Christoph Ostermann strengthens the eCAPITAL advisory board

eCAPITAL AG has appointed a new member of the advisory board: Christoph Ostermann, co-founder and managing director of sonnen GmbH, has now joined the advisory board of eCAPITAL AG.

Christoph Ostermann studied business administration at the University of Bayreuth and subsequently worked as a management consultant. He first developed a hobby interest in renewable energies, which he finally turned into his profession: In 2010, Christoph Ostermann - together with his partner Torsten Stiefenhofer - founded sonnen GmbH (formerly Sonnenbatterie GmbH). sonnen has already received numerous awards for its innovative products and rapid growth: In 2016, for example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) named the company to the list of the 50 most innovative companies worldwide and at the beginning of 2017 it was awarded the world-renowned Zayed Future Energy Prize. 

In February 2019, sonnen was sold very successfully to Shell New Energies. The takeover attracted a lot of media attention and was awarded the title of "Cleantech Deal of the Year" by the American Cleantech Group – and was thus a trend-setter for the entire industry.

eCAPITAL was the first external investor to join sonnen at the beginning of 2013 and accompanied the company as a VC lead investor on this journey from a small start-up to a global innovation leader. Dr. Paul-Josef Patt, CEO of eCAPITAL: "We are very pleased that with Christoph Ostermann we have been able to win such an experienced entrepreneur for our advisory board and that our common path continues. We are certain that he will be an excellent addition to the advisory board and that he will be able to make an important contribution to the positive development of eCAPITAL and its portfolio companies through new impulses".

Christoph Ostermann adds: "Due to our common history I still feel very comfortable with eCAPITAL. As a member of the advisory board, I am looking forward to continuing to be "part of it" and to being able to contribute my experience in the development of new strategies and solutions”.

eCAPITAL AG, based in Münster, is a capital management company for alternative investment funds (AIF) in accordance with the EuVECA Regulation. The company is one of the leading venture capital investors in Germany and has been actively supporting innovative entrepreneurs in promising sectors since 1999. The focus is on fast-growing companies in the software / IT, industry 4.0, cleantech and new materials segments. eCAPITAL currently manages funds with a subscription capital of more than 220 million euros.

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