Ekaterina Almasque

General Partner



Artificial Intelligence
Data Infrastructure
Quantum Computing
Digital Platform Enablers
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

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As a General Partner at OpenOcean, Ekaterina is passionate about breakthrough next-generation technology businesses. For over fifteen years she has been investing in artificial intelligence, data infrastructure, disruptive B2B software platforms and cybersecurity across the globe, having lived in Silicon Valley, several countries in Europe and Latin America. Her heart is in creating category-defining technology leaders out of Europe, such as MySQL, TrueCaller, GraphCore, and Mapillary. Before partnering with the founding team of OpenOcean in early 2019, Ekaterina was a Managing Director at Samsung Catalyst Fund in Europe. In this role, she has led strategy and investments, direct and as a FoFs, into disruptive sectors such as autonomous driving, cloud and health tech to create $20B+ business opportunities for Samsung. Ekaterina is a savvy technologist, strategist and business person, having led the creation of some of the first e-commerce and disruptive technology platforms in the 90s and early 2000s, and having started her first software business at the age of 17. Ekaterina is on the board of IQM, Binalyze, HyGraph, LatticeFlow, Bitrise and Sunlight.io.

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Hygraph Raises $30M Series B Funding Round for Federated Content Platform

OpenOcean portfolio company Hygraph, a leading federated content platform, announced the closure of a $30 million Series B funding round led by One Peak. OpenOcean is delighted to continue to be part of the journey since it led Hygraph’s Series A, and welcomes the participation of both existing and new investors, including Peak, SquareOne, and business angel Boris Lokschin, Co-Founder and CEO of Spryker Systems.
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"Despite a difficult market, LPs remain bullish on the opportunity” – A Q&A with OpenOcean’s Strategic Advisor Lisa Edgar

At the beginning of the year, Lisa Edgar joined our team as our Strategic Advisor. We sat down with Lisa for a Q&A to pick her brain and hear her unique perspective on various topics related to the startup ecosystem and venture capital industry. From her thoughts on the current state of the European venture capital market to her belief in the importance of ESG, Lisa offers invaluable insights for entrepreneurs and investors alike.
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How Supermetrics, a company with 40% annual growth, leads with two CEOs?

Our portfolio company Supermetrics, , announced in early 2023 that it is moving to a shared CEO model – a practice used by roaringly successful companies like Netflix, Atlassian and Workday. To introduce the model, Anssi and Supermetrics better, we asked him a few crisp questions on the topic.