Together we make
it happen

Our Team

Peter Almberg

Peter is the founder and CEO of Katalysen. He is a visionary with a leadership style often based on consensus. His favourite areas are innovation, team building, partnerships, deal making, and he thrives on making things happen in general.


Peter Almberg

CEO & Founder
Heiner Weber

As Managing Partner at Katalysen, Heiner runs the firm’s Swiss operations from Geneva, being primarily responsible for Katalysen’s extensive international network of relations.


Heiner Weber

Managing Partner
Hanse Ringström

As Katalysen’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hanse is primarily focused on solving strategic challenges and leveraging strategic opportunities, as well as nurturing Katalysen’s network.


Hanse Ringström

Partner & Chairman
Joakim Helbig

At Katalysen, Joakim is part time CFO and Exit Manager. As CFO at Katalysen he keeps our books, and is a sounding board for our portfolio companies regarding related topics.


Joakim Helbig

Partner & CFO
Stefan Backlund

At Katalysen, Stefan is CMO which means that he is an asset for all of Katalysen’s partner companies to discuss marketing, communication, PR and commercial related topics with.


Stefan Backlund

Partner & CMO
Jakob Eck

As Co-Head of New Investments, Jakob is responsible for sourcing and vetting all new clients and partnerships at Katalysen.


Jakob Eck

Co-Head of New Investments
Tobias Mathiasen

As Co-Head of New Investments, Tobias works closely with Katalysen's network of investors to unlock new value and opportunities for Katalysen's many clients and partners.


Tobias Mathiasen

Co-Head of New Investments
Lisa Schaller

Lisa is an junior analyst at Katalysen, and she works with multiple projects depending on where she is needed the most.


Lisa Schaller

Junior Analyst
Holger Trollborg

Holger is an intern at Katalysen, and he works with multiple projects depending on where he is needed the most.


Holger Trollborg

Giovanni Stabon

Giovanni is a business analyst intern at Katalysen, and he works with multiple projects depending on where he is needed the most.


Giovanni Stabon

Business Analyst Intern

Our Advisors

Gagik Apkarian

Private Equity

Gagik is the Managing Director of Tetrad Capital Partners, and previously the co-founder of Vulcan Capital – the investment office of Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen – where he managed a diverse $10Bn+ portfolio.

Over 20 years of experience in private equity, management consulting, and investment banking globally. Gagik holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a B.Sc in mathematics and physics, a B.E. in electrical engineering, and is a judge on Harvard University’s Innovation Challenge.

Alexander Lipton

Quantitative Finance

Co-Founder of Sila and Investimizer, Partner at Numeraire Financial, Professor & Dean’s Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Connection Science Fellow at MIT. Previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he served for 10 years as Co-Head of the Global Quantitative Group.

Earlier, he served as Head of Capital Structure Quantitative Research at Citadel Investment Group, as well as other senior managerial positions at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Bankers Trust. In parallel, Alex held several prestigious appointments at EPFL, NYU, Oxford University, Imperial College, and more.

Stephan Meier

Investment Banking

Stephan is an early stage investor, advisor to governments and advisor to large private and institutional funds. Previously, Stephan was the Strategic Clients Partner & Chairman International Wealth Management Latin America at Credit Suisse, member of the Emerging Markets Council, a member of the IWM Management Committee.

Stephan has initiated and orchestrated many large transactions involving companies, PE funds and leading single family offices.

Jonas Mårtenson

Fund Management

Founder of Resscapital AB, a regulated alternative investment fund manager. With a background in international finance, Jonas has worked in fund management and investment banking in Switzerland, Belgium and the UK.

In London he worked at Schroders, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch focusing on selling OTC derivatives and structuring derivative products to European institutional investors. He holds a M.Sc. in International Finance from the School of Economics in Gothenburg.

Claudio Stabon

Private Equity

An angel investor and advisor to large corporates; Claudio previously worked at McKinsey and Bain, where he was responsible for PE and M&A, and at Cir (an international holding company) where he was responsible for investments. Claudio has deep experience as an investor and principal both in PE/VC and directly worldwide. He has been involved in VC and growth companies in Silicon Valley, Europe, China, and Israel. He has also founded various companies, one of them being the international healthcare group KOS.

Claudio holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Juan M. de Tejada

Private Equity

Partner at Spanish private equity firm Alter Capital, Juan has managed several funds (PE and VC) specialized in early stages and SMEs with ticket sizes between 1 and 4 million euros. He has developed a deep expertise as venture builder, grower, and advisor for corporate development (M&A and restructuring).

He has participated on the board of several firms, including Telemedicine Clinic, Clever Global, Eurona and more. He held senior positions at multinational companies Philips and Schlumberger. He has collaborated as a professor of entrepreneurship at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.


Marcus Wikars

Information Technology

Co-Founder of global interactive communications leader Auga Technologies. Marcus has deep experience developing patent-backed tech for the smartphone age, fashioned and informed by the notion that interactivity can help bridge the gap between offline and online communications.

He has, to date, worked with leading corporations and academic institutions, including Bank of America, Kantar, P&G, Pepsi, eBay, DLA Piper, Ford, the University of Oxford, and many more.

Arnold Andersson

Deep Tech

Founder of Alta Gradus AB, a deep tech company focused on AI, Blockchain and Cybersecurity.

Arnold has a broad background in information technology and a keen interest in cutting edge trends within IT, business development, and enabling technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Uppsala University, and an Executive MBA from the School of Economics in Stockholm.