Where doing good meets modern technology

A tiny smartphone is powerful enough to guide 120 million Apollo 11 rockets to the moon. The tools to change the world are in the hands of millions. Yet we google cats. To us, life hacks aren't just about finding clever ways to make living easy, but about finding better ways to be humans. We investigate, ideate and invest with the ambition to create as much good as possible using what we know best: product and business development, creativity and technology. We work and scale as a business. We are always data-driven with clear metrics and a strong demand for profit. But for us, profit is measured not in money, but in lives.


The Norrsken initiatives combine high risk with high impact. We believe this is an unexplored territory in a world where non-profits avoid financial risks and venture capitalists focus only on financial return.



Klarity engages citizens in exposing everyday corruption. 1 out of 4 people around the world have to pay bribes to access public services, Klarity aims to give them a voice.



Increasing our speed can never compensate for heading in the wrong direction. We believe a better society comes from wiser decisions and actions. Therefore 29k aims to democratize personal growth by combining the best empirical experience, research and tech.


We support the most driven entrepreneurs out there solving some of the world’s biggest problems. With funding, expertise and networks, we help them and their big ideas reach full potential and maximum impact.



Doctrin is on a mission to significantly improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare through their e-health solutions. Doctrin’s belief is that patients are an under-utilised resource that wants to be more involved in their own healthcare process. Therefore, they have developed digital solutions for doctors' consultations to increase patient involvement and facilitate doctor-patient communication.



A swift and clever app for offering and accepting jobs and making successful integration a reality. Just Arrived gives new arrivals a chance to enter the labor market.



One third of all food produced is never consumed. Karma reduces food waste by helping restaurants and grocery stores sell their surplus food instead of throwing it away. The consumers can save food directly in the Karma app at a discounted price and get high quality food for less.



A digital meeting place where friendships and real-life value are created, right in your smartphone. Welcome tackles integration issues by connecting locals and the newly arrived.


Norrsken House is a 2400+ sqm creative cluster for driven tech entrepreneurs and people who want to solve global issues, located in downtown Stockholm.

Q: Who are Norrsken Foundation?

We are a non-religious, non-partisan, non-profit Foundation with a strong belief in Effective Altruism. We support and invest in both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations, whichever we believe is most likely to have a positive impact on society. Although we are based in Stockholm, Sweden, we see ourselves as world citizens.

Q: Who is on the Norrsken team?

Christoffer Ripe, Trainee

David Frykman, Investment

Erik Engellau-Nilsson, CEO

Frida Siwe, Finance

Jessica Guter, Project

Johan Widén, Trainee

Klara Hansen, Office

Louise Dahlborn Samet, Product

Max Larsson von Reybekiel, Marketing

Niklas Adalberth, Founder

Petter Wallberg, Community

Susanna Campbell, Investment

Funda Sezgi, Chief of House
Q: How are you funded?

Norrsken is privately funded by its founder.

Q: 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.

Q: 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

Q: 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.


Q: 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. Please fill out this form and put yourself on our radar if you think this could be you.


Q: How do I get in contact with you?

For press inquiries, please click here. For general inquiries, please contact

Q: Special thanks

Ok, that's not really a question. But we really would like to give our thanks to Balder Fastigheter, Guise Arkitekter, Projektbyrån, IQT and Svenska Brand 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.