The journey from an early-stage startup to a scaling tech company is extremely challenging. That’s why we specifically gear our support to the needs of Seed and Series A companies.
How we support
“It takes a village to raise a child” - and probably to build a company from scratch as well. We’re not the kind of VC that gives founders money and just leaves them to get on with it. We believe in providing sparring, coaching, connections as well as our unique team of investors, finance experts, marketers and former startup execs to help and support whenever needed.
The early stage of a startup is the most crucial phase there is. Either you master it, win customers, build a great team, set up the right structures for growth, convince more investors - or you go home. We have seen companies master this stage many times. And we love sharing this knowledge to support future category leaders in making that same step.
Your benefits as part of our portfolio
Founders Development Program
Leading a company from the first days through various phases of growth is unbelievably challenging. That’s why we support our founders through tailored coaching and learning opportunities with world-class external coaches.
To foster a lively exchange of knowledge and best practices, we organize regular portfolio workshops with external speakers on topics such as finance, marketing, product management and fundraising.
From timing the fundraising launch correctly, to building the pitch, assembling all the documentation and making introductions to some of the most renowned investors - we do everything it takes to make our portfolio companies succeed in closing the next round.
Portfolio as a community
We see our portfolio as a community of people, sharing similar beliefs, hopes, dreams and fears. We aim to create synergies, make the right connections and build bridges that benefit everyone.
Winning first customers
It’s all about the connections: We have some of the largest corporates as well as hidden champions and SMEs as our LPs. In many cases, they have become clients of our B2B portfolio companies as well as investors in our funds.
Recruiting top-level management
It’s rare that a management team based around the founders is complete from day one. We regularly support our portfolio in recruiting talent - just the right CTO, Sales Executive or Head of Marketing, for instance - to complement their team.
Mentoring & Coaching
Sometimes it’s not just about discussing KPIs or sales pipelines. We aim to build trusting relationships with our founders and cultivate a healthy exchange about all aspects of entrepreneurship.
Finance, Marketing & PR Support
We have marketing and finance experts on our team who regularly support our portfolio companies hands on with tasks such as controlling, financial modeling, brand building - or even writing press releases.
There’s nothing better than bringing our whole community and network together to build bonds that last. We regularly do this with our popular Capnamic events, from our portfolio day to our golf tournament.
Starting out, we were looking for a VC who would get into the passenger seat with us, who understands our business model, who thinks along similar lines and would support us in all aspects. In that sense, Capnamic has been an absolute pioneer.
To me, Capnamic is a sparring partner on an equal footing who helps all of us at Circula to make the right decisions. Capnamic's expertise in B2B SaaS and its mix of engaging personalities make it a great investor.
Capnamic is a fantastic partner, always there for us to make ZAGENO a huge success: calm, analytical, very warm. When we raised our first international follow-on round, Capnamic helped us not only to optimize the deal terms but also to find the ideal partner.
Join our portfolio
Our portfolio is a community of founders, builders, visionaries who love to support and exchange with each other.