Crystal van Oosterom

AI Venture Partner



Artificial Intelligence
Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s artificial intelligence

Dave Water

Crystal is an AI Venture Partner at OpenOcean, having successfully contributed to AI startup ventures, the implementation of AI in global organizations and as an advisor to several AI companies. Crystal spear-headed the flagship product at Tractable, a pioneering computer vision unicorn, taking the lead from R&D through to go-to-market. Within 4 years, she launched the product in more than ten countries and grew it from $0.25m to $40m ARR. With a background in economics and theoretical physics, Crystal also helped leading corporations implement AI initiatives at McKinsey across various industries, including consumer goods, entertainment, aviation, real estate and professional services. Her passion lies in assisting AI founders in translating their research into valuable real-world applications and making a tangible impact. She has 10 AI patents and a further dozen pending.

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OpenOcean x Oxford's Saïd Business School: Why We Created O³, Startup Insights Platform

OpenOcean, in partnership with Oxford's Saïd Business School, has launched O³, an open-access startup insights platform aimed at fostering a data-driven startup ecosystem. Historically, the tech industry has struggled with transparency, leading policymakers, investors, and startups to base decisions on partial information. O³ addresses this gap by providing comprehensive data about startups, their technologies, market strategies, and more. This collaboration of Saïd Business School's research with OpenOcean's know-how offers unmatched insights for evaluating startups and understanding market shifts.
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Meet the OpenOcean Team in Spring/Summer 2023 Events

The OpenOcean Helsinki and London teams will attend various spring and summer events around Europe. We're on a mission to unite with entrepreneurs, professionals, and fellow investors to exchange and discuss new ideas and dive into exciting business opportunities – on and off the stage.
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"You can either retain your culture or have hyper-growth - getting both is a fool's choice.” – A Q&A with our Operating Advisor Kulpreet Singh

In this Q&A blog post, we have the pleasure of featuring Kulpreet Singh, OpenOcean's Operating Advisor since 2018. Kulpreet joined the team after a successful tenure at UiPath, the world's leading robotic process automation (RPA) software. We dive into Kulpreet's insights on company growth, common challenges fast-growing tech companies face, and essential qualities for startups aiming to make their mark globally.