Katapult announces its 2021 portfolio companies

Katapult Launch Night

Katapult is excited to announce its new 2021 portfolio companies. Having screened over 2700 companies, Katapult has now selected 18 different companies to invest in from 15 different countries and spanning 5 continents.

At the heart of Katapult’s screening process, the selected companies embody Katapult’s commitment to create a thriving world for all. Each of the 18 companies are committed to addressing at least one or more of the UN’s sustainable development goals. The chosen companies are mobilized through either the Katapult Ocean or Katapult Climate fund.

Katapult Ocean remains a global leader within sustainable ocean investment. This year marked the introduction of new mentors, partnerships and builds upon the wealth of experience accumulated from previous investment rounds. 

Alongside Katapult Ocean, Katapult has launched its new thematic vertical, Katapult Climate. The new fund adds to Katapult’s history in making solid climate investments and seeks to make a bold intervention in the greatest threat facing our planet: climate change.

The selected startups will join one one of our two accelerator programs this autumn: The Ocean Accelerator Program or The Climate Accelerator Program, powered by Lundin Foundation.

The 10 ocean tech startups in the third Katapult Ocean Fund are: 

  • ACUAOcean (United Kingdom): Long endurance, hydrogen-powered uncrewed surface vessels for monitoring and sustainable management of oceans and waterways.
  • BioFeyn (France): Optimizing existing ingredients in fish feed, producing the most sustainable and nutrient-packed farmed fish on the market.
  • Freepower (Norway): Self sufficient and 100% solar energy-driven electric boats, which are easy to use, silent, emission free, and have a low carbon footprint.
  • Oregon Seaweed (USA): A pure vegan complete-protein powder extracted from seaweed and used as a 100% vegan friendly protein supplement.
  • GazelleWindPower (Ireland): Floating offshore wind power generation plants.
  • GKinetic (Ireland): Produces tidal energy generation to offer clean, predictable energy from free flowing water, with minimal impact on the natural environment.
  • SoftSeaweed (Norway): A software solution developed and designed to make seaweed farming businesses more sustainable and profitable.
  • Brayfoil (South Africa): The next generation of wind turbine blades – that change shape to tailor loadings and respond better to incoming winds, enabling lighter blades, longer bladespans, and reducing the overall cost.
  • UmamiMeats (Singapore): Developing cultured seafood based on a proprietary, low-cost, and sustainable formulation of growth factors.
  • 12 Tides (USA): Ocean-friendly foods with kelp from regenerative ocean farms.

The 8 climate tech startups in the first Katapult Climate Fund are:

  • Inclusive Energy (UK): Remote monitoring and control meters collect real-time data from biogas digesters and solar PV assets.
  • Frame (Denmark): A digital platform which integrates project management and building design with certification systems widely used to certify sustainable buildings.
  • Hyperion Robotics (Finland): A 3D printing technology that produces large-scale reinforced concrete elements with recycled materials.
  • NXT Grid (Netherlands): Profitable, clean mini-grids, everywhere, by everyone. Onboarding investments, buying solar equipment and renting it to local developers.
  • Recylink (Chile): A software platform for the management of industrial waste; allowing companies and institutions to manage all the associated suppliers/transport operators/recycling plants/landfills.
  • Sally-R (Sweden): A technology provider for commercial building energy optimisation with 2 products: ‘ADA’ (cloud optimisation service) and ‘EUNICE’ (carbon capture).
  • Wattnow (Tunisia): Offers IoT solutions by combining hardware and software for companies to optimize their energy consumption and reduce their costs and carbon footprints.
  • Wegaw (Switzerland): Clean energy trading optimisation through remote sensing satellite and data analytics.

Read more about Katapult’s other portfolio companies here.

Stay tuned this Fall to hear exclusive interviews from our startups and how their technologies are braced to make a global impact in the areas of ocean, climate and beyond!

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