We create more value out of your business by …
…supporting you with our Business Development services,
…doing Fundraising (all stages) & Investing (seed-round) as an active Business Angel,
…being your Investor Relation representative in Central Europe.
Our activities are supported by our international network Partners.
We were initiator and co-organizor of the 1./2. Business Angel Summit 2015/16 in Kitzbuehel/Austria: www.businessangelsummit.at
We were initiator and co-organizor of the Business & Value-Forum 2016/17 of the Kitzbuehel Country Club, Kitzbuehel/Austria: Innovation-meets-Experience: www.kitzbuehel.cc
CaPaNi is the shortcut of the three names of the children, our founder and CEO, Jürgen Popp, lost in 2006 after a tragic preterm birth. The names of the triplets were Caroline, Patricia, and Niclas.
In 2008, Mr. Popp established the European foundation for the care of newborn infants: www.efcni.org. He left the foundation in 2016 when InfanDx AG, seed financed by Mr. Popp, became a visible player in the Asphyxia-Diagnostics, due to conflict of interests.
Its an honor and our duty to deliver the best possible results to our partners, in memory of these and so many other preterm children.
Please support this foundation: www.efcni.org
CaPaNi Capital AG
The company was founded in 2009, based on winning a tender to support a German patent and IP fund, in marketing their licensed IP to selected companies, brokers and other users of IP.
We also take the chance to create new companies based on great business ideas and with enthusiastic founders/entrepreneurs. Therefore we work together with a network of experts & several specialists in different fields to support new business concepts.
We also understood, that the ability to raise further capital to grow such companies is a key success factor. So we bridge the gap to German speaking investors, private investors as well as institutional investors (VCs) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
CEO and Founder Jürgen Popp, 56
Dipl. Kfm. Jürgen Popp is a successfull entrepreneur and Business Angel since 1999.
Mr. Popp was envolved in several New Economy (1999-2001) start ups like FortuneCity Inc., NetIPO AG, Intershop Communications Inc. and Wallstreet-Online.de AG. Today he is invested in some companies in the German speaking markets as a Business Angel and Seed-Investor or just Business Developer.
In 2003 he discovered the high potential of the “fallen stars” of the German New Economy Bubble, and he invested in companies like Solarworld etc. in the Renewable Energy Field.
In 2004 he recognized the trend of German Real Estate companies, becoming a new value play for national and international investors in Germany. He supported and invested in companies like Vivacon AG and Westgrund AG.
Since 2008 he supports and invests also in IP-owners and internet-entrepreneurs in marketing their assets and business models to companies/the market. Mr. Popp invested personally and/or in co-operation with his network of business-partners in extraordinary businesses; see references.
Mr. Popp was elected Business Angel of the Year 2008 by BAND, Germany
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Our philosophy is to advise, support and invest in scalable business-models & -ideas. If you are owner or inventor of IP, this could be also a base to start a new business-model with us.
In this field we invest in early stage and “seed” rounds, but we bring our co-investors-network to the table for the growth-phase.
We also invest in mature companies with our partners, when we are convinced that we can support their business activities; esp. in the German speaking region. Therefore we also do fundraising and/or acquire new business partners.
We would like to take an intensive look on your business-idea, -model and/or IP to evaluate how we can support to exploit the potential in the marketplace. We like to work with you also on structuring a company based on your ideas/IP.
We are convinced that this is the approach which you deserve as a founder or inventor or a businessman, running an innovative company.
We are focused to create a functional entity based on your business, product or IP (intellectual property) to establish a running business ready for further business partners and /or supporting investors.
Therefore we analyze your idea and business model to understand how we can support the business and create added value to your existing set up. Driving revenues and profitability of your business with our business development activities is our DNA.
In most cases therefore we join founders in the management team.
We charge a small retainer and a reasonable success fee. In the founding phase we can act as a co-founder and seed-investor.
Fundraising (seed & growth)
In many small businesses or in the growth phase for mature businesses, enough capital is the key success factor.
We analyze your business potentials to understand, if and where we can raise sufficient funds for your business to achieve your goals.
Sometimes we find the right private investors, VCs or Private Equity in our network.
Sometimes an IPO (Initial Public Offering) could be the right scheme; therefore we have a very close relationship to the Deutsche Börse Venture Network. We arrange this process and support you in your company roadshow before and after the IPO/Listing of your company.
