eCAPITAL mourns the death of Bernhard Wöbker

München/Münster – Suddenly and unexpectedly, our supervisory board member Bernhard Wöbker passed away in December 2021 at the age of 72. He leaves behind his wife and an adult son.

Bernhard Wöbker worked very closely and trustfully with eCAPITAL for many years. He was an active member of the supervisory board of our portfolio company Open-Xchange AG for over ten years and had just been elected chairman. He was also chairman of the supervisory board at Jedox AG from 2014 to 2021.

Since 2016, he has repeatedly supported and helped us at eCAPITAL with advice and action as a Venture Partner with his valuable experience and his worldwide and impressive network. The many years of close cooperation ultimately led to the shareholders of eCAPITAL AG also electing him to the supervisory board of eCAPITAL in August 2019.

His career includes numerous remarkable stations. He was CEO and President of Nixdorf USA, held senior positions at Pyramid, NeXT and Versant, was an advisor to Warburg Pincus and CEO and later supervisory board member at Brainloop.

We have always experienced Bernhard Wöbker as a personality who was highly respected by his colleagues on the various supervisory boards as well as by the management teams. His calm and balanced manner as well as his unreserved acceptance from all sides have repeatedly led us to ask him for help in critical situations as a mediator and facilitator. We will miss Bernhard Wöbker very much, we would have needed him so urgently for some open challenges.

Dr. Paul-Josef Patt, Managing Partner, eCAPITAL AG

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, currently manages funds with over EUR 280 million under management and was lead investor of some very successful German exits like sonnen, Novaled or Jedox.

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