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Haakon Brunell

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Katapult Accelerator, All Africa


Haakon Brunell is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Katapult Accelerator, an investment and development program for impact-tech startups globally, based in Oslo, Norway. Founded in 2017, Katapult Accelerator exemplifies Haakon’s passion for generating a positive, global impact and championing forward-thinkers utilizing emerging technologies for the greater good.

Haakon was formerly Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company serving clients in Europe, Africa and Asia, holding global leadership positions within energy, PE and innovation. He also has a background from NBIM (Norw. Petroleum Fund), entrepreneurship, and angel investments. Haakon holds a Master of Sc. from Norwegian School of Economics, University of Melbourne and Fudan University.

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