Katapult Ocean

We believe in a world where a thriving ocean is in harmony with economic development. That is why we invest in and support startups that have a positive impact on our ocean.

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    Application

    Are you a for profit startup with a positive impact on the ocean? We would like to know more about you.
    Katapult Ocean invest in traditional, transitional and deep impact cases within Transportation, Energy, Harvesting, Ocean Health and New frontiers.

    We have now closed applications for our fourth wave. Should we be keeping an eye on you?

  • Screening

    Our investment decision process includes several interviews where you will get to present yourself and your company and get to know our team. Interviews will contribute to our insight and assessment to team quality, impact potential, your product, business model, scalability & accelerator fit.

  • Due diligence

    Due diligence means understanding your organisation’s current situation and what is required in order to reach both business and technological milestones. The global potential of your company is also assessed.

    We additionally conduct a deep dive impact screening to assess the overall impact of your operations and how aligned and integrated it is with the company strategy.

  • Investment

    We invest in all the companies that take part in our accelerator program. The ticket size varies from USD 150 000 – 500 000, which we invest in your company in return for equity. We do charge a program fee which covers the cost of running the accelerator, but this can be deducted from our investment.

  • Accelerator

    In addition to investment into your company, you will take part in a comprehensive accelerator program tailored to ocean startups.

    During the program you will get hands-on mentorship from top global subject matter experts, serial entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors as well as access to pilot customers, test environments and real data.

  • Investor day

    The program runs for 3 months and ends with an exclusive event for active and ocean relevant investors, where where you will get the opportunity to pitch to impact investors from all over the world.

  • Scale investment

    Katapult is raising a follow-on fund to increase our post-program capabilities and support our best performers. We plan to make investments in companies together with another lead investor, in Series A or similar sized rounds.

Application

Are you a for profit startup with a positive impact on the ocean? We would like to know more about you.
Katapult Ocean invest in traditional, transitional and deep impact cases within Transportation, Energy, Harvesting, Ocean Health and New frontiers.

We have now closed applications for our fourth wave. Should we be keeping an eye on you?

Invest, Catalyse and Steward

We invest in startups that build profitable businesses with a positive impact on our ocean.

We catalyse capital, talent, companies and startups to accelerate the blue shift in the ocean industries.

We steward ocean tech startups to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a main focus on SDG 14, Life Below Water.

Founding partner

We are proud to be working with our founding partner WWF-Norway.

Questions and Answers

Can we apply if we have previously graduated from another accelerator? Read more

Do we have to move to Norway to attend the program? Read more

Does it cost money to participate in the accelerator? Read more

What do we need to prepare for our interview? Read more

What stage of startups and type of companies do you invest in? Read more

When will I know if I am accepted and how can I check the status? Read more

Will you sign an NDA? Read more

Ocean team

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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im@katapultocean.com
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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@katapultocean.com
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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.

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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marenga@katapultocean.com
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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

Ross Brooks

Investment Director

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ross@katapultocean.com
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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.