Industry 4.0

We enable the processes of the future.

Automation and process engineering are interdisciplinary, cross-section technologies significantly contributing to increases in industrial and product efficiency. These technologies actually enable new high-tech applications (e.g. in micro- and nanotechnology, or in the generation of regenerative power). 

Automation and process engineering are interdisciplinary, cross-section technologies significantly contributing to increases in industrial and product efficiency. These technologies actually enable new high-tech applications (e.g. in micro- and nanotechnology, or in the generation of regenerative power). 

We understand automation as a crucial - but often invisible - "enabler" for many high-growth industries and applications. 

A successful company in the field of automation and process technology usually requires cross-departmental expertise in the fields of electrical engineering, computer technology and information and communication technology (“ICT”), sensor technology and actuator / drive technology as well as mechanical engineering and process engineering. 

The automation technology in Germany continues to have a great economic importance: Germany is the third largest producer in the world after the USA and Japan. The high export rate of almost 80% of German automation technology demonstrates the international competitiveness of this cross-sectional technology. 

We invest in entrepreneurs who can make a decisive contribution to the growth of the user industries with their solutions in the area of automation and process technology.

eCAPITAL currently invests in the Industry 4.0 segment out of its fund „eCAPITAL IV“ which was successfully closed end of 2017 with a volume of € 100.6 million.

Ticket Sizes:

  • Initial investment eCAPITAL: € 1 million - € 4 million
  • Total investment through follow-on financings: up to € 15 million

Phases:

  • Seed
  • Series A
  • Series B