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With a successful fundraising for our eCAPITAL Fund V, we are proud that our latest fund has reached a volume of €160 million.

In combination with a full deal pipeline, this provides us with the best conditions for investing in exciting start-ups with revolutionary products and business models. In order to tackle this task and initiate the handover of responsibilities to the next generation, we are pleased to announce several promotions and management additions:

Hannes Schill will return to eCAPITAL as a Partner from May. Hannes Schill, who has been part of the eCAPITAL team since 2014 and was a Venture Partner from 2021 to 2024 for personal reasons, replaces Bernd Arkenau. He is leaving the company after 13 years to gain operational experience in managing a start-up himself.

Our Partner team will also be strengthened by Katharina Frie. She has been active in the start-up and VC eco system for over eight years and joined eCAPITAL in 2019. Katharina Frie is responsible for numerous portfolio companies in the areas of sustainability and cybersecurity and is engaged in ESG compliance at eCAPITAL and in the portfolio.

In addition, Dr Antonia Knuth will take over the role of our CFO from May. Antonia Knuth has been part of the eCAPITAL team since 2021 and will focus in particular on the areas of finance, controlling and fund management.

Dirk Seewald, Partner at eCAPITAL since 2019, will take over the position of Managing Partner from May.

With these promotions, we believe that eCAPITAL is very well positioned for future challenges. We look forward to continue working together as a strong team and wish our colleagues success and joy in their new roles!

Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL is an entrepreneur-led venture capital investor focusing on early- and growth-stage deep-tech companies with a positive impact on society. eCAPITAL is based in Germany and invests with its own funds with a total volume of over € 400 million in the areas of Sustainability, Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, IoT and New Materials. In addition to financial resources, eCAPITAL offers its portfolio companies strategic support and access to an international network of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and founders and was lead investor in various deep-tech companies such as sonnen, Novaled or Jedox, which were sold very successfully to international corporates or investors.

Bettina Schäfer
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48155 Münster, Germany
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