Companisto

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Companisto GmbH
Private
Industry Crowdfunding
Founded Berlin, Germany (June 2012 (2012-06))
Headquarters ,
Number of locations
2
Key people
David Rhotert and Tamo Zwinge, CEO
Number of employees
35
Website companisto.com

Companisto is an international equity-based crowdfunding website. It was founded by the lawyers David Rhotert and Tamo Zwinge in June 2012, in Berlin. Investments are between 100 and 500,000 Euros per investor with no limit on how much funding a startup can raise.[1] Companisto allows investors to invest in startups. In return, they become shareholders and are entitled to a share of any profits, as well as potentially benefiting from an exit. Companisto has over 90.000 investors from 92 countries.

Business model

Companisto allows investors to invest in startups. In return, they become shareholders and are entitled to a share of any profits, as well as potentially benefiting from an exit.[2][3][4]

History

Companisto investors have funded 18 startups in the first twelve months.[5] As of April 10, 2014, 29 startups were funded with a collective amount of 5 Million € by investors from 47 different countries.[6][7][8]

In July, 2014 Weissenhaus raised 1.2 Million € in first 3.5 days in Europe's first ever real estate crowdfunding.[9][10] In August, 2014 it reached 4 Million €, making it the biggest crowdinvesting in Europe.[11][12] Since March, 2014, the English-language site has allowed submissions from any business based in Europe, and investments from anywhere in the world.[6][13] In April, 2014, Companisto opened an office in Zurich, Switzerland.[14][15]

In December 2015 Companisto exceeded €25M in funding,[16] in December 2016 Companisto exceeded $36M in funding[citation needed], in Mai 2018 Companisto exceeded €50M in funding.[17]

All Companisto supported Startups together created over 1150 new jobs.[18][19] Companisto is market leader in D-A-CH.[20]

References

  1. ^ "Germany's Powers Of Innovation Turn To Crowdfunding - Forbes". forbes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
  2. ^ Erin Hobey (2015-10-06). "Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland | Crowdfund Insider". Crowdfundinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  3. ^ "3 Jahre Crowdinvesting: Erstmals werden Performance-Daten veröffentlicht | Pressemitteilung Companisto". Presseportal.de. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  4. ^ http://www.companis.to/Performance_Report
  5. ^ "Start-ups | Choose Your Start-up | Companisto Start-ups". Companisto.de. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  6. ^ a b "Companisto Launches Pan-European Platform for Equity-based Crowdfunding". Companisto.com. 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  7. ^ "Germany's Powers Of Innovation Turn To Crowdfunding". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  8. ^ Andreas Riedel (2013-01-17). "Crowdfunding für Startups". Companisto. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  9. ^ Nikolas Samios [@BerlinVC] (18 July 2014). "#weissenhaus raised 1.2M€ in first 3.5 days in Europe's first ever real estate crowdfunding via @companisto @CoopHQ" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Samantha Hurst (2014-07-24). "Weissenhaus Grand Village & Spa raises over €1.7m on Compansito | Crowdfund Insider". Crowdfundinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  11. ^ "WEISSENHAUS Sets New European Crowdfunding Record". Companisto.com. 2014-08-28. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  13. ^ David Meyer. "German crowdfunding platform Companisto expands across Europe". money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
  14. ^ Haselbach, Ann-Christin (April 3, 2014). "Internationale Crowdinvesting‐Plattform Companisto eröffnet Office". Mittelstand Nachrichten (in German). Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  15. ^ "Companisto eröffnet Office in Zürich - Crowdinvesting". Companisto.com. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  16. ^ Erin Hobey (2015-12-08). "Companisto Exceeds €25M, Milestone Exemplifies Growing Crowdfunding Sector | Crowdfund Insider". Crowdfundinsider.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  17. ^ https://gruender.wiwo.de/companisto-plattform-fuer-crowdinvesment-knackt-marke-von-50-millionen-euro/
  18. ^ ""Der stärkste Sicherheitsmechanismus ist die Crowd" - Interview mit Companisto CEO Tamo Zwinge". www.crowdfunding.de. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  19. ^ Andreas Riedel (2013-01-17). "Crowdfunding für Startups". Companisto. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  20. ^ https://www.companisto.com/de/portfolio-performance

External links

  • Official website
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