⦿ INSIGHTS

Say hello to byFounders' fall intern: Idil Tuysuzoglu!

With a background in operations & product at climate tech giants, Northvolt and Einride, and an engrained go-get-'em attitude brought on by her New Jersey roots, Idil comes with an impact-driven personality and focus to byFounders.
Say hello to byFounders' fall intern: Idil Tuysuzoglu!
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Caroline Frantl Larsson
Head of Community & Comms
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Idil is a freshly minted Harvard graduate who managed to build her career consistently while at school, constantly flying back-and-forth between Boston and Stockholm to pursue the latest opportunity, whether it be in ESG or data (or a marriage of both).

But how come a woman from New Jersey, with no parental roots in Scandinavia, fell in love with Sweden? That’s a question we asked ourselves, too. 

“You could say that it all came together randomly. As a freshman in 2017, I had to fulfill a language requirement and decided to take something random like Swedish. When learning about the country, I also learned about the growing startup scene and it lit a desire to experience it first-hand and stay in touch with it post-grad.”

Another spontaneous class decision in 2022 led her to explore VC – a class on Entrepreneurship and Innovation taught by VC and PE expert Josh Lerner at the Harvard Business School. That set her path to byFounders.

During her internship, Idil will be driving byFounders’ mission to become more impact and diversity-oriented, working closely with founders and change-makers to set up a more sustainable business, and using her knowledge and experience to fortune tell the newest and most innovative verticals for 2023. 

“I’m inspired by innovative solutions that help navigate unchartered waters, and mostly driven by the folks daring to go into the unknown. We’re finally seeing the traditional turn untraditional: heavy industrials are just now becoming digitalized - such as manufacturing and mining - and problems that could only be solved beyond doctor’s doors - especially problems in women’s health - are now suddenly getting the attention they need from several parties.”

When Idil is not researching niche markets, you’ll her at a spinning class or learning a new language (with Turkish and Swedish done and dusted, Danish seems like an appropriate next step). 

She loves to chat about new and revolutionary ideas with the change-makers behind them. Feel free to reach out to her at idil@byfounders.vc

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Caroline Frantl Larsson
Head of Community & Comms

By leveraging her background in coaching and community-building, Caroline ensures our founders are exposed to our catalog of value-add offerings by acting as a catalyst within our community. In addition, Caroline oversees the external communication of the fund and sees to it that the stories from our community are elevated and carried across the wider startup ecosystem.

Her passion for storytelling and community-building probably stems from a multicultural background (Denmark is her seventh home). Prior to joining byFounders, Caroline supported companies in scaling to the UK and US. She worked with world-renowned FMCG companies before pivoting into the Nordic startup ecosystem.

Outside of work, Caroline is usually trying her hand at one of her latest (sometimes quiet absurd) projects, like performing in an 80’s pop choir. She graduated from University of Chicago with a degree in sociology, applied communications, and philosophy, and holds a Diploma in Transformational Coaching from Animas Coaching Centre.

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October 3, 2022

Say hello to byFounders' fall intern: Idil Tuysuzoglu!

With a background in operations & product at climate tech giants, Northvolt and Einride, and an engrained go-get-'em attitude brought on by her New Jersey roots, Idil comes with an impact-driven personality and focus to byFounders.
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September 7, 2022

byFounders welcomes machine learning and HealthTech enthusiast, Magnus Hambleton, and expands the team into Stockholm

We’re humbled to announce that Magnus Hambleton has joined the byFounders investment team. Currently sitting with us at our headquarters in Copenhagen, Magnus will be one of the first employees to join the Stockholm office, which is due to open its doors in late 2022.
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February 28, 2022

Sara Rywe Becomes the Third Partner of byFounders

Do you know how difficult it is to find a needle in a haystack? That's how Tommy and I felt when we started to search for a third partner. Today, we're excited to announced that we actually managed to find the needle in the haystack. Please welcome Sara Rywe as the third partner of byFounders.
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December 16, 2021

byFounders strengthens its investment team by welcoming Camille Zivré

We’re so excited to welcome Camille Zivré to the investment team and look forward to seeing in action the passion and dedication she has toward founders.
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February 21, 2021

Sebastian is Listed as One of Europe's Top 30 Young Investors

Sebastian stepped into the world of VC after helping Swedish SaaS startup Fieldly with their fundraise while doing his bachelors at the University of Warwick. He’s now at byFounders, a fund focused on the Nordics and Baltics. We're proud to have him onboard!
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April 10, 2019

Juuso Koskinen Joins byFounders

This month we didn't only close our first-time EUR 100 million fund — we're moreover thrilled to welcome Juuso Koskinen to the byFounders team!
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April 3, 2019

byFounders Fund I

How we raised a EUR 100 million first-time fund to support the next generation of Nordic and Baltic founders
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December 5, 2017

Houston — we have lift off!

byFounders' first launch
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September 4, 2017

Introducing: For Founders byFounders

byFounders is a “for founders by founders” fund built on the foundation and backing of a strong Collective, comprising some of the most successful Nordic entrepreneurs investing in and supporting a new generation of globally ambitious Nordic and Baltic founders.

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