eCAPITAL welcomes top-class reinforcement in the team and new start-ups in the portfolio

After the successful Cyber Security Fund and Fund IV, eCAPITAL is now launching Fund V. The first investments have already been made, not least thanks to the support of the new venture partners Dr Stephen Weich, Dr Cornelius Patt and Christoph Ostermann.

Stephen Weich, Cornelius Patt, Christoph Ostermann – three successful founders and entrepreneurs, three outstanding exits, one goal. All three want to invest their experience, their industry knowledge and also their capital in young companies in order to make the “pearls of tomorrow” big. They complement the eCAPITAL team perfectly as new venture partners and together they have already made their first investments with the new eCAPITAL V fund.

Three companies are already part of the new fund’s portfolio – climate protection technology specialist 1KOMMA5°, cleantech startup Numbat and Dryad, a greentech company that has developed a wireless, large-scale IoT network that detects forest fires within an hour from gas sensors. The closing of a fourth investment in a technology platform for sustainable and customer-oriented shipping solutions is imminent.

Axel Höpner, head of the Munich Handelsblatt editorial office, took the latest news as an opportunity to interview Christoph Ostermann, Stephen Weich, Paul-Josef Patt and Bernd Arkenau. You can read the article here (in german).

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 € 280 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 strategists or investors.

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