About Us

At Momenta, we're passionate about industry transformation.

Our strategic investments and valuable advice empower Fortune 500 companies and accelerate innovators across energy, manufacturing, supply chain, and smart spaces.

We're architects of Industry 4.0 and 5.0. Sustainability, resilience, and ESG-driven technology define our purpose. We’re not just investors and advisors; we're change-makers seeking industrial impact to shape a better tomorrow.

Our Team

We are Venture Industrialist, veteran industrial practitioners, operators, and investors at the intersection of critical industries and digital technologies. Where IT meets OT, and Digital meets Industry, our team has been working at, with and for the industry leaders, innovators, and disruptors.

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Ken Forster
Executive Director
Ken Forster
Executive Director
Luzern

Digital Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services, and businesses for over 30 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He founded Momenta Partners and several industrial automation companies. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.

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Michael-Dolbec
Michael Dolbec
Managing Partner
Michael Dolbec
Managing Partner
Menlo Park

A venture Industrialist focused on the digital transformation of industries.  Held investment leadership roles at: GE, LG Electronics, Orange, 3Com and IBM. Investment career started at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and continued at Greylock. Working to transform the value of operational outcomes thru the intersection of connectivity, data, and machine intelligence. 

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Douglas Harp
Managing Partner
Douglas Harp
Managing Partner
Redding

Inquisitive business leader and Digital Industry strategist with a passion for discovering ways to better solve everyday problems and transform business models for industrial products, services and operations.  As CEO/COO/CxO he has scaled multiple start-ups and growth stage technology companies.  An executive trusted advisor, Doug has helped over 100 enterprises navigate their automation, IT and Digital transformation.  He works out of the SF Bay Area and maintains strong ecosystem connections into the Digital Industry, IoT and AI community. 

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Harinderpal Hanspal
Principal Partner
Harinderpal Hanspal
Principal Partner
Seattle

Harinderpal (Hans) Hanspal is a technology industry veteran and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience driving digital business and product transformations across technology, industrial, telecom, media, and entertainment industries. His expertise spans global companies and startups in leadership roles that include business development, product management, corporate strategy, and customer success at GE, Pivotal Software, VMware, and EMC (now DellEMC). As co-founder and COO of Nurego, an Industrial IoT Monetization startup, he helped grow the company from conception to a successful exit to GE. Hans lives in Seattle with his family and, in his spare time, leads the 4200+ member IoT Hub Meetup group.

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Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Sandra Mueller
Principal Partner
Luzern

Over the past ten years, Sandra has gained a deep understanding of the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the rapidly evolving Digital Industry market. Prior to that, she spent a decade honing her expertise in B2B and B2C marketing and business development through product and account management within FMCG companies and advertising agencies. Sandra's comprehensive experience makes her a valuable asset to Momenta and its portfolio companies, as she can provide valuable insights and guidance to startups looking to establish their brand identity and develop their marketing strategy, while implementing a well-rounded approach to market.

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Luke Smaul
Principal Partner
Luke Smaul
Principal Partner
Seattle

Industry Executive with 20+ years of experience working in the digital industry, applying strategic thinking to new go-to-market and business models. Luke has successfully spearheaded large multinational digital transformation projects for Fortune 100 companies before going out on his own to bring his expertise to others. Luke’s passion is creating new business models across various verticals in the discrete and process space using IoT Edge sensors, big data, and advanced analytics. He advises global and early-stage firms focusing on digital strategy, sales/marketing, and go-to-market (GTM) planning leveraging his prior executive experience at GE Digital, Emerson, Flashpoint, and his firm, Chakra.

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Ed-Maguire
Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
Ed Maguire
Insights Partner
New York

Ed is a seasoned Finance Professional with 30+ years of experience, excels in equity research, investment banking, and enterprise software. Known for identifying strategic opportunities and delivering actionable insights through meticulous analysis of technology, operations, competition, and markets. Ed is also a skilled public speaker, writer, and advocate.

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Dave-Ayers
Dave Ayers
Strategy Partner
Dave Ayers
Strategy Partner
Raleigh

Dave has over 30 years of experience in Digital Industry spanning Global R&D, Product, and Innovation in Energy, Process, and Telecommunication industries. He has served in several executive leadership positions as CTO and VP of R&D in companies such as Xylem, Sensus, and Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs, as well as advisory roles with public companies and academic institutions. His product experience spans full stack industrial IoT solutions from chip, hardware, and RF engineering to connectivity, software applications, and data analytics. Prior to joining Momenta, Dave was VP of Innovation Strategy & Partnerships at Xylem, where he was responsible for enterprise strategy and ecosystem partnerships.

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Jamshed Dubash
Strategy Partner
Jamshed Dubash
Strategy Partner
Boston

Jamshed has worked in the digital industry for over 30 years, applying IoT, M2M, RFID, and Analytics to industrial and consumer products. He has successfully managed large multinational digitalization projects for Fortune 100 companies at the tactical and strategic levels. Jamshed’s passion is creating business opportunities in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, retail, CPG manufacturing, transportation, and logistics industries using IoT Edge sensors, big data, and advanced analytics.  He advises global and early-stage firms focusing on digital strategy, technology review, sales/marketing, and go-to-market (GTM) planning leveraging his prior executive experience at TraceLink, Proctor and Gamble, and Intel. 

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Jesse DeMesa
Strategy Partner
Jesse DeMesa
Strategy Partner
San Francisco

A Digital Industry pioneer, business and product leader driving digital transformation with leading product and service providers since 2010. Over 25 years of practitioner expertise in Industrial operations, management & automation systems. Former CTO GE Digital - O&G and CxO Siemens Energy and Industry sectors. Led industrial software startups through IPO and acquisitions; as co-founder of Manufacturing Intelligence pioneer IndX, acquired by Siemens and engineering executive at Wonderware, an industrial automation market leader.

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Bill-OSuch
Bill O'Such
Strategy Partner
Bill O'Such
Strategy Partner
San Francisco

Digital Industry strategy and corporate development leader with over 20 years of experience in highly reliable device, on-premise edge and telco edge computing. Bill’s recent background includes working closely with business owners in networking, telematics, AI, automotive and IIoT to create innovative digital growth strategies. At Wind River Systems, collaborating with Intel Capital and the Intel IoT Group, he developed and executed on M&A and business roadmaps to accelerate Digital Industry strategies in industrial, transportation, networking and cloud. His unique combination of connected product technical and business experience enables him to rapidly develop and execute new growth strategies.

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Sebastian Winter is a Momenta Partner
Sebastian Winter
Strategy Partner
Sebastian Winter
Strategy Partner
London

Sebastian is a business growth and M&A expert specializing in building the case for, and executing, innovative deals. He covers industrial tech, agrifood tech, and smart cities. His background includes research, advisory, and investment, and he leverages these for a set methodology of deep diving into industry and business through research, advising senior executives on growth and deal execution, and executing on investment transactions.

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Miroslav Kriz
Venture Partner
Miroslav Kriz
Venture Partner
Boston

Miroslav is a seasoned leader in finance, GTM, and product strategy, with extensive experience as an operator, entrepreneur, and AIoT-enabled SaaS specialist. His most recent roles include Head of Finance & Strategy at Axino AI and Head of Strategy at SmartSense by Digi. Miroslav passionately advocates Industry 5.0 and believes in harnessing the power of overlapping technological innovation platforms to drive sustainability. With roots in the Czech Republic, he is committed to fostering connections between the CEE region and the United States through the startup ecosystem.

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