Svenja Nentwig

Svenja joined the investment team of eCAPITAL as an Associate in 2021. She studied Business Administration & Economics with a focus on accounting & finance at LMU and holds a M.Sc. in Management from the University of Muenster, where she specialized in entrepreneurship and innovation management. During and between her… Read More

Willi Mannheims

Willi is a serial entrepreneur in the field of data security. He graduated as an aerospace engineer from RWTH Aachen und Queens College UK and holds an MBA degree from Henley Management College UK and the University of Houston. During his career, he held various management positions at Daimler Chrysler… Read More

Lucas Merle

Lucas started his career as a Management Trainee at renewable energy company juwi. Next, he worked as Operations Manager at Helpling and as Management Consultant at UDG Consulting (migrated to SMP Strategy Consultants). Lucas holds a B.Sc. in Management from Kozminski University and a M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation… Read More

Paul-Josef Patt

Paul is Managing Partner and CEO of eCAPITAL. After studying business administration in Tübingen, Paris and Muenster, where he also completed his PhD, he worked as Project Manager at Roland Berger. Subsequently, he was chief representative of Kaufhof Holding AG. Via an MBI, he became the executive partner of Ernsting’s… Read More

Katharina Frie

Before joining eCAPITAL, Katharina worked as a Senior Consultant at UnternehmerTUM, the entrepreneurship center of the Technical University of Munich, with a focus on innovation strategy, corporate incubation and company building as well as an Interim COO at the high-tech startup accelerator TechFounders. Katharina holds a M.Sc. in Technology &… Read More

Bernd Arkenau

Bernd joined eCAPITAL in 2010. Prior to that, he worked in research and development, engineering, new business development and venture capital. Bernd graduated as an engineer from RWTH Aachen University with majors in process engineering and innovation management. Having worked among others on new membrane materials for CO2 separation and… Read More

Ann-Christin Kortenbrede

Before joining the investment team of eCAPITAL, Ann-Christin coached young, university-related start-ups as a Start-up Coach at REACH Euregio Start-up Center. She further has multiple years of investment experience as she previously worked as an Investment Associate at Pomona Impact. Focusing on impact investments in Latin America, she mainly invested… Read More

Dirk Seewald

Dirk is an engineer by education and has been CEO, COO and board member in companies such as VPIsystems, Innominate Security Technologies, PHOENIX CONTACT and SecurityMatters. An entrepreneur by heart, he chose starting his own company in the nineties over pursuing a PhD. Dirk has deep experience in telecoms, industrial… Read More

Steffen Reinecke

Steffen has a background in electrical engineering and business administration focusing on entrepreneurship from RWTH Aachen University with a top-of-his-class degree. Prior stations include work experience in business development for novel smart grid applications in China, a master thesis on strategic make-or-buy decisions, R&D for superconductor solutions and abroad studies… Read More

Michael Mayer

Michael holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Konstanz. Before joining eCAPITAL, he founded TechnoStart, a venture capital firm focused on seed & early-stage technology companies. Throughout his career, he has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in venture capital and has successfully developed, built and sold… Read More