Investments from NRW in sustainability

Berlin and Munich continue to be the hubs of the German venture capital sector, with each city having a significant concentration of VC firms and start-ups.

However, effective fundraising can also occur far from VC strongholds. eCAPITAL has been operating out of Münster, Westphalia, for more than 20 years. From there, it makes investments in promising, sustainable start-ups all throughout Europe. Many of eCAPITAL’s 33 portfolio firms are headquartered in NRW, and the network of eCAPITAL includes prosperous North Rhine-Westphalian businesspeople.

For the WAZ Frank Meßing talked to the Managing Partners of eCAPITAL AG, Paul-Josef Patt and Bernd Arkenau. You can read the article with interesting information and insights 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 € 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 corporates or investors.

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