Funding Received
$2.9 Million in 2 Rounds from 2 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$684.5 Thousand on June 21, 2013 / Undisclosed Round
ZAPITANO is an app that offers an interactive TV experience by enabling users to discover, share and comment on TV shows.
Television, Entertainment, Social Media, Social Television, Games

Company Details


ZAPITANO offers a completely new interactive TV experience. While watching TV, viewers can login to ZAPITANO via a second screen device, such as a Laptop, Smartphone or Tablet-PC. They can then check into TV-Shows, talk about it with their friends, comment on TV-Stars, vote for their favourite TV-show and more! ZAPITANO is the social-TV network: users can connect to each other to share the latest news and gossip about the TV-world. Join ZAPITANO for the ultimate TV experience!

ZAPITANO achieved a lot of successes. In December of 2012, after only 3 months on the market, the ZAPITANO iPhone App was listed in the iTunes category “The best of 2012” as one of the most innovative social TV Apps ( Further, ZAPITANO is the winner of the IPTV Award 2012 in the category “Most creative use of scenario” ( Besides the IPTV Award ZAPITANO is also the winner of the iTV Award by Unity Media, a subsidiary of Liberty Global. ZAPITANO also scored excellently in app testing results carried out by diverse gadget portals, such as CNET, Chip or c’t. The Social TV Monitor 2012, which is one of the first data providers for social TV ratings, honored ZAPITANO as an innovative platform (

ZAPITANOs CMO Jens Hegenberger was invited as social TV expert guest for several TV shows so it is no surprise that ZAPITANO is one of the most sought after startups in Germany (! ZAPITANO comes out on top as the best social-TV Platform in a study of the management consultancy "Mücke und Sturm" ( After the closing of financing of more than US$3 Million, ZAPITANO can call the largest financing of all German Social TV companies its own. Is anybody still surprised that ZAPITANO is one of the 3 winners of the Venture Lounge at the INTERNATIONAL FUNKAUSSTELLUNG (IFA) 2012, the world’s leading trade fair for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances?

Current Team (3)


Past Team (1)


Funding Rounds (2) - $2.9M


Investors (2)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • Zapitano GmbH

    Stralauer Allee 2b

    Berlin, 10245