Ekaterina AlmasqueGeneral Partner at OpenOcean
Ekaterina Almasque is a General Partner at OpenOcean, where she leads the team in London. She is today on the boards of Bitrise and IQM.
Before that, she was a Managing Director of the Samsung Catalyst Fund in Europe, Samsung’s Electronics $500M venture capital multistage investment fund focused on core technology areas including robotics, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, digital health, data infrastructure and device level technologies. She led investments across Europe in companies such as GraphCore, Mapillary, AIMotive, Sentiance and Quobyte, as well as several venture funds.
For over ten years prior to that, Ekaterina was part of several corporate and independent venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including EMC and Siemens Venture Capital. Ekaterina was also a founding partner of a global private equity advisory firm specializing in high-tech growth companies with $1B+ markets in the technology and environmental sectors, where she led investments in the US, Brazil, and Europe. And before that, she served in executive roles at Siemens in Germany and at Amadeus in France and founded several start-ups.