Capnamic Ventures Expands Investment Team

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  • Christian Knott appointed as Partner
  • Sebastian Schüller and Frederik von Bossel join the investment team
  • Eight-strong investment team with VC, entrepreneurial and tech background

Berlin/Cologne – 20/02/2018: Capnamic Ventures, the early-stage tech venture capitalist based in Berlin and Cologne, continues to expand its investment team with the appointment of Christian Knott as a Partner. Also joining the team are Sebastian Schüller, as an Investment Manager, and Frederik von Bossel, as an Analyst.

Christian Knott (29, joined Capnamic Ventures in 2014 as an Analyst. Previously, he was responsible for over 80 portfolio companies at HTGF (High-Tech Gründerfonds) in Bonn as an Investment Controller. Christian studied International Business Administration at the Cologne Business School. Later he successfully completed his Master’s degree with a focus on entrepreneurship at HHL Leipzig.

Sebastian Schüller (29, has been an Investment Manager since January 1, 2018. Prior to this, Sebastian was a Growth Strategist at Google in Dublin, where he worked on tech start-ups and the German VC scene. Sebastian studied in Istanbul and Helsinki and received his Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance from the University of Cologne.

Frederik von Bossel (25, has been an Analyst since February 1, 2018. Before joining Capnamic, Frederik worked for several months in the Business Development department of a tech start-up in San Francisco, USA. Aside from gaining his Business Administration degree from Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Frederik has founded an event agency in Bonn.

Olaf Jacobi, Managing Partner at Capnamic Ventures, says: “Venture capital is people business. Skills, spirit, teamwork and value-add for entrepreneurs are what make the difference. We are pleased to expand and develop our circle of partners for our long-term future with the addition of Christian Knott. Christian has significantly contributed to and overseen many investments in recent years (including Staffbase, LeanIX and Agorize). Christian epitomises entrepreneurial thinking and investment experience.”

About Capnamic Ventures
Capnamic Ventures ( is one of Europe’s leading early-stage Venture Capital firms, with offices in Berlin and Cologne. The VC invests most of its funds in tech startups in the German-speaking region. Capnamic also joins forces with international co-investors. All portfolio companies are supported through Capnamic’s global network of investors and industry partners. The vast expertise of the Capnamic team includes more than 70 investments, a high turnover of successful trade sales and IPOs, as well as a strong entrepreneurial track record within the investment team. The general partners are Christian Siegele, Jörg Binnenbrücker and Olaf Jacobi.
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