potential is global

But opportunity is not. So we are creating a solution that makes funding opportunities accessible to every good founder.

Why we work on this

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.


of Africa's working age population are starting new businesses


of early-stage enterprises are financially underserved


of VC funding in East Africa still goes to expats

Our vision

Give every good
entrepreneur a chance
to access funding.

Our team

Annabell Schäfer

Annabell has an academic background in Psychology, Business and Computer Science. She brings in experience in consulting especially around digitalization strategy topics. Annabell is passionate about the idea of tackling social issues and sustainability challenges with the power of technology.
Business Analyst

Elias Steiner

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.
Product Lead

Franziska Reh

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.
Co-Founder, CEO

Johannes Willms

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.

Réka Zempleni

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.

Rouven Malecki

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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