Ekaterina Almasque

General Partner



Artificial Intelligence
Data Infrastructure
Quantum Computing
Digital Platform Enablers
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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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.

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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.