Ekaterina Almasque is Managing Director (Europe) of the Samsung Catalyst Fund, Samsung Electronics’ evergreen multi-stage venture capital fund that invests globally in the new data economy and strategic ideas for Samsung’s mobile, device solutions and consumer electronics groups.
For over ten years prior to that, Ekaterina was part of several corporate and independent venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and Europe, including EMC and Siemens Venture Capital. Ekaterina was also 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. And before that, she served in executive roles at Siemens Corporate Technology in Germany and at Amadeus in France.
Ekaterina holds an MBA from IMD. Additionally she holds an M.S. in Software Science and an M.S. in Economics from St. Petersburg’s State Technical University.