Frog Capital today announced the strengthening of its investment team with the promotion of Joe Krancki to Principal and the appointment of Jens Düing as Principal.
Joe was part of the team that launched Frog Capital in 2009 and has since been instrumental with Frog’s investments in IT and digital media. He is a Board observer at e-commerce analytics leader eCommera, brand funded video content business Rockabox Media, social/mobile games developer Mediatonic and Rated People, the online platform for homeowners to connect with quality, local tradesmen. Joe also leads Frog’s involvement with the London Business School and the TELL Series (www.tellseries.com).
Previously with Pioneer Point Partners, Fidelity Equity Partners, DKB and Fog City Capital in San Francisco, Jens brings not only a wealth of growth capital experience but also strong insight into selected cleantech and digital media sectors. As well as an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, Jens also holds a Master’s in Theoretical Physics from Durham University (UK).
Quote from Mike Reid, Managing Partner
“With several strong exits over the last two years, Frog Capital is now recognised as one of Europe’s most notable up-and-coming growth capital investors. Frog’s blend of sector expertise and flexible range of deal types means it can collaborate effectively with many of Europe’s best entrepreneurial teams.
Joe Krancki has been and continues to play a key role in the team since we launched Frog. And we are delighted to have persuaded Jens to come aboard. He combines the attributes of being smart and international with being down to earth and someone you shoot the breeze with.”
About Frog Capital
Frog Capital is a London-based European investment firm, specializing in growth capital for technology-driven businesses across the Cleantech and IT & digital media sectors. With €100m under management, Frog seeks to lead or partner in investments where companies require between €2 million and €20 million of funding for expansion capital, minority purchases, management buy-outs or acquisitions. Frog also invests in quoted companies when the opportunity fits.
Frog’s recent exits include SiC Processing AG, BuyVIP and agri.capital. Current investment themes embodied in the Frog Portfolio include resource efficiency, renewable energy, online fraud, gamification, brand funded content, ecommerce analytics and many others. For more information, visit www.frogcapital.com.
For further information please contact Mike Reid.