Foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy

After the Senate of the Max Planck Society in November 2018 decided to establish the Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy in Bochum, today the relevant government body GWK approved the foundation of the Institute and with that, the funding of the Insitute by the Federal Government of Germany as well as the German States is now confirmed.

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IPlytics, the AI Startup tackling patent analytics, raises several millions in financing

Berlin-based IPlytics, the company disrupting patent analytics with an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered patent analytics software, receives several million Euros in venture capital as part of a financing round led by German VC investor eCAPITAL, with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) joining the round as existing shareholder.

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Does clean energy become mainstream?

The acquisition of sonnen by Shell has attracted a lot of attention in the national and international press. The reason for this is obvious: That one of the world's largest oil and gas companies is investing in clean energy must be seen as a milestone for the energy industry on its way from fossil fuels to clean energy.

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eCAPITAL launches the first dedicated Cybersecurity VC-Fund in Germany

eCAPITAL together with leading cybersecurity experts, serial entrepreneurs and a worldwide network sets up fund structure, embedded in unique cybersecurity ecosystem, to enable investments of € 50 million into scale-up firms in the European cybersecurity space.

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Ferroelectric Memory Company receives growth financing from eCAPITAL and HTGF

Significant boost to growing the team of a company with a high-performance, ultra-low-power non-volatile memory technology

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Dr. Paul-Josef Patt in dialogue with energystorageforum.com

With the steadily growing share of renewable energies, energy storage systems for electricity and heat are becoming increasingly important. As Europe's first conference, the Energy Storage World Forum has been dedicated exclusively to the topic of energy storage since 2010 and has discussed selected issues with Dr. Paul-Josef Patt, CEO of eCAPITAL AG, to get his assessment as a long term cleantech investor on how companies can be successful in the market for energy storage systems.

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eCAPITAL and Demeter announce a partnership agreement

eCAPITAL and Demeter have signed a partnership agreement aiming at strengthening their expertise in their common investment areas – environmental and energy transition (cleantech), industry 4.0 and new materials – and better understanding the issues at stake in those sectors at a European level. Their partnership constitutes an additional asset for the investors of their funds as well as for the entrepreneurs that they accompany.

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Die europäische Start-up-Landschaft ist so gesund wie nie zuvor

Technologieunternehmen erhalten immer höhere Investitionen und werden selbstbewusster. Doch es gibt eine große Herausforderung.

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Excellent start of the eCAPITAL Fund IV

After launching eCAPITAL’s latest fund, eCAPITAL IV, the fund’s portfolio already comprises 10 investments today. Amongst others the portfolio includes Creapaper, the fund’s latest addition and nationwide winner of the “KfW Founder Prize 2017” as well as sonnen, Jedox and videantis, all three winners of this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 Award. This lays a solid foundation for eCAPITAL’s continued success story, building on past achievements such as Novaled’s Trade Sale to Samsung Group.

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Three eCAPITAL portfolio companies among the winners of the Technology Fast 50 Award 2017

Last week, Deloitte awarded the Technology Fast 50 Award to the fastest-growing technology companies in Germany for the 15th time. These winners distinguish themselves by a proprietary technology combined with an above-average growth rate over the past four financial years.

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