Funda Sezgi



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Before assuming the co-CEO role at Norrsken Foundation, Funda Sezgi co-founded Norrsken' Accelerator. In its two years, the accelerator received approximately 5000 applications from 120 countries & invested in 40 of the most promising early-stage impact tech startups from around the world.

Funda also held the COO role at Norrsken Foundation's COO where she was responsible for the operations, partnerships, and expansion to Africa and Europe. She also headed Norrsken House and was in charge of setting up and running their first entrepreneurial hub in Stockholm. Funda has been part of the management team since she joined Norrsken in its early days.

Prior to joining Norrsken, Funda worked as a market analyst, a management consultant, and led an international acceleration program helping social entrepreneurs scale to new markets. Funda earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from IESE Business School, where she focused on impact ventures and their scaling strategies. She also spent time in Silicon Valley as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.