Joseph Gauci

Mr. Gauci has been in the profession for the past 30 years and has held various posts and commissions. He has worked both locally and abroad for local and international firms. He has also worked at the highest levels with top accountancy firms such as Deloitte and Grant Thornton. In addition he was appointed by several local corporations in various roles including Enemalta Corporation, Maltacom and Malta Drydocks.

Mr. Gauci has wide experience in Corporate Finance and has held various important appointments including member of the local VAT Appeals Board, and consultant to various Ministries and Government Departments in Malta.


KSi Malta is one of Malta’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms and provides a wide range of services to both local and international clients. KSi Malta values the skills, strengths and perspectives of its diverse team and prides itself on its staff’s professionalism, which further strengthens the firm’s competitive edge. Since inception, KSi Malta has encouraged a participatory relationship among all team members as well as all clients.

This flexible approach enables all parties to be involved during all processes that directly lead to the advancement of every client’s business objectives. KSi Malta draws in its ample experience in order to assist local businesses to grow as well as supporting international companies interested in establishing themselves and operating in Malta. KSi Malta makes use of its vast business contacts in order to support its various clients’ business requirements. Furthermore, the firm guarantees the utmost commitment to all its clients, whilst offering an efficient and tailored service.

KSi Malta is a member of Morison KSi, a global association of leading professional service firms, established to meet the cross-border accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting needs of clients.

KSi Malta is also a member of IAG International, a non-profit worldwide network of accountants and lawyers.

Dr Vijay Barathan MD

Dr Vijay Barathan MD is a Life Science Partner with Catapult’s GM&C Life Sciences Fund, which he joined in September 2016 to lead and manage investments across Life Sciences. Vijay was most recently Chief Investment Officer at NetScientific plc, a listed healthcare IP commercialisation company focused on chronic diseases through digital health, diagnostics and therapeutics investments.

Vijay was previously a Healthcare Investment Banker at Peel Hunt and Piper Jaffray, looking after listed healthcare clients as well as undertaking IPO, M&A, private placement and secondary fundraising transactions.

Vijay began his career in medicine and worked in various London and South East hospitals. He qualified from Guy’s Kings and St Thomas Medical School, in London, and holds a degree in Medicine and a BSc in Development Neurobiology.

Firm Overview:

We have a passion for business and enjoy supporting ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams who share this enthusiasm.

Catapult Ventures is all about value creation through long term relationships – both with our portfolio companies and those who have invested in the funds we manage.

Each member of the executive team has some direct portfolio responsibility, meaning they are active board members who play a key role in investee company strategy, hiring of senior personal and sometimes even the finding and meeting of customers. Our executives are also heavily involved in financial strategy which can include leveraging banking relationships and the introduction of new investors for additional funding rounds.

At Catapult Ventures, portfolio responsibility is assigned to the executive that can add the most value. Simple.