Ekaterina Almasque

General Partner, OpenOcean

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Oxford

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Ekaterina (Katya) Almasque is a General Partner at OpenOcean, a pan-european VC fund investing in early series A tech companies. She is on the board of IQM, LatticeFlow, Binalyze, Bitrise, Sunlight.io and Hygraph.

Before joining OpenOcean, Katya 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 leading companies such as GraphCore, Mapillary, AIMotive, Sentiance and Quobyte, as well as several venture funds.

For over ten years prior to that, Katya was part of several corporate and independent venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including EMC and Siemens Venture Capital. Additionally she was 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.