Katapult closes 2022 by showcasing 23 high-impact ocean and climate-tech investments
On 6 and 7 December, Katapult hosted its annual Ocean and Climate Investor Days respectively. Over 2 days, we showcased our latest batch of 23 highly scalable, highly scalable investments. With the digital events receiving over 1000 registrations and attracting investors from 47 countries, they represent the largest Investor Days hosted by Katapult to date.
While Investor Days are first and foremost about pitches, the format of Katapult’s Investor Days also provide you with the additional opportunity to personally meet the founders and get to understand emerging trends within the space of ocean and climate impact.
After all companies have pitched, we open up virtual tables where founders can field questions from the audience. This approach is a great way to quickly understand the real impact of each individual company.
Katapult Group CEO, Linn-Cecilie Linnemann says: “Investor Day has always been one of my favorite aspects of working with Katapult. To see the individual impact of each team and the collective investment opportunity they represent, leaves me both proud and inspired. With nearly 600 pitchdeck and meeting requests made during the events, I am confident that our network of investors attending were left equally inspired too.”
Katapult’s investor day not only acts as a launch pad for each company as they look to scale but also as a graduation. Over the last 3 months, all 23 companies have participated in a 3 month long accelerator program focusing simultaneously on the core elements to both scale and create maximum impact.
“It’s quite humbling when you have teams saying it’s been transformational to their startup. The common theme seems to be that the program is quite demanding from a workload perspective, but absolutely worth it and makes a massive difference.” says Marcus H EIkeland, the Katapult Program Director.
In another first, this year we also hosted a pre-investor day lunch alongside our partners, the Norwegian law firm, Tommessen. This was a great opportunity to physically gather a small group of investors to talk about our mission for impact at Katapult and connect like-minded investors.
In the spirit of Investor Days being about demonstrating impact, lunch was hosted on the all-electric tour boat (and Katapult portfolio company) Brim Explorer. We also offered guests the opportunity to take a test ride with Evoy, referred to as the ‘Tesla of the Ocean’ and also a Katapult portfolio company.
Speaking at the physical event, Katapult’s Chief Investment Officer, Jonas Skattum Svegaarden said: “Bringing together investors from all stages is key to drive systemic change through impact investments. In the next decades we must change almost everything in the way we produce, consume, operate and invest. At Katapult, we are conscious that we will not do this alone. It is of the utmost importance for our joint impact that we grow the investor ecosystem alongside the venture ecosystem – globally, and locally in the Nordics.”
We want to give a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended our Investor Day events and we encourage you to check out the 10 Ocean and 13 Climate companies, via the Investor Day links below:
Ocean Investor Day 2022
Climate Investor Day 2022