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OpenOcean´s Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

By publishing our anti-discrimination and harassment policy we share with our network important values that we want to see reflected in our operations. We expect from our fund investors, our co-investors, entrepreneurs, and businesses we invest in — and everyone else who works with or on behalf of OpenOcean — the same ethical business behaviour.

OpenOcean’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy

We believe a diverse, inclusive and harassment-free workplace is fundamental to build growth businesses that have a positive impact on billions of people around the globe. Building and supporting teams that value the importance of diversity makes us a better investor, employer, mentor, team member, and partner for our entrepreneurs, fund investors and the wider community we work in. These values are reflected including but not limited to our recruitment and hiring, communication, mentoring, board practises and policies.

We treat employees, partners, investors, entrepreneurs and people we interact with fairly and ethically, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, marital status, culture or sexual orientation. We believe providing a work environment free of sexual or any other form of harassment or discrimination is fundamental to the principles of venture capital business and therefore we expect the same from others including, but not limited to, our fund investors, other investment firms, entrepreneurs, and businesses we invest in and everyone else who works with or on behalf of OpenOcean.

What is considered discrimination or harassment?

Discrimination is unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people. Harassment is unwanted and unwelcome words, deeds, actions, gestures, or behaviour that make someone feel uncomfortable.

Examples of prohibited forms of harassment or discrimination

  • Limiting opportunities to work on certain assignments on the basis of, for example, race, colour, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.
  • Degrading sexual or sexist remarks, innuendos, and jokes.
  • Sexual advances including repeated requests for dates, drinks, or personal contact.
  • Prohibiting reporting or threatening to report harassment under threat of punishment including defamation, firing, negative reviews, or blocking funding.


Team members and entrepreneurs who wish to ask questions or to confidentially report any incident involving an employee, please contact:

  • Niklas Rosenberg, COO, niklas@openocean.vc
  • Ralf Wahlsten, General Partner, ralf@openocean.vc

We pledge to take prompt appropriate action to address any form of harassment or discrimination seen or reported, in order to ensure a comfortable work environment for our team and those we work with.

If OpenOcean determines that harassment has occurred, effective remedial action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved. Any employee determined by OpenOcean to be responsible for discrimination or harassment in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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