Der Wagnisfinanzierer eCAPITAL stellt gemeinsam mit Cyberexperten, erfahrenen Gründern und weltweitem Netzwerk in einem in Europa einzigartigen Cybersystem 50 Millionen Euro für Cybersecurity Startups zur Verfügung.
eCAPITAL dedicates a fund for cybersecurity investments. While the eCAPITAL Cybersecurity Fund closed at a volume of € 30 million on December 31, 2018, it comes as a parallel vehicle to the eCAPITAL Fund IV with a broader investment focus, which closed end of 2017 at € 100 million and of which € 20 million are allocated for cybersecurity investments. Thus, in total eCAPITAL is now able to invest € 50 million into cybersecurity companies. eCAPITAL Cybersecurity is in Germany the first such dedicated fund with this focus. Fund-investors include the ERP Fund, RAG Foundation, NRW.BANK as well as insurances, pension funds and individuals.
Cube 5 ist angesiedelt am Horst Görtz Institut für IT-Sicherheit (HGI) der Ruhr-Universität Bochum und kooperiert eng mit Deutschlands erstem Spezialfonds für Cybersecurity Startups. Am HGI sind seit 2001 über 20 Startups ausgegründet worden. Das HGI nimmt damit eine Führungsrolle in Deutschland in Cybersicherheit ein.
Willi Mannheims summing it up: “By means of coupling technology experts, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad network via this fund, we can make a contribution to data security in Germany and Europe. We are excited!”
For the selection and the support of the investments, the new fund can rely on proven cybersecurity experts. Willi Mannheims, one of the managing partners at eCAPITAL AG, has founded, established and successfully sold or IPOed several data security companies (e.g. Secunet, escrypt). Another security entrepreneur in the team is venture partner Hans-Christoph Quelle, who was one of the founders of secusmart. secusmart is providing the secure mobile phones for the German Federal Government.
Derzeit sucht der eCAPITAL Cybersecurity Fonds nach weiteren spannenden Technologiefirmen aus dem Bereich Cybersecurity, Datensicherheit und Privacy, die für ihre Wachstumsstrategien auf der Suche nach Kapital sowie technologie- und gründungserfahrenen Partnern sind.
„As a long-standing, independent VC investment firm in the high-tech space, we are pleased to be in the position to now support particularly those start-ups that develop security solutions and business models that safeguard various technology trends in areas such as Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.” proclaims Dr. Paul-Josef Patt, CEO of eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners.
About eCAPITAL AG 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 six funds with a subscription capital of over 240 million euros. Further information is available at: https://ecapital.de/en/
Contact eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG Dr. Paul-Josef Patt Willi Mannheims Hafenweg 24 48155 Münster Tel.: +49 251 703767-0 Email: info(at)ecapital.de Internet: www.ecapital.de/en