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Momenta Edge Podcast

Deeper explorations into Connected Industry and beyond

Welcome to the Momenta Edge podcast series, which feature leading practitioners and thinkers across Connected Industry, Digital Transformation (DX) and the digital technology landscape.  The podcast format allows for more free-form and in-depth explorations of topics of interest, and we’re targeting guests that provide unique perspectives and practical experience on connected industries and technologies, and relevant adjacencies. Keep an eye out for our upcoming guests.  We welcome any comments, feedback or show suggestions – please send to

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Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
Ed Maguire
Insights Partner: New York
Ed brings more than 17 years of Wall Street experience in equity research and investment banking to Momenta, with deep domain expertise in enterprise software.  He has proven success identifying strategic opportunities and articulating actionable insights based on rigorous analysis of technology, operations, competition and markets.  Most recently he was senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation.

Ken Forster - Managing Director

Connected Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services and businesses for over 25 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He co-founded three industrial automation companies and was an early leader in open architecture control systems. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.
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Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on November 6, 2018

Momenta Partners Welcomes Lee Carter as Venture Principal, Seattle

News Advisory

Momenta is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Carter, as a Principal in our Ventures team. Lee is a venture and startup professional with experience investing in remote connectivity, distributed energy, mobile payments, and blockchain technology. 

He is the founder of Elysian Ventures, who help blockchain projects accelerate community development through smart incentive design and building Ecosystem Funds. He was most recently Principal at Reflective Ventures where he was responsible for full-lifecycle investing in early stage blockchain companies. 

Lee was formerly the Director of Finance & HR at Geli, a Momenta Partners portfolio company providing software and business solutions to design, automate, and manage energy storage systems. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy projects using a seamless hardware-agnostic software platform. 

Prior to that Lee was Lead Financial Analyst at Invested Development, a venture fund investing in decentralized energy and remote connectivity in emerging markets. Having experienced both sides of the table, Lee has a unique view on planning for the financial success of early stage technology companies.

Ken Forster, Managing Direct of Momenta Partners states: "Lee brings deep Connected Industry and venture investment experience, coupled with robust operations expertise to which well-suits our advisory, intelligence, talent and ventures practices. We are pleased to have him join our team."

According to Lee: "Momenta provides a unique opportunity to work with a experienced Connected Industry team that can not only make smart investing decisions but add significant value to the companies we invest in through our Advisory, Intelligence and Talent practices.”

Lee has a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colorado College, and enjoys backcountry skiing, hiking, Virginia sports and Ultimate Frisbee. 

Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on September 25, 2018

Quantal: Momenta's New Deep Talent Search Practice

Talent News

Momenta Partners Launches Deep Talent Professional Search for Connected Industry, joins forces with Enertech to create Quantal Search.

Zurich, Switzerland & San Francisco – September 24, 2018Momenta Partners, a global advisory, talent, and ventures firm focused on driving growth for Connected Industry companies, announced today that they are joining forces with Enertech Search Partners, to create a new Search practice focused on Deep Talent.

Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on August 20, 2018

Momenta Partners Welcomes Vikram Capoor as Strategy Partner in Atlanta

News Advisory


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Vikram Capoor, our newest Strategy Partner to Momenta Partners.

Vikram is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in using advanced data analytics to identify white space growth opportunities. He has developed strategies to deliver step changes in performance at a diverse set of organizations ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to start-ups and global humanitarian organizations.

Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on June 19, 2018

Momenta Partners Invests in Machine Data Analytics Disruptor CRATE.IO

News Ventures


Momenta Partners is pleased to announce our investment in Their core product CrateDB is a SQL database for managing machine data and analyzing it in real time. It has the versatility and scalability to handle the variety, velocity and volume of machine data–millions of structured and unstructured data points or log entries per second. Its use cases include smart factories and manufacturing, smart cities applications, geospatial tracking, and cybersecurity. CrateDB has been designed from the ground up to support the huge scale of web, mobile and IoT applications.

Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on March 15, 2018

Momenta Partners Welcomes Laura Westby to scale Connected Industry leadership

News Advisory

We're pleased to announce that Laura Westby has joined Momenta Partners, where she will be helping scale our advisory, executive search and ventures business globally. Laura is a globally-savvy business executive and lawyer with over twenty years’ experience driving commercial arrangements, strategic counsel, and corporate development in deep technology sectors. She has extensive in-house and transactional experience, converging strategy and legal solutions into meaningful global business actions, and partnering with executive management teams to achieve business results.

Posted by Ken Forster - Managing Director on February 16, 2018

Parquery selected by Innosuisse Market Entry Camp San Francisco, to support US expansion.


Momenta Partners is pleased to announce that smart city startup Parquery is joining Swiss startups at San Francisco's Pier 17 as part of Swissnex San Francisco this February. For the past decade, Market Entry Camps have assisted the most promising startups to connect with thriving ecosystems in the world’s leading innovation hubs and to establish a foothold in new markets abroad. Swissnext has supported 67 Swiss startups and integrated a community of over 400 founders and organizations within San FranciscoTheir startup alumni include renowned companies such as Ava, MindmazeBeekeeper, and Doodle and have a combined valuation of $1.1B.