Generational change in challenging times

The venture capital industry is currently going through turbulent times. Declining investments, a lack of follow-up investments and the search for co-investors are challenges that currently determine the day-to-day business of venture capitalists.

These challenges can also be felt at eCAPITAL, although investors have responded positively to the company’s emphasis on deep tech and climate tech. The new Fund V received 162 million Euro from family offices and institutional investors, among others, with several million already invested in promising start-ups like 1KOMMA5° and beeOLED.

With the launch of the new fund, eCAPITAL marks a generational shift and introduces the youthful partners who will guide the company into the future.

Axel Höpner, business editor at Handelsblatt, spoke with Paul-Josef Patt, Katharina Frie, and Hannes Schill about eCAPITAL’s past, present, and future. Please read the article here (only 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 € 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.

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