Katapult Ocean‘s vision is a thriving ocean in harmony with economic development. To fulfill this, Katapult Ocean invests in and supports startups with a positive impact on our oceans. We do this through our ocean impact accelerator and the Katapult Ocean fund. Similarly, we create positive awareness of the great business opportunities in a sustainable ocean.
We have made 23 investments in exciting ocean tech companies from 14 countries. All our portfolio companies take part in a 3-month long accelerator program out of Oslo, Norway. We have a global network of more than 100 mentors supporting this. In addition to this, our Katapult Ocean team based in Oslo, Norway and San Francisco, US. A fund with international investors (Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Singapore) back the investments.
We have built a platform to push the green shift in the ocean industries. Though, our impact is much bigger than the direct investments we make. We work with corporates and investors to encourage more investment, piloting, and engagement with ocean tech startups. We attract interest from start-ups all over the world. Currently, we have a pipeline of more than 1000 ocean technology start-ups. We have launched our report the Blue World Perspective with an overview of the global landscape for ocean impact startups.
Founded in April 2018, Katapult Ocean has become a leading force in ocean technology impact investments. We recently joined the accelerator network of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. Also, we have been invited to sit on the Norwegian Prime Minister’s advisory network for the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.