We Were Selected to the Impact100 List: What is Norssken Foundation?

ecording has been selected for the 2022 Norrsken Impact100 list of the World’s Most Promising Impact Initiatives by Norrsken Foundation, the Centre for Technology and Impact Initiatives in Stockholm!

In this way, we would like to share this honour with you and inform you about the Norssken Foundation while our logo is in Times Square in New York.


What is the Norssken Foundation?

The Norrsken Foundation is a non-profit, non-religious and non-partisan organisation dedicated to helping entrepreneurs from around the world solve the world’s greatest challenges such as poverty, famine, mental health, pollution and climate change.

It was founded in June 2016 by Niklas Adalberth, founder of Klarna, a financial technology company.

The organisation runs an accelerator programme for start-ups and operates co-working spaces in Stockholm, Sweden, Kigali and Rwanda. In 2020, their offices, called Norrsken House, hosted more than 450 entrepreneurs from more than 130 companies.

Areas of Work of the Norssken Foundation

The Foundation manages Norrsken House in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe’s largest centre for technology and impact initiatives, and Norrsken House in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa’s most prominent start-up centre. 

He is developing Norrsken VC, a $130 million impact VC fund investing in the best entrepreneurs solving global challenges using technology, and Norrsken22, a $200 million growth fund supporting exceptional entrepreneurs building Africa’s new tech unicorns. 

He also leads the Norrsken Impact Accelerator, one of Europe’s leading Accelerator programmes for early-stage startups.

What is the Impact100 List that ecording is on?

Impact100 is an annual list of the world’s most promising impact initiatives, compiled by Norrsken and its nominated partners.

The list aims to highlight the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change and encourage individuals brave enough to try to change the world for the better.

Which Companies are Selected for Impact100?

It means being selected for the Impact 100 list:

  • Companies that make a positive global impact are an intrinsic and non-negotiable part of their business model.
  • High-risk, high-potential startups that aim to leverage scalable technology to do business and create a positive impact.
  • Businesses with a scalable business model and a proven ability to combine growth with positive global impact.
  • Companies that have brought to market at least one MVP product (a product with the most basic features required for launch and testing) and/or have raised at least Series A financing.
  • Companies making measurable, positive progress against 17 sustainable development goals
  • Companies that have the potential to become unicorn ventures in the future, whose work can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people

Why Was ecording Selected for the Impact100 List?

Founded in 2017, ecording aims to bring solutions that can create change and impact with the butterfly effect to humanity with innovative technologies and to support the fight against the climate crisis in the world by using the power of technology.

ecording started developing ecoDrones in 2017 to prevent deforestation and biodiversity loss. With ecoDrones, the unmanned aerial vehicles we developed in Turkey, we aimed to support reforestation and biodiversity efforts in the world by using technology by shooting seed cannons into hard-to-reach areas. 

In 2021, we focused on reducing carbon emissions and developed ecordingApp. In ecordingApp, we aimed to ensure that environmentally friendly activities that people can implement in their daily lives become a habit through a rewarding system with tasks for the benefit of the Earth. 

Our main motivation was to show people the tremendous change we can create even with a carbon footprint reduction of only 1% per year individually, and to present that we are the actual solution with our actions.

We will support our fight against the climate crisis, which started with ecoDrones and continued with ecordingApp, with alternative technologies that we will develop within the framework of the critical thresholds that form the limits of our planet until 2030. 

From 2030 to 2050, we are determined to repair the damages caused by the climate crisis together with all our stakeholders!

As stated in our manifesto called “mission2030 pursued by ecording“, we carry out all our activities within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and believe in the power of our global impact.