Building tomorrow’s tech society with cultural diversity.

We have 2hearts.

We have parents or grandparents who immigrated into the country we grew up in.

Or we immigrated ourselves when we were young.

We grew up within at least 2 cultures.

We know the clash of cultures. We’ve been there.

Some of us struggled to find our place: Being a stranger in the countries we grew up, being a stranger in the countries of our parents and grandparents.

But we learned to appreciate what we have.

We learned to recognize how gifted we are.

We have 2 hearts.

We have 2 souls.

We have 2 cultures.

We have 2 perspectives in which we see and live the world.

We sometimes start one step behind, but we end 2 steps ahead.

We embrace our immigration backgrounds and diversity.

We have 2 hearts.

Or more.

Empowering great people with immigration backgrounds to grow

2hearts is a business community of high potentials with immigration backgrounds working in tech:

Tech Entrepreneurs

Top Executives

Investment Professionals

2hearts was founded on three mission pillars:

01

Connect with and help each other – from business to private life

02

Mentor and guide underprivileged, young talents

03

Break silos, be a beachhead between cultures, facilitate mutual integration and understanding

Some things we do:

Guiding and coaching university students, young graduates, and about-to-start young entrepreneurs in their life, career, and entrepreneurial steps. We provide feedback during coaching sessions and offer access to our networks.

Encouraging young students and their parents by sharing our own vita and experiences with them, conveying one central message: “You need to follow your dreams and believe in yourself. There are plenty of opportunities – especially in the tech sector.”

Supporting entrepreneurs with immigration backgrounds and exceptional ideas to raise venture capital. We provide guidance for the whole fundraising process and access to the best business angels and venture funds.

Communicating and helping each other regularly via our digital 2hearts channels, meeting offline, organizing events, and mingling with a variety of founders with immigration backgrounds in a Slack channel.

Founders

Iskender

Dirik

Managing Director & General Manager Samsung Next Europe
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Samsung NEXT

Oktay

Erciyaz

Investor, Senior Advisor, Consultant
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Min-Sung Sean

Kim

Investment Director
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Samsung Catalyst Fund

Gülsah

Wilke

Head of Portfolio and Operations & Investor
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Axel Springer AG

Members (Core Team)

Nawid

Ali-Abbassi

Principal
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HV Capital

Levent

Altunel

Investment Associate
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Paua Ventures

Jesaja

Brinkmann

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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Cara Care

Ertan

Can

Managing Partner
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Multiple Capital

Onur

Can

Senior Investment Manager
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APX

Mey

Cezairli

Investment Manager
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Project A

Sophie

Chung

CEO & Founder
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Qunomedical

Judith

Dada

Partner
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La Famiglia

Ha

Duong

Principal
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Cambrial Capital

Tamaz

Giorgadze

CEO & Co-founder
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Raisin GmbH

Ersan

Günes

Co-Founder
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INTRANAV

Matthaus

Krzykowski

VP Platform
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Tenjin

Tamer

Kulmac

Managing Partner
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K2 Interactive

Barbod

Namini

Partner
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HV Capital

Jennifer

Phan

Investment Manager
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BtoV

Tao

Tao

Co-founder & COO
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GetYourGuide

Jonathan

Teklu

Entrepreneur & Investor
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Teklu Holding

Richy

Ugwu

Entrepreneur & Venture Builder
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Intersport Group

Maru

Winnacker

Founding Partner
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Super Group

Chanyu

Xu

Founder & CEO
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her1

Ambassadors & Mentors

Jörg

Binnenbrücker

Founding Partner
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Capnamic Ventures

Nazim

Cetin

CEO
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Allianz X

Ushananthan

Ganeshananthan

Partner / Consulting - Head of Cloud Consulting Services
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KPMG

Hakan

Lucius

Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society Division
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European Investment Bank

Christian

Miele

Partner & President at German Startups Association
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e.Ventures

Yaman

Pürsün

Partner Audit
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KPMG

Gökhan

Öztürk

Senior Partner & Frankfurt Office Leader
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Oliver Wyman Group

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