Oslo, 5 October 2023
Over Easy Solar has been selected to receive investment from Katapult. Of 2500 candidates who were assessed for the accelerator program, the top 1% of the startups have been selected. In total, the recruitment round screened startups from 6 continents and around 62 countries, and the selected 23 companies represent 13 different countries and span 5 continents.
These 23 startups will take part in the Katapult 2023 accelerator program: an accelerator program specifically designed for high impact Ocean- and Climate-tech companies. This award-winning program is Katapult’s flagship accelerator program and has received international praise for being the most comprehensive impact program in the world. Over the next three months, Over Easy Solar will strengthen their skills in impact, strategy, management and investor readiness through a combination of video modules and hands-on workshops. Over Easy Solar will also benefit from entering a network of international mentors, industry players and investors.
Jørn Haanæs, Investment Director of Climate says:
“We’re investing in the most impressive teams building scalable solutions to combat climate change, and out of the thousands seed-stage companies we looked at this year, we’re proud to say that Over Easy Solar was among the top, and we’re excited to follow their journey over the coming decade."
As much as legacy photovoltaic panels can contribute to distributed clean energy production, a considerable amount of buildings are technically limited to adopting it, or owners are still concerned about the challenges and risks of owning and maintaining such systems. Over Easy Solar identified this problem and has developed vertical bifacial solar panels, specifically designed for flat rooftops.
Trygve Mongstad, CEO of Over Easy Solar is delighted to have the support of the Katapult community:
"With the support from Katapult we can accelerate our journey to make solar energy possible for more buildings, and cities can take advantage of more resilient buildings and energy grids.”
Katapult VC is a global investment company focusing on early stage impact driven technology startups. Katapult has made 169 investments in impact tech startups from 47 different countries. Katapult invests within three investment verticals: Ocean-, Climate- and Food-tech.
Katapult has run ten flagship accelerator programs and three corporate accelerator programs.
In 2021, Katapult launched the Katapult Foundation with the aim of building a larger network around impact investing.
Katapult also hosts the annual Katapult Future Fest in Oslo, bringing together founders, investors and some of the most prominent figures within impact investment.