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

Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
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Fabian Erici
Investment manager
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Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
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Vera Markovic
Business Analyst
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Funda Sezgi
Co-CEO
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Kelly Bueno Martinez
Global Expansion Manager
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Michelle Umurungi
Business Development and Partnership Manager
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Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
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David Liu
House & Community Lead
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Nour Askary
Social media manager
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Cornelia Andersdotter
Impact Week Project leader
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Morgane Schwab
Partner Relations Manager
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David Frykman
General partner
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Daniel Goldberg
CCO
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Sara Kappelmark
Co-CEO
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Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
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Anton Andersin
Business controller
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Cathy Chen
Acquisition and Growth Lead
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Agate Freimane
General partner
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Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
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Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
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Tove Larsson
General partner
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Inez Atmer
Business Development Manager
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Anton Svensson
International operations manager
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Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
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Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
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Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
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Nina Wenström
Art director
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Johanna Blendow
COO Launcher
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Cristian Samuelsson
Tech Lead
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Erik Engellau-Nilsson
Co-founder Launcher
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Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
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Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
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Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
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Maina Murage
Investment manager
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Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
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Hans Otterling
Founding partner
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Lexi Novitske
General partner
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Stine Foss
CFO
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Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
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Natalie Kolbe
General partner
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Our board

Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Fabian Erici
Investment manager
Norrsken VC
Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
Norrsken Foundation
Vera Markovic
Business Analyst
Norrsken Foundation
Funda Sezgi
Co-CEO
Norrsken Foundation
Kelly Bueno Martinez
Global Expansion Manager
Norrsken Foundation
Michelle Umurungi
Business Development and Partnership Manager
Norrsken Foundation
Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
Norrsken Foundation
David Liu
House & Community Lead
Norrsken Foundation
Nour Askary
Social media manager
Norrsken Foundation
Cornelia Andersdotter
Impact Week Project leader
Norrsken Foundation
Morgane Schwab
Partner Relations Manager
Norrsken Foundation
David Frykman
General partner
Norrsken VC
Daniel Goldberg
CCO
Norrsken Foundation
Sara Kappelmark
Co-CEO
Norrsken Foundation
Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Andersin
Business controller
Norrsken Foundation
Cathy Chen
Acquisition and Growth Lead
Norrsken Foundation
Agate Freimane
General partner
Norrsken VC
Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
Norrsken VC
Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
Norrsken VC
Tove Larsson
General partner
Norrsken VC
Inez Atmer
Business Development Manager
Norrsken Foundation
Anton Svensson
International operations manager
Norrsken Foundation
Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
Norrsken Foundation
Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
Norrsken Foundation
Nina Wenström
Art director
Norrsken Foundation
Johanna Blendow
COO Launcher
Norrsken Foundation
Cristian Samuelsson
Tech Lead
Norrsken Foundation
Erik Engellau-Nilsson
Co-founder Launcher
Norrsken Foundation
Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
Norrsken Foundation
Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
Norrsken22
Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Maina Murage
Investment manager
Norrsken22
Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
Norrsken22
Hans Otterling
Founding partner
Norrsken22
Lexi Novitske
General partner
Norrsken22
Stine Foss
CFO
Norrsken22
Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
Norrsken22
Natalie Kolbe
General partner
Norrsken22
Elie Habimana
Director of operations - East Africa
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Fabian Erici
Investment manager
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Viviane Helminen
Head of People and Culture
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Vera Markovic
Business Analyst
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Funda Sezgi
Co-CEO
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Kelly Bueno Martinez
Global Expansion Manager
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Michelle Umurungi
Business Development and Partnership Manager
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Christer Bergquist
COO & CFO (parental leave)
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David Liu
House & Community Lead
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Nour Askary
Social media manager
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Cornelia Andersdotter
Impact Week Project leader
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Morgane Schwab
Partner Relations Manager
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David Frykman
General partner
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Daniel Goldberg
CCO
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Sara Kappelmark
Co-CEO
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Magali Roy Bentley
Investment & operations associate
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Anton Andersin
Business controller
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Cathy Chen
Acquisition and Growth Lead
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Agate Freimane
General partner
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Tove Rådelius
Senior investment manager
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Alexander Danielsson
Investment director
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Tove Larsson
General partner
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Inez Atmer
Business Development Manager
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Anton Svensson
International operations manager
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Pascal Murasira
Managing Director - East Africa
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Fredrik Andersson
Investment manager - Africa
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Lisen Oliw
Managing Director - Nordics
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Nina Wenström
Art director
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Johanna Blendow
COO Launcher
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Cristian Samuelsson
Tech Lead
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Erik Engellau-Nilsson
Co-founder Launcher
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Niklas Adalberth
Founder & chairman
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Amanda Plowes
Executive assistant
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Bernad Ghartey
Investment manager
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Maina Murage
Investment manager
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Olamide Banjo
Finance & admin assistant
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Hans Otterling
Founding partner
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Lexi Novitske
General partner
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Stine Foss
CFO
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Ngetha Waithaka
General partner
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Natalie Kolbe
General partner
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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

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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?

Cristian Samuelsson

Michelle Umurungi

Vera Markovic

Inez Atmer

Morgane Schwab

Kelly Bueno Martinez

Cathy Chen

Stine Foss

Olamide Banjo

Ngetha Waithaka

Natalie Kolbe

Lexi Novitske

Hans Otterling

Bernad Ghartey

Maina Murage

Amanda Plowes

Nour Askary

Cornelia Andersdotter

Magali Roy Bentley

Viviane Helminen

Anton Andersin

Sara Kappelmark

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

Johanna Blendow

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.