Alisee de Tonnac, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Seedstars, a Swiss-based group with the mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars connects stakeholders, builds companies from scratch with public and private partners and invests in high-growth ventures within these ecosystems.
Seedstars group is present in over 90 countries with activities that include the largest entrepreneurship competition in emerging markets (Seedstars World Competition), the Entrepreneurship Forum for Emerging Markets (Seedstars Summit), physical entrepreneurship hubs (Seedspace), acceleration and growth programs (Seedstars Programs) and a venture capital fund (Seedstars Investments). .
She sits on several boards of companies and foundations in Switzerland and abroad and is also a member of the Swiss Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and one of the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29.
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Seedstars is a Swiss-based investment holding with a mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups' activities cover over 80 emerging ecosystems through a variety of activities such acceleration programs, events & trainings, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities. Seedstars has made over 50 investments including companies like Agrocenta (Ghana), Acudeen (Philippines) or Medsaf (Nigeria).
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Seedstars World Competition
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Seedstars Capacity Building
We work in partnership with governments, development agencies, corporates and private donors to develop emerging market ecosystems, create local jobs and fuel regional income growth through businesses that tackle impactful problems.MORE DETAILS
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