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HELENA RIESE HARSTAD
The Co-Founder and working Chairman of the board
Optimizer Foundation is a global, non-profit foundation established in 2017, based out of Stockholm. We have been founded by, and are originally funded with seed capital from Optimizer Invest. Optimizer Invest is an investment company investing in and supporting early-stage companies and their expertise lies within creating value in online and consumer driven businesses.
The founders of Optimizer Invest, André Lavold, Henrik Persson and Mikael Riese Harstad, are driven by the belief that the approaches and skills applied in the investment world, can be successfully applied when identifying and scaling organizations and ventures with a social mission. As such Optimizer Invest does not only provide financial support, but also capacity and skills in this endeavor.
We are a Swedish, global, non-profit organization who invest in social entrepreneurs and organization with a goal to improve the lives of children and youth.
We support organizations with a social mission to improve the life situation for children and youth, with a special focus on education and health. We provide funding and businees advisory to support scale up of the organisation. We invest by way of grants, equity or debt, depending on the organization and the social issue at hand.
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