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

Paybilla SRL

All-in-One Global E-commerce solution

DCDN Research & Development SRL

Decentralized Content Delivery Network

EMRO Web Ventures SRL

Developing the products and tools of the future

Knapp Family Asset Management SRL

Our Family Office

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).

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.

Oana Dima
Ramona Simion

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.

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