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Katapult Accelerator

Katapult is an investment company, focused on highly scalable impact tech startups.
Katapult Accelerator
Leadership team

Alison Fort (CEO Foundation)

Odd Egil Kanestrøm (CFO)

Fredrik Winther (CEO, Katapult Group)

Anita Schjøll Brede (Board Member)

Headquarters
Oslo, Norway
Region served
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
Year stablished
2017
Address
Kongens gate 11A, 0153
Social Media
Summary

Katapult is an investment company, focused on highly scalable impact tech startups. They currently have 100M USD under management, invested in 169 companies across 45 countries.


History

Katapult was founded by active impact investor Tharald Nustad in 2016. The intention was to go beyond investing his own resources to create vehicles and raise awareness to catalyse more investors to move into impact investing and use technologies ‘to build the world we want to live in’. Katapult has now established itself as the leading player in impact tech in the Nordics. In a short period of time, they have invested in more than 138 tech impact startups through their vehicles and put the Katapult Future Fest on the map as the event to go to for impact and tech in Europe.

Katapult Foundation was established in 2020, gathering their non-profit initiatives under one arm. The Foundation is focusing on building the impact community and education efforts around impact investment. Initiatives include Katapult Future Fest, Katapult X and the Nordic Investment Network.


Goals and Purpose

Their mission is to support and scale tech-startups focused on environmental and societal impact through a 3 month intensive and hands-on accelerator program. The program is co-launched by former 500 Startup partner Sean Stordahl Percival.


Impact

Their accelerator programs strengthen our investment in highly-promising impact tech startups. Since 2017, they have conducted 9 flagship accelerator programs and 3 corporate accelerators.


References
Katapult Accelerator
Leadership team

Alison Fort (CEO Foundation)

Odd Egil Kanestrøm (CFO)

Fredrik Winther (CEO, Katapult Group)

Anita Schjøll Brede (Board Member)

Headquarters
Oslo, Norway
Region served
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
Year stablished
2017
Address
Kongens gate 11A, 0153
Social Media