Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
As a General Partner at OpenOcean, Ekaterina is passionate about breakthrough next-generation technology businesses. For over fifteen years she has been investing in artificial intelligence, data infrastructure, disruptive B2B software platforms and cybersecurity across the globe, having lived in Silicon Valley, several countries in Europe and Latin America. Her heart is in creating category-defining technology leaders out of Europe, such as MySQL, TrueCaller, GraphCore, and Mapillary. Before partnering with the founding team of OpenOcean in early 2019, Ekaterina was a Managing Director at Samsung Catalyst Fund in Europe. In this role, she has led strategy and investments, direct and as a FoFs, into disruptive sectors such as autonomous driving, cloud and health tech to create $20B+ business opportunities for Samsung. Ekaterina is a savvy technologist, strategist and business person, having led the creation of some of the first e-commerce and disruptive technology platforms in the 90s and early 2000s, and having started her first software business at the age of 17. Ekaterina is on the board of IQM, Binalyze, HyGraph, LatticeFlow, Bitrise and Sunlight.io.