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 talent with immigration backgrounds
to enrich Europe’s tech economy

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

Tech Entrepreneurs

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:

Mentoring university students, young graduates, professionals, and about-to-start entrepreneurs in their life, career, and entrepreneurial steps in tech. We support with mentoring sessions and access to our networks.

Encouraging young students 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 investors.

Communicating, helping and meeting each other regularly via our 2hearts Slack community, our WhatsApp group for core members; and online and offline events we organize.

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

Managing Partner
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Digital Health Ventures

Gülsah

Wilke

Head of Portfolio and Operations & Investor
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Axel Springer AG

Members (Core Team)

Chiara

Sommer

Investment Director
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Intel Capital EMEA

Jonathan

Teklu

Entrepreneur & Investor
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Teklu Holding

Thuy Ngan

Trinh

CMO
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Project A

Gleb

Tritus

Managing Director
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Lufthansa Innovation Hub

Richy

Ugwu

Entrepreneur & Venture Builder
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Intersport Group

Chanyu

Xu

CEO & Founder
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her1 GmbH

Ambassadors

Jörg

Binnenbrücker

Founding Partner
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Capnamic Ventures

Zoé

Fabian

Managing Director
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Eurazeo

Ushananthan

Ganeshananthan

Partner / Consulting - Head of Cloud Consulting Services
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KPMG

Ulrike

Handel

CEO
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dentsu international

Hakan

Lucius

Head of Corporate Responsibility and Civil Society Division
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European Investment Bank

Gesa

Miczaika

Partner
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Auxxo Beteiligungen GmbH

Christian

Miele

Partner & President at German Startups Association
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e.Ventures

Yaman

Pürsün

Partner Audit
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KPMG

Wigan

Salazar

CEO
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MSL Group Germany

Christian

Vollmann

Chairman of the Board
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Nebenan.de

Gökhan

Öztürk

Senior Partner & Frankfurt Office Leader
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Oliver Wyman Group

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