The Rocking Ape Holding

The Rocking Ape Holding SRL is a hands-on investment and holding firm based in Bucharest and founded in 2018 by entrepreneur Robert Knapp.


The Rocking Ape Holding is a venture builder.

Our aim is to design, create and operate tech companies within specific verticals.

We are founders and we believe there is nothing more important than being in control of our own fate. We love to build something new and creating new ventures based on shared resources and hard work. We love to innovate, invent and lead.

Our story

Launched in 2018, The Rocking Ape Holding is the investment and holding company of Robert Knapp. We invest in bold projects that have the potential to change industries through technology.

To date, The Rocking Ape Holding kicked off three unique projects that are now in a different state of development. We’ve built a team of world-class engineers, designers, researchers, blockchain specialists, marketers, and financial experts who work together to provide these projects all the support on the road to success.

Our portfolio

Paybilla SRL

All-in-One Global E-commerce solution Paybilla offers e-commerce, recurring billing and crypto payment processing, all in a single platform.

At Paybilla we see the potential for cryptocurrencies to revolutionize the financial industry, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive on a global scale.

We started Paybilla because we want to make it easy for businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments while ensuring tax and privacy compliance in international markets.
The Rocking Ape Holding’s stake in Paybilla as of 01.11.2018 is 91%.

DCDN Research & Development SRL

Decentralized Content Delivery Network

DCDN is a distributed content delivery layer (CDN) that utilizes a widely dispersed edge node network in order to increase Internet performance.

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)are the blood vessels of the modern internet, the foundation upon which our digital lives relay today. With DCDN we are changing the way internet content is delivered using mesh and p2p networks as fast as BitTorrent with nodes located closer to users. DCDN follows a decentralized model, the network being built through a set of install and forget boxes called Boosters.

The Rocking Ape Holding’s stake in DCDN as of 01.11.2018 is 90%.

EMRO Web Ventures SRL

Blockchain company located in in the heart of Bucharest, the Silicon Valley of Europe.

EMRO Ventures focuses on creating viable transaction-based business models for both online and mobile platforms. We invest in companies and projects that use blockchain as a truly open, distributed, global platform that fundamentally changes what we can do online, how we do it, and who can participate.

The Rocking Ape Holding’s stake in EMRO Ventures as of 01.11.2018 is 90%

Knapp Family Asset Management SRL

Robert Knapp family’s investment company founded to underline the difference between The Rocking Ape Holding’s main activities and the family’s private investment activities.

Most of the Robert Knapp family’s investment activities are managed by the Knapp Family Asset Management SRL. The company has various support functions such as HR, Finance, Legal and Communication, which assist the business areas and the Robert Knapp family.

The investment portfolio of the family includes real estate investments in Bucharest and Breaza (Romania), long term equity investments together with a portfolio of cryptocurrencies and stocks.

The Rocking Ape Holding’s stake in Knapp Family Asset Management SRL as of 01.11.2018 is 95,24%.

The team

Robert Knapp

Robert Knapp

Founder & CEO

Robert, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building new products and services. Robert moved 2011 from Germany to Romania to bootstrap Cyberghost VPN, one of the best known Privacy as a Service companies in the world. He sold 2017 CyberGhost VPN to Israeli company Crossrider for €9.2m ($10.5m).

Tudor Iliescu


Tudor is a resilient tech entrepreneur who launched 40+ apps, totaling millions of users. Lived in emerging markets in Asia and Africa, finding opportunities and raising investments, building teams and growing startups, partnering with businesses, governments, and international organizations. Passionate about freedom and empowering people.

Tudor Iliescu
Oana Dima

Oana Dima


Oana, former COO of Cyberghost VPN, works side by side with Robert since 2011. Oana is currently building the perfect team and work environment in which talent and hard work can thrive while developing new platforms for communication, transfer and resource management, more stable, more scalable and for sure, more secure.

Ramona Simion


Ramona has +15 years of experience in finance, accounting, and risk management in various industries such as banks, clinical trials, IT. With her action oriented work approach, and her excellent communication skills, Ramona keeps her eyes on the details and the financial budget and targets.

Ramona Simion

Our values

We believe in people and their dreams.

We can only be successful together. To execute a business strategy and to build a sustainable business – we acknowledge that people make the difference.

We do what we say we will do.

We build partnerships based on trust. To build partnerships that create mutual value and benefit both– we want that partners are inspired by working with us.

We do the right thing.

We create a positive impact on the planet. To make positive changes, we acknowledge to be part of the society – we focus on responsible investments and ownership.

We put others first.

We stay humble, kind and calm. To take credit of what we do, we need to earn respect - we are kind, attentive, and courteous to everyone who comes across.

We listen.

We are perpetual learners and we don’t have all the answers. To stay on top of the game, we need to be curious – we actively listen to others.

Let's get in touch

A warm welcome awaits you at The Rocking Ape Holding


The Rocking Ape Holding SRL
Strada Vasile Conta 7-9
020951 Bucharest, Romania


The Rocking Ape GmbH
Im Brennbusch 16
21354 Bleckede, Germany