Three of the most
successful German
start-up entrepreneurs support the new fund eCAPITAL V

In November 2022, the successful first closing of the new fund eCAPITAL V in the amount of € 100 million took place. This is the highest first closing in the history of eCAPITAL.

The sum corresponds to the volume of Fund IV and already 50% of the targeted total volume of the fund eCAPITAL V. With the new fund, eCAPITAL makes investments in disruptive deeptech companies with a positive impact on society.

eCAPITAL is supported by three of the most successful German start-up entrepreneurs of recent years. Christoph Ostermann, Stephen Weich and Cornelius Patt, who each managed to realize the largest venture capital exits in 2019 – 2021. As investors and venture partners, they now support eCAPITAL in finding sustainable start-ups whose success can each make a major impact on reducing CO2 emissions. The fund has already made four promising investments.

Thomas Wendel from TAGESSPIEGEL spoke with Paul-Josef Patt and Stephen Weich about the importance of a deeptech impact fund, the first portfolio companies, and also about political necessities in Germany and Europe. Read the complete article, which appeared online in TAGESSPIEGEL background, here (only in German).

(This article appeared in Tagesspiegel Background Sustainable Finance on 09.02.2023. Register without obligation for Tagesspiegel Background Sustainable Finance and read the briefing four weeks free of charge.)

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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