BitStone Capital expands its team with additional industry and investment experts

With Daniel Pölt, Jakob Schulz and Michael Kokorniak, the PropTech investor strengthens its operational and strategic expertise
Cologne, 07th of March 2022: BitStone Capital welcomes three new team members in February and March. Michael Kokorniak was appointed as Venture Partner, Daniel Pölt joins as Investment Manager and Jakob Schulz will support the company as Investment Advisor in the future. With the new additions, Bitstone Capital strengthens both its investment expertise and its know-how in the PropTech sector. With this, the PropTech investor positions itself for further growth within the portfolio as well as for new investments.

“Having expanded our investor base with new partners in the recent months, we are now creating further capacity for the operational execution of our strategy,” said Kai Panitzki, Managing Partner of BitStone Capital. “We are very pleased to realize a very complementary addition to our team with the three new appointments.”

The new Venture Partner Michael Kokorniak brings more than 25 years of experience as a founder and software entrepreneur to the round of the Venture Partners Marc Silke and Thomas Knaack. After his engineering studies and subsequent scientific work, he founded the software company Pace Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology together with two partners, which he expanded from a Berlin startup to a globally active group in the field of digitization and decarbonization of the aviation industry until his retirement in 2021. Since then, Michael Kokorniak has been involved as an investor, entrepreneur and consultant in various promising technology sectors.

Daniel Pölt, on board as Investment Manager since February, studied at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. He started his career in 2017 at the consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, where he supported clients from the banking and insurance sectors on topics related to price/product optimization, digital sales models and monetization strategies, most recently as a manager.

Last but not least, Jakob Schulz will support the company as an investment advisor in the future. Besides his task at Bitstone Capital, he works with medium-sized companies and family offices on the topics of venture, real estate and PropTech at the Matuschka Group. In addition, he is operationally involved in the entrepreneur network German PropTech Initiative. Previously, he worked for four years at blackprint, where he got to know the interface between real estate and technology and shaped the interaction of startups and corporates in pilot and consulting projects.

About BitStone Capital – BitStone Capital is a venture capital investor focusing on innovative and sustainable technology companies in the real estate and construction sector. Beyond financing, BitStone Capital catalyzes the growth of its Real Estate- and Construction-Tech portfolio companies with its extensive network, unique industry know-how and -access, as well as specific expertise in new technologies. With its investments, BitStone Capital would like to make a contribution to the sustainable and future-proof transformation of the real estate and construction industry.