Entrepreneurial potential is global,
but opportunity is not. We aim to change that.

What we do

Uncap makes seed funding accessible to every good entrepreneur, using a completely remote, data-driven and scalable investment approach. Through this approach we are able to invest in ticket sizes below 50k USD.

  • Entrepreneur focus
  • Scalable
  • Data-driven
  • Select
  • Invest
  • Manage

How we do it

Through the use of analytics and behavioral science, we are able to conduct hands-off, semi-automated due diligence on thousands of entrepreneurs at a fraction of the usual costs. We invest following a standardized process using non-financial and financial metrics, giving every entrepreneur the same chance, no matter their location, gender or ability to produce polished pitch decks. Our offer combines debt and equity which allows us to collect repayments in regular intervals and according to each entrepreneur's ability to repay.

Why we do it

Entrepreneurial potential is global, but opportunity is not. Every entrepreneur deserves the same chances to start a business. Funding is one of the main barriers to equal opportunity. Access to funding is not only unequally distributed but also highly biased in regard to gender, educational background, location and personal relations. The economic unattractiveness and limitations to scale of small ticket sizes further hamper the access to funding. This strips whole regions off the catalytic effect entrepreneurship can have on innovation, socio-economic development and job creation.

  • Innovation
  • Bottom-up economic growth
  • Job creation

What we look at

Funding need

Founder potential

Business skills

Entrepreneurial behaviour

Local founders

Early-stage

Who we are

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Elias
Steiner

Project Manager

Elias has an academic background in Environmental Engineering. He has worked in strategy consulting on topics around Sustainability with a focus on Analytics. Elias believes in the power of people working together across borders to solve the global challenges of our time.

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Franziska
Reh

CEO & Co-Founder

Franziska has a background in finance, sustainable development and circular economy through her work at Deutsche Bank, strategy consulting and the World Economic Forum. She is a passionate believer in equal opportunities, and ultimately justice – the inspiration to found Uncap.

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Grit
Saggau

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Grit has a degree in Business Administration from University of Leipzig. She specialized in tax, banking and accounting and has worked at the big four and Bertelsmann in that capacity. As a mother of four she is used to turn chaos to order and is keeping our backoffice afloat.

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Isabelle
Mohr

CO-Founder

Isabelle brings in a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and has previously worked in a tech-start-up as well as at a media agency. Her insight in strategic advertising gives her a substantial knowledge in communication and marketing and the skill to adapt to new trends in these fields immediately.

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Johannes Willms

COO

Johannes is an entrepreneur who founded and built an impact business in Kenya, and gained insights to East-Africa living there for 6 years. He brings deep understanding of strategic and operational management in emerging markets, and has a passion for purpose.

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Muthoni
Wachira

CIO

Muthoni is a finance professional with over a decade of experience managing private market portfolios in East and West Africa. She is passionate about investment strategies that focus on diversity and inclusion as a means to promoting sustainable socioeconomic growth. She founded a microfinance company, has been a fintech operator, and sits on multiple boards. Muthoni is an Actuarial Science graduate, CFA Charterholder and a proud mother of 2.

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Réka Zempleni

Data Analyst

Réka is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Economics at Stanford University specializing in development economics and econometrics with an expertise in data analysis and a familiarity with various machine learning techniques.

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Rouven
Malecki

CTO

Rouven is an entrepreneur with a passion for new software technology. He started his first business while still in highschool and has since founded and created the software platforms for multiple companies in the games industry as well as DVD and Blu-ray authoring tools. He once spent a vacation weeding shrubs in a cheetah compound in Namibia.

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