Creapaper successfully completes Series B financing round

Creapaper GmbH, the pioneer in grass paper and provider of grass paper products, has successfully completed the Series B financing round. As new investors Creapaper welcomed four family office investors based in Germany, among others from the paper industry and the consumer goods sector.

Creapaper uses a patented process to produce the grass fibre raw material required for grass paper, which generates 75 percent less CO2 than conventional wood pulp and reduces water consumption in production by up to 95 percent. The company is already developing and marketing the first CO2-saving grass paper packaging and plastic replacement products in both the food and non-food sectors. The first customers include REWE Group, ALDI and DUNI from Sweden.

Creapaper has received several awards for its innovative and sustainable developments and products, including the Start Green Award 2016, the KfW Award Gründen 2017, the IKU Innovation Award Climate and Environment 2018, the Top 100 Europe Award and the Red Herring Award North America in June 2019.

We are very pleased with the confidence placed in us, both by our new investors and by our existing lead investor eCAPITAL. This financing round will enable us to drive our growth in Germany by placing additional key CO2-reducing products in the retail sector and with international brands and preparing for our international expansion.

Michael Schatzschneider,
CFO of Creapaper

“The successful completion of Series B is another important milestone in the development of Creapaper. We are convinced that reducing CO2 emissions and avoiding further plastic waste with Creapaper grass paper products will have a global reach and lead to measurable results,” says Willi Mannheims, Managing Partner at eCAPITAL.

About Creapaper
Creapaper GmbH, based in Hennef, Germany, uses a patented process to produce an alternative raw material for the paper and packaging industry that can be used in paper production instead of cellulose made from fresh fibres (wood) or waste paper. Already now, up to 50 % of conventional wood and waste paper fibres can be replaced and significant savings in CO2 emissions and water consumption can be achieved with Creapaper grass paper products.

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.

Creapaper GmbH
Michael Schatzschneider
Löhestrasse 53
53773 Hennef, Germany

Sylvia Richter
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster, Germany
Tel.: +49 251 70 37 67 0