken (802479-5448) is a Swedish foundation registered at Länsstyrelsen Stockholm and is fully taxable in Sweden just like any other corporation.The daily operations are run through a regular limited corporation (Stockholmsnorrskenet AB,  559032-5741) that is fully owned by Norrsken Foundation.

How can I contribute?

We are currently not open for donations, but we are always interested in getting in contact with companies who can support us pro-bono with their expertise. Please reach out to us at info@norrskenfoundation.org

How do I apply for an investment?

We're constantly scanning the global impact tech scene for teams/companies with promising solutions to the world's most crucial social and civic issues. Read more about our funds, and how to get in touch, by clicking investments in the menu bar above.

How can I work with you?

Do you want to be part of our team? We are always interested in getting in touch with good people who have big ideas and even bigger hearts. You'll find open positions at Norrsken listed on our job board.

I’ve heard you believe in diversity and transparency, how do you live by that?

We believe that a diverse team produce better results so we try to staff and pay equally. We also think transparency is good and try to lead by example. We’re not perfect and we expect this section to grow and develop.

How do I get in contact with you?

You can email us directly at info@norrskenfoundation.org.

Special thanks

Ok, that's not really a question. But we really would like to give our thanks to Projektbyrån, Nymans Elektriska, Gärahovs Bygg, Lintex, SA möbler, Meetech, A/O Interior Design, Evert Lindelöf Inredningsservice, Zound Industries, Reforma, Gunnebo, Lumen Arkitekter, Spektra Neon, NAI Swefa, Stureplansgruppen, Hässelby Blommor and Designers Guild for all sponsoring us with their invaluable knowledge, and for supporting us in building one of the important pillars that defines what Norrsken Foundation is all about.