Investment strategy for investors
Focus on success and added value
We offer our investors the opportunity to participate in the increase in value of our portfolio companies. The investors of our closed eCAPITAL funds consist of renowned institutional investors, family offices and private investors.
We always take investment decisions with the utmost diligence, after thorough technical, legal and economic review of the respective potential portfolio company, taking into account the market environment, the entry barriers, the qualifications of founders and their teams, as well as future exit opportunities.
At eCAPITAL we pursue a stringent investment strategy and invest exclusively in companies and teams with the best prospects for success, and exclusively in sectors where we have a high level of expertise. Through this focus, we realize for our investors the existing potentials for value growth.
Our investment decisions are always made with greatest care and following extensive technical, legal and economic examination of the respective potential associate company, whilst taking into account the market environment, entry barriers, the qualifications of the founders and their teams, as well as future exit propects.
At eCAPITAL, we pursue a stringent investment strategy and exclusively invest in companies and teams with the best chances of success, and only in those sectors where we have a high level of expertise. Due to this focus, we realize the existing potentials for value appreciation for our investors.
The outstanding expertise of the eCAPITAL team helps us to identify at an early stage new technologies and investment opportunities with convincing success potential. Additionally, we are supported by a wide network of renowned partners from companies, industry experts, and the financial sector.
Furthermore, we are convinced that capital is not the only important factor to transform a business idea into a start-up and later on into a high-yield business. Therefore, we support our portfolio companies with our entrepreneurial experience and professional expertise until a successful exit.
- eCAPITAL I: The fund is closed and currently in the disinvestment phase.
- eCAPITAL II: The fund is closed and currently in the disinvestment phase.
- eCAPITAL III: The fund is closed and it currently is in its disinvestment phase.
- eCAPITAL IV: The fund is closed and currently in the investment phase.
- eCAPITAL Cybersecurity: The fund is closed and currently in the investment phase.
Through the strategic partnership with the KfW-Mittelstandsbank eCAPITAL is optimally positioned. eCAPITAL has been accredited by KfW since 1999. In the mid-size sector KfW group acts as a fund investor in selected German venture capital companies. In the case of eCAPITAL, KfW is a cornerstone investor both in the eCAPITAL I and eCAPITAL II fund.
Further, KfW via its ERP-Startfonds co-invested in several of our portfolio companies. In addition eCAPITAL since many years closely cooperates with NRW.Bank, the governmental bank that promotes development in the area of North-Rhine Westphalia.
We are a member of the Federal Association of German Capital Investment Companies (“Bundesverband der Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften” or “BVK”) as well as of Invest Europe. We have a close partnership with the Business Angels Network Germany (“BAND”) and Business Angels Agency Ruhr (“BAAR”) as well as the HighTech Start-up Fund (“HighTech Gruenderfonds”), where eCAPITAL is a preferred partner and support coach. This results in numerous opportunities for interesting network contacts, positive synergies, and a constant flow of new deals.
eCAPITAL maintains numerous alliances with industry experts, leading universities and research institutions, as well as banks and issuing houses, venture capital partners and M&A agencies. These partners support us in counselling and promoting our portfolio companies and contribute to a significant extent to the generation of our high-quality deal flow.
It should be noted that the investors of eCAPITAL are mainly active or former entrepreneurs who are also members of different organizations. Many of them are on top active as direct investors. This creates another network, which eCAPITAL can rely on, when required.