Core Team

Maren Hjorth Bauer

Founder and Managing Partner

Maren Hjorth Bauer

Focus on value creation, investments and strategy. She co- founded and led Katapult Ocean to become a leading force in building the blue economy globally. While building Katapult Ocean, she closed a fund with leading family offices and institutional investors from 6 countries, built a pipeline of over 1300 impact ocean startups. She has led investments into 22 ocean ventures from 14 countries, and worked hands-on with commercialization and value creation with the management teams. International management positions with: Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Orkla and McKinsey & Co

Sverre Martinsen

Founder and General Partner

Sverre Martinsen

Previously Managing Director & Partner at Boston Consulting Group. Venture investment experience. Strong track record from value creation.

Caroline Folkeson Jensen

General Partner and CFO

Caroline Folkeson Jensen

More than 10 years of experience from investment banking and investments. Coming to Fynd from Carnegie, where she gained significant experience from numerous ECM and M&A transactions. Worked for a leading Norwegian family office as an investment professional, focusing on investing in companies and supporting the value creation journey.

Atle Eide

Principal and working Board Member

Atle Eide

Atle has worked in the ocean industry since the late 1980 and have actively, from senior top management and organisational positions influenced the growth and development of the global aquaculture industry and has from the very beginning been a strong advocate for the unlimited growth potential, given the development of sustainable strategies. Atle also brings 18 years or experience from HitecVision, the largest PE fund in Norway.

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Kathryn M. Baker

Chairwoman of the Board and Principal

Kathryn M. Baker

Kathryn has 20 years of experience in Nordic private equity and venture capital and has held board positions or chairmanships in the Norwegian and Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Associations as well as Invest Europe.

Einar Wathne

Principal

Einar Wathne

Chairman of the Board NCE Seafood Innovation Cluster, Former President Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Former CEO EWOS.

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Tor Jakob Ramsøy

Principal

Tor Jakob Ramsøy

Former Director at McKinsey with a focus on technology strategy. Founder and CEO of Arundo Analytics. Former Senior Partner at Accenture.

Rami Haug Khoury

Principal

Rami Haug Khoury

Rami is passionate about building and scaling companies and has over 12 years of hands on ocean industry experience primarily from top-level executive positions at Norway Seafoods and Aker Seafoods. As founder and CEO of K4 Group, a family office, he has since 2016 been an active investor and board member while developing the venture-related side of the portfolio

Advisors

Kristian Teleki

Advisor

Kristian Teleki

Ocean policy and science, environment, sustainability and development. Director, Sustainable Ocean Initiative at World Resources Institute. Director Friends of Ocean Action.

Mark Spalding

Advisor

Mark Spalding

Specialist in ocean law and policy, blue economy financing, and ocean-centric impact investments. President of The Ocean Foundation. Member of the Ocean Studies Board, and the U.S. National Committee for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (USA). He is serving on the Sargasso Sea Commission. And, Mark is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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Kristin H. Holth

Advisor

Kristin H. Holth

Former Executive Vice President and Global Head of Ocean Industries of DNB, Norway’s largest bank and a global leading financial institution within the ocean industries. Kristin has significant capital market and funding experience and has held numerous management positions within DNB over the years, including Global Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics and General Manager & Head of DNB Americas. Kristin serves on several boards including as Non-Executive Director of Maersk Drilling, GasLog, Moelven and HitecVision.

Daniel Skavén Ruben

Advisor

Daniel Skavén Ruben

Specialist in FoodTech and AgTech. Rockefeller Foundation.

Kristin Rechberger

Advisor

Kristin Rechberger

Investments to restore nature. CEO Dynamic Planet, previously SVP National Geographics.

Beatriz Malo de Molina

Advisor

Beatriz Malo de Molina

Investment professional with strong track record from Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Kistefor and Orkla ASA.

Our Ecosystem

The Life Science Cluster
Seaweed for Europe
Rise Up for the Ocean
High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
Sea-Ahead
Katapult Ocean
Creative Destruction Lab
Stiim Aqua Cluster
Sustainable Blue Finance Initiative

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