Equity for Growth Companies

Public or closed financing rounds between EUR 500,000 and EUR 8 million

What is your capital requirement?

€ 500,000 € 8,000,000

Investment Platform for Companies of the Future

Companisto finances startups and growth companies in all industries with up to EUR 8 million in equity per year. The period between initial contact and investment payout usually spans only a few weeks, be it early-stage financing from EUR 500,000 or growth financing.

Only at Companisto:
Angel Club and Germany’s Largest Investor Network

Our startups gain access to the Companisto Angel Club and Germany’s largest investor network. The Angel Club consists of entrepreneurs, executives and financially strong individuals. The investment volume in closed Angel Club financing rounds starts at EUR 10,000 per Angel investor.

We Invest in Your Company’s Equity in Two Stages


Equity investment in a closed Angel Club financing round.


Financing round in the Companisto Investment Club, in which accredited Companists invest in your company’s equity through an investment company.

We often syndicate with other investors

We Invest in Promising Companies Across Industries

We finance the successful companies of the future. These are companies with a scalable business model and great exit potential.

We are the partner of passionate teams that are on fire for their ideas and are prepared to fight for them even against great resistance.

Not dependent on the legal form of the company, we invest in limited liability companies (GmbH) and stock corporations (AG).

The conditions for financing through us are that your company is located within the DACH region, your capital requirements exceed 500,000 euros and your business model is scalable.

Furthermore, you must already have sales, customers or a market-ready product.

Your Contacts at Companisto

Christoph Schweizer Head of Investment
Christoph Schweizer has been involved in venture capital and business angel financing for over 20 years, including as a former partner at btov Partners, a leading European venture capital provider for entrepreneurial private investors.

With our 2-phase model, we offer you a unique combination of experienced private investors and the public impact of activating the largest German investor community.

Nicky Hughes Senior Investment Manager
Nicky Hughes joined Companisto in early 2017 and is responsible for deal sourcing and analysis. Prior to joining Companisto, he gained international experience in the field of corporate finance before he fully dedicated himself to start-up financing.
Andreas Fakler Senior Investment Manager
Andreas Fakler has been with Companisto as Senior Investment Manager since September 2021 and is responsible for deal sourcing and analysis. Before that, he worked for one of the leading companies in the renewable energy sector as Director of Finance in California and investor manager in Munich.
Florian Huber Investment Manager
Florian Huber has been working as an Investment Associate at Companisto since April 2022. He is responsible in particular for identifying and supporting promising young companies in the southern region of Germany. Previously, he completed a master's degree in economics, which he successfully completed with a focus on crowdinvesting. His goal is to drive innovation and thus actively shape the future.
Dr. Robin Ghosh Investment Manager
Dr. Robin Ghosh joined Companisto in October 2023 and is responsible for identifying, analyzing and evaluating startups, especially in the northern region of Germany. In addition to deal sourcing, his tasks include due diligence, contract negotiations, and close communication with business angels.
Erik Waldenmaier Investment Associate
Erik joined Companisto in April 2023 and is responsible for deal sourcing, analysis and evaluation of startups. Previously, he completed a master's degree in economics with a focus on entrepreneurship. In the process, he gained experience in an M&A consultancy as well as in the financing of start-ups and spent several years in the world of blockchain technologies.

Extract from our Startup Portfolio:


Yes, Companisto charges a success-based commission of 15 percent of the investment sum for the entire processing of the financing round. In addition, there is a fixed administration fee of 0.65% p.a. on the investment sum.

Yes. Our agreements take exit cases into account from the outset. Our investors primarily want to benefit from the increase in the value of the company in the event of an exit. Like all VCs, we finance through equity investments. The sum of the investors behaves like an individual shareholder due to the pooling of voting rights. In the event of a purchase offer, Companisto organizes the coordination of the investors via the platform.

Yes. Companisto's participation agreements are optimized for follow-up financing. Around 85 percent of the companies financed on Companisto are co-financed or follow-up-financed. These companies have received capital before, during or after the financing round from a business angel, venture capital company or state investor. Our investments are recorded as equity in the balance sheet. This enables co-financing with public VC investors (also called mirroring or matching). This enables us to achieve larger financing volumes overall.

No. A company participation via Companisto acts like a single shareholder towards the company. The voting rights of the investors involved via Companisto are bundled via pooling agreements. As a platform, we organize all necessary coordination processes and are the only contact for the company. The investors are bundled and behave towards your company like a single shareholder. Thus the Cap-Table of your company remains clear.

As a platform, we have gained experience in over 100 financing rounds. Of these, only 6 companies missed the funding target. Our extensive experience enables us to assess which campaigns work on our platform. The combination of closed and open financing rounds additionally increases the performance of your financing campaign. You start the public round with a vote of confidence as our Angel investors are already on board. You can directly influence the success of your campaign through your own participation. You will be actively supported by our team of campaign managers, PR and marketing professionals.

Generally, there are legal obligations to provide information to the shareholders of a company. This is also the case with Companisto. The reports are based on industry standards in the venture capital sector. These include quarterly KPIs (sales, EBIT, gross profit) and annual financial statements. Confidentiality agreements with your Companisto investors ensure that no sensitive information reaches the public.

For an application to be considered, we initially need a pitch deck that provides us with a quick overview of the business idea and the financing requirements. The pitch deck must present the use case (What is the benefit of the company's offer?), the business case (What is the business model around the offer?) and the investment case (Can an interesting opportunity be created from a possible investment?). In addition to the three points, it should convey an initial idea and encourage the willingness to invest further resources in the project.

Our USPs

Quick Financing

Only a few weeks from contact to payment

Real Equity

Investments are recorded in the balance sheet as equity

Tailored Contracts

No costs for term sheet or participation agreements

Strong Network

Higher chances of success through targeted contacts to experts

What is your capital requirement?

€ 500,000 € 8,000,000

Please note

The acquisition of the offered securities and investments is associated with considerable risks and can lead to the complete loss of the invested assets. The expected yield is not guaranteed and may be lower. Whether it is a security or an asset investment can be seen in the description of the investment opportunity.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about investing on Companisto, please contact our service team:

Toll-free phone number for investors calling from Germany:
0800 - 100 267 0

Companisto investors hotline:
+49(0)30 - 346 491 493

We are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.