Christoph Ostermann strengthens the eCAPITAL advisory boardeCAPITAL NEWS
Christoph Ostermann studied business administration at the University of Bayreuth and subsequently worked as a management consultant. He first developed a hobby interest in renewable energies, which he finally turned into his profession: In 2010, Christoph Ostermann – together with his partner Torsten Stiefenhofer – founded sonnen GmbH (formerly Sonnenbatterie GmbH). sonnen has already received numerous awards for its innovative products and rapid growth: In 2016, for example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) named the company to the list of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide and at the beginning of 2017 it was awarded the world-renowned Zayed Future Energy Prize.
In February 2019, sonnen was sold very successfully to Shell New Energies. The takeover attracted a lot of media attention and was awarded the title of “Cleantech Deal of the Year” by the American Cleantech Group – and was thus a trend-setter for the entire industry.
eCAPITAL was the first external investor to join sonnen at the beginning of 2013 and accompanied the company as a VC lead investor on this journey from a small start-up to a global innovation leader.
We are very pleased that with Christoph Ostermann we have been able to win such an experienced entrepreneur for our advisory board and that our common path continues. We are certain that he will be an excellent addition to the advisory board and that he will be able to make an important contribution to the positive development of eCAPITAL and its portfolio companies through new impulses.
Dr. Paul-Josef Patt,
CEO of eCAPITAL
Christoph Ostermann adds: “Due to our common history I still feel very comfortable with eCAPITAL. As a member of the advisory board, I am looking forward to continuing to be “part of it” and to being able to contribute my experience in the development of new strategies and solutions”.
eCAPITAL is a venture capital firm that provides early to growth stage funding to technology companies in the fields of software & information technology, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, new materials and cleantech. Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL has a history of supporting entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Partnering with eCAPITAL means joining an international network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and potential partners. eCAPITAL is located in Germany and currently manages funds with over EUR 220 million under management.