Sometimes also M&A activities could be right way. Together with you, we find the right way for your success.
For our services, we charge a small retainer and a reasonable success-fee. Lets find out, what is the right way for you.
Investor Relation (IR) Services
When companies have no sufficient access to the investors community in the German speaking markets, we help them with local investor relations services.
We participate regularly in the most important investor conferences in the German Speaking area:
Deutsches Eigenkapitalforum, Deutsche Börse, Mai-November, Frankfurt
Baader- & Berenberg Bank-Forum, September, München
Prior Small Cap Conferences, Mai-Oktober, Frankfurt
GBC Sommerkonferenz, September, Zürich / Dezember, München
NOAH Conferences, Juni-November, Berlin-London etc.
We offer the planning and implementation of IR-campaigns on the leading German speaking financial communities to promote your company.
Our flagship solution is the full range of IR-services as an external IR-manager. Here we are your expert in the German speaking field. We act as an interim manager, an IR-contact person for private and institutional investors. We distribute your news and present your company on conferences and to all kinds of investors.
Business Angel Summit 2015/2016, Kitzbühel
Idea, concept and co-organizing of the summit
Business Forum 2016/17 of the Kitzbühel Country Club, Kitzbühel-Reith
Idea, concept and co-organizing of the yearly Leaders- & Value-Forum
to date (projects in alphabetical order):
Arva Greentech AG, Zug/CH-Berlin, Cleantech, since 2018, Seed-Investment (>100K Euro), restructuring of a bankrupt company, now Fund Raising and Business Development (BD)
European Games Group AG, Munich, Gaming, since 2010, Seed-Investment (>100K Euro) & Growth Funding (5 Mio. Euro by Omnes Capital, France in Q1, 2014)
ePay Euronet Worldwide Inc., Munich, Payment-/Giftcard-/ATM-Business, since 2015, Providing strategic partnerships and BD special account services
InfanDx AG, Cologne; Biotech-Diagnostic, since 2011, Seed-Investments (>100K Euro) & Incubated by German Life Science Incubator in Q2, 2015, organization of growth-round in 2018 with Bamed MamGroup etc.; Board-Member
Invois AG, Bad Dürkheim/Germany, Factoring, since 2008, Seed-Investment (>100K Euro) & Growth Funding, Board Member
Destiny Media Inc., Vancouver/Canada; since 2010, Growth Investment (>200K) & European BD
DM8.io GmbH; Kitzbuehel-Innsbruck, Seed-Investment, (n.d.); Co-Founder
Francotyp-Postalia AG, Berlin, 2013, Growth- & Turn-around Investment (500K)
MediNavi AG, Munich; 2006 Seed-Investment (>100K Euro), 2010 Listing on the German stock market, CEO from 2012 till September 2015, Growth-Fundraising (500K Euro in 2013/14) and BD
Vivacon AG, Cologne, 2003-2005, Growth Investment (250K Euro) and IR & BD-Services
Westgrund AG, Berlin, 2006-2008, Seed-Investment (1,5 Mio. Euro)
FortuneCity Inc., Heidelberg-New York, 1998-1999, Seed-Financing & European BD till 2001
Intershop Communications Inc., Leipzig-San Francisco, 1997-1998, Growth Fundraising
NetIPO AG, Frankfurt, 1998-1999, Board-Member and BD
Wallstreet-Online AG, Berlin 1998-2000, BD and Fundraising
Targets & Contact
What are we looking for?
The ideal business model or idea is in the founding phase looking for seed-money and business development services.
Sometimes we also go for a company which is already some years old, run by a focused team, has already some Euros in revenues (max. 5 Mio. p.a.) and has therefore shown a proof-of-concept and is looking for growth !
– or an interesting business idea or IP, which is ready to be distributed, but has not found the right management- and/or investors team so far,
– or a business model which has not made it so far, and the founders ran out of cash and confidence to give it another try,
– or a mature company which is looking for growth funding or business development in European markets,
– or a company where the owners have no children or follower who want to take over the company in the future, then we could be a partner.
Please send us your business presentation, business-plan or just idea or product concept. Its the base for a successful co-operation.
Please understand that we decide about where we invest our funds and time, where we believe we can add the highest value with our activities and network.
CaPaNi Capital AG
or office Austria