Together with the Katapult Foundation, our world leading impact investment and accelerator vehicles have invested in global talents and profitable technology, with a positive impact on people and the planet. Meet our passionate team working behind the scenes:

Alison Fort

CEO Foundation

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CEO and Board member Katapult Foundation.

Britta Gruenig Castelli

Project Director, NIIA

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Project Director, Nordic Impact Investing Academy

Dr. Frank Niederländer

Board Member Fundation

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Fredrik Winther

CEO, Katapult Group

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Seasoned early- stage impact investor, tech startup eco-system builder and innovation expert. Previously partner and early-stage investor at 2M2D, CEO of startup eco-system builder Oslo Business Region, and extensive experience as innovation- and management consultant. Phd Industrial Economics.

Ingrid Maurstad

Commercial Manager

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Thirteen years of experience within the impact- and project management field in Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and the Norwegian Confederation of Sports. Masters degree in Strategy and Management from NHH, the Norwegian school of Economics, experience from startups and entrepreneurship through the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship and Wits Business School.

Jakub Pawlak

Investment Associate

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Jakub is probably one of the people with the best overview of Ocean Startups in the world.
Leading investment screening and analysis process, screened more than 1500 startups, and completing all of our investments. Masters degree in Society, science and technology, and is passionate about startups and value creation.

Jonas Skattum Svegaarden

CEO Ocean

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Experienced investment manager and co-founder of the most successful sustainable investing hedge fund in the Nordics. Global experience with small cap investments in non-listed and listed companies within aquaculture, energy and transportation. Pre-IPO investment, debt and equity financing experience.

Jørn Haanæs

Investment Director

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Previous CEO of venture-backed B2B SaaS startup, exit in 2016. Extensive experience with advising numerous of startups and investors through Oslo Business Region. Has a broad international network of VC, investors, partners and organizations.

Linn-Cecilie Linnemann

Communications Director

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Communications Director, Katapult Group. Extensive experience with communication, branding, positioning, design, digital solutions and business strategy.

Co-founder of Design Container, successful exit to the Artisti Group in 2015. Now part of group management team in Artisti in addition to holding position as CEO of DC. Clients include som of the biggest corporate companies in Scandinavia. Together with Heidi Aven, Linn-Cecilie founded SHE Community in 2015.

Marcus Hølland Eikeland

Program Director

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marcus@katapultocean.com
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Experienced founder who over the last five years have led and built accelerator and scale-up programs. Over 400 startups have gone through his programs which span Katapult Accelerator, Techstars Startup Weekend, Grunderhub and +Impact Accelerator. MSc and MBA.

Maren Gaarder

Program Coordinator

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Maren holds a bachelors degree within marketing management and graduates with a masters in entrepreneurship and innovation in 2021. Working experience within education at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as marketing and product development for the organic food brand Kolonihagen.

Natalie Hoage

Marketing Coordinator

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Marketing & SoMe Coordinator

Nina Heir

CEO Climate

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Angel investor and previous co-founder of 2 impact tech startups. Lead the development and operations of the Katapult flagship accelerator model and been part of executing 4 follow-on investments and 58 accelerator investments in 29 countries since 2017. Experienced startup facilitator and advisor.

Ross Brooks

Investment Director

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The Investment professional that led, negotiated and executed 32 ocean investments in 17 countries. Screened +1.800 ocean-tech companies last two years. PE and Impact fund experience from Baillie Gifford and Leapfrog Investments.

Sindre Østgård

Chair of Board

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Broad experience from the start-up ecosystem and corporate innovation, leading product & tech teams. Investor and boardroom experience from listed companies to early phase. Early investor in the listed company Kahoot and Brim Explorer.Executive in Entrepreneurship ONE and We are Human.

Tharald Nikolai Nustad

Founder & Owner

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Serial entrepreneur and venture impact investor invested in 120 tech-companies in 40 countries with a proven track and exits. Founder of Katapult and investor in the funds. Early investor in Otovo and Huddly. Involved in all Katapult accelerator and follow-on investments.