eCAPITAL portfolio company Open-Xchange on German television ARD

eCAPITAL portfolio company Open-Xchange on German television ARD

The number of cyber threats is steadily growing; just last year, ransomware cost businesses about $1 billion. Back in May 2017, when the malware "Wanna Cry" first appeared, the topic reached its temporary climax: within a very short time the malicious program spread in over 100 countries and caused immense damage to hundreds of thousands of Windows computers.

The question of how and why "Wanna Cry" paralyzed companies, hospitals and even intelligence agencies around the world was pursued by journalist Harald Schumann and his research team InvestigateEurope.

He spoke with insiders and executives across Europe, including Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open Xchange, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL. In collaboration with Árpád Bondy he developed the documentary "Das Microsoft-Dilemma - Europa als Software Kolonie" (rbb/WDR) for "Die Story im Ersten" which was broadcasted in the German television on February 19, 2018.

Please find the entire contribution under the following link: "The Microsoft Dilemma"

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange leads the fight to keep the digital landscape open, secure and transparent for all. Ruthlessly committed to an open internet and software ecosystem, OX opens opportunities for over 100 of the world’s leading service providers and telecommunications without compromising the privacy or safety of users.

OX has been giving service providers the tools they need to prosper for more than a decade. With foundations deep within the open source movement, it has expanded rapidly to become a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest telcos and ISPs; supplying everything from robust, industrial-scale email for businesses and consumers to high-performance productivity software that matches the capabilities of much longer-established office application software. To date, more than 200 million commercial licenses for OX App Suite have been sold.

Offering a full stack of open source technology OX helps global IT businesses deliver innovative and high quality customer experiences. Learn more about the benefits of working with OX:

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG is a Münster-based alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) in accordance with EU-directive EuVECA. As a leading German venture capital firm, eCAPITAL has supported innovative entrepreneurs in future-oriented industries since 1999. The firm focuses on rapidly growing companies in the areas of Software / IT, Cleantech, Industry 4.0 and New Materials. Currently, eCAPITAL manages six funds with a total of 220 million euros under management. Find more information under

Open-Xchange AG
Christian Egle
Rollnerstrasse 14
90408 Nuremberg
Tel.: +49 9123 99 96 520
Email: christian.egle(at)

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG
Sylvia Richter
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 703 767 0
Email: info(at)