We believe that anyone with the right idea, ambition and execution can build a category-defining company.
Bringing 'Made in Germany' to the digital age
Germany has a longstanding reputation for first-class engineering, for high quality products that have a global impact. We believe that the label 'Made in Germany' needs to arrive in the digital age. We believe that the brands shaping the future will be tech companies. And we believe that some of these tech companies can and must be built here. Since our foundation in 2013, we've been supporting daring entrepreneurs from the German-speaking regions in building global category leaders that will shape the decades to come.
We get in early - from Pre-Seed to Series A
Our main expertise lies in supporting early-stage tech startups in their first crucial decisions: from setting up a finance department to the first executive hires. With our industry network, hands-on approach and our supporting functions such as marketing and finance, we help to turn a business idea into a fully-fledged company.
As a VC firm with people on the ground in Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart, we have a deep-rooted network in the German tech scene. That’s why we strongly focus our investment activities on Germany and the German-speaking regions. That doesn’t rule out deals elsewhere - but we certainly need extra conviction then.
We have supported companies on their journeys from Seed right through to IPO.
active Capnamic investments
million EUR of capital under management
million EUR of funds raised by our portfolio companies
Our network is your network
Some of the most successful and experienced founders as well as large corporations invest in our funds. All in all, more than 100 Limited Partners make up our network.
And many more partners
in entrepreneurs changing the world
But they can’t do it all on their own. That’s why we try to play our part by being sparring partners available at all times, by opening doors, or simply by having your back.
in empathetic honesty
We have a ‘Bullshit Buzzer’ in our main meeting room for a reason. We’re going to be completely honest with the founders we work with, and they in turn can depend on our loyalty and support. We won’t leave your side when the first rain drops fall.
in team, timing, technology
A strong team is the core of every successful startup. But for an idea to thrive, it also needs the right timing and a defensible technology. If you have the three Ts, there’s a good chance you’re at the start of something big.
in making our network your network
Having started as a multi-corporate VC with LPs from some of the biggest national and international corporations, we value a strong network above most other things.
in realness not the hype
Not every company that gets massive funding has the substance to last. We always form our own opinion and we even tend to get skeptical when things are hyped. But once we’re convinced of a business idea, we give it everything we’ve got.
in sparring not steering
We do our best to be active partners, coaches and mentors on an equal footing. But at the end of the day, nobody knows their product, company and market better than the founders.