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Ekaterina Almasque

General Partner



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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From AI Surge to Unicorns: The State of Enterprise Automation in 2023

Our Enterprise Automation Map 2023 offers an extensive overview of the ever-expanding landscape of enterprise automation software, featuring a selection of over 810 enterprise automation companies, boasting valuations exceeding $100M.
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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.