Capnamic Ventures, an early-stage tech venture capitalist firm based in Berlin and Cologne, has expanded 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.
Knott 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.
Schüller has been an Investment Manager since 1 January, 2018. Prior to this, he was a Growth Strategist at Google in Dublin, where he worked on tech start-ups and the German VC scene. Schüller studied in Istanbul and Helsinki and received his Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance from the University of Cologne.
Von Bossel has been an Analyst since 1 February, 2018. Before joining Capnamic, he 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, Von Bossel 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.”