GlassDollar confirms success of new fund eCAPITAL V

The startup and investor search engine GlassDollar has selected the TOP 100 fastest growing companies in 2022 from more than 10,000 German startups. Three portfolio companies of the fund eCAPITAL V are among the TOP 30 of the list.

Recently, GlassDollar published the current list of the 100 fastest growing German startups. According to its own statement, this is the largest German startup growth ranking in Germany. The evaluation was based on data such as team growth, funding, attention in social media and website traffic. Three portfolio companies of the eCAPITAL V fund are in the TOP 30 of this list: 1KOMMA5°, Liefergrün and Numbat.

The Hamburg-based provider of a complete solution for the decarbonization of private homes, 1KOMMA5°, made it into the TOP 3. With a growth score of 9.87, 1KOMMA5° is ranked 3rd. By providing technologies for a decentralized, clean energy supply as well as mobility and heat, the company enables people to live CO2-free. In doing so, it not only strengthens regional craftsmanship, but also standardizes and scales a premium customer experience.

In 17th place in the ranking, with a growth score of 9.12, there is Liefergrün. The company is already a leading provider of sustainable e-commerce shipments in Germany, making the last mile of logistics emission-free and customer-centric. Liefergrün relies on deliveries via (cargo) bikes and e-vans and is already working for brands such as Adidas and Dyson.

Numbat is also on a steep growth trajectory, ranking 28th with a score of 9.02. The company’s fast-charging stations with their integrated battery storage enable high-power charging anytime, anywhere. Numbat has already entered into the first cooperative agreements for more than 300 charging stations. This represents a sales potential in the triple-digit millions over the next two years.

We are very pleased that just a few months after the first closing of our Fund V, we are already listed with three companies in the top third of the GlassDollar ranking. This highlights the importance of the fund's focus and confirms the entrepreneurs in their commitment.

Bernd Arkenau, Managing Partner, eCAPITAL AG

The complete ranking can be found here.

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 € 340 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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