Norrsken is an impact ecosystem where entrepreneurs can find everything they need to make saving the world their business. Our work stems from a belief in entrepreneurship and new technology as forces that can positively impact the world.
We run award-winning Norrsken House hubs in Stockholm, Sweden, Kigali, Rwanda and (soon) Barcelona, Spain.
Norrsken’s five funds have raised >500mUSD to back exceptional entrepreneurs who combine profit with positive global impact: Norrsken VC, Norrsken22, Norrsken Accelerator, Norrsken Launcher and Norrsken Africa Seed Fund.
Norrsken is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-religious foundation. It was founded by Niklas Adalberth, co-founder of payment services unicorn Klarna.
Instead of making billions of dollars, the goal is to make the world better for a billion people.
Norrsken is likely to rack up some big failures, its backers acknowledge. But if it at least succeeds in part it may well become another Swedish model worth emulating.
Venture capitalists looking for sustainable startups are plowing more money than ever into Sweden, turning country into Europe’s biggest magnet for impact investors.
We believe we can have a bigger long-term impact by supporting entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses to solve some of the world’s biggest problems
The aim is to find and invest in startups that have the potential to scale up to a level where they can positively affect the lives of at least one billion people.
The Norrsken Foundation has been attempting to prove it is possible to turn a profit from ethical industries
For five years, Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation has helped social tech entrepreneurs in Africa and elsewhere solve societal and environmental challenges by investing in their ideas
A who’s who of Swedish tech founders and chief executives have committed finances to a new impact fund focused on supporting entrepreneurs in Africa.
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.
Thomas van Putten
Srishti Gupta Narasimhan
Magali Roy Bentley
Norrsken is privately funded by its founder.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.