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PwC Starts Partnership with Equity Crowdfunding Platform Companisto

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Auditing and consulting company PwC has decided to closely collaborate with Companisto – the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – on start-up development. On the Companisto platform (www.companisto.com), more than 55,000 investors – also called Companists – have teamed up and have invested over €29 million in 62 start-ups thus far. The partnership is meant to enable start-ups successfully financed through Companisto to get support on all aspects related to their further company development. "By collaborating with PwC, we provide Companisto start-ups with direct access to the expertise of one of the leading global auditing and consulting companies," Companisto co-founder and managing director David Rhotert says.

 

PwC: Partnership Creates Synergy Effects

PwC has already made its mark on the start-up scene through various initiatives. In the NextLevel program, for instance, a team of PwC experts specializing in start-ups helps young companies implement their ideas and overcome the obstacles of founding a company. Moreover, PwC helps young entrepreneurs expand their business abroad and get in touch with investors or the public sector. "In the start-up scene, contacts are the key to success. Companisto is the leading equity crowdfunding platform and thus interacts with promising start-ups every day. Our partnership and intensive exchange with Companisto will create important synergy effects both for our clients and for the German start-up community, particularly for start-ups in Berlin," says PwC partner Holger Kreusch, who specializes in start-up counseling.

 

Companisto Start-ups Will Receive Special Service Packages in the Future

In the context of the partnership between the two companies, PwC offers companies successfully financed on Companisto its support during the further company development, for instance through service packages tailored to suit the needs of companies financed on Companisto. In addition, the two companies plan to host joint events for start-ups in Berlin and the rest of Germany.

"PwC is a global player and has access to an excellent network. Because of its start-up initiatives, PwC is just as familiar as Companisto with the needs and challenges of young entrepreneurs. Consequently, we are pleased that we can put future start-ups successfully financed through Companisto in touch with PwC so that they can take the next step in their company's development," Companisto co-founder and managing director David Rhotert says.

 

About PwC:

PwC (PwC AG WPG) considers building confidence within society and solving important problems its mission. More than 208,000 employees in 157 countries help PwC accomplish this mission through their high-quality, industry-specific services in the areas of auditing, tax, and consulting.

The term PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of the legally independent companies belonging to this network. For more details, please see www.pwc.com/structure



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