Tagged: companisto

Companisto’s 100th Campaign Goes Live, Prelovee’s Second-Hand Designer Fashion Market

Think along the lines of TheRealReal. Jetzt auf Deutsch! Now shift overseas and to a new — and the 100th — equity crowdfunding campaign launched by Companisto. German-speaking Prelovee’s secondhand market consists of more than 100 online and over 1000 offline stores filled with unique… Read More

Cringle Cofounder Konrad Maruszewski Discusses Fintech, 2nd Companisto Crowdfunding Campaign

Cringle, a smartphone app for users who want to quickly send money to friends across Europe, has returned Companisto for its second equity crowdfunding round, aiming to raise 600,000€ for 9.09% equity offered. The fintech equity crowdfunding campaign has raised over 135K€ with more than… Read More

Companisto Shares Characteristics of Crowdfunding Investors

Companisto, a leading investment crowdfunding platform based in Berlin, has shared data captured by a survey of their investors.  The survey, taken from 2,300 of its registered investors (out of more than 70,000) highlights some interesting information. According to Companisto, the following information was uncovered:… Read More

German Real Estate Crowdfunding Market Booms

  The German real estate crowdfunding market is set to more than triple in size this year. Real estate developers, asset managers, and, most recently, real estate agents are joining the fray of real estate crowdfunding platforms, trying to unseat the handful of leaders who… Read More

A World Tour of Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

Nathan Rose is the Director of Assemble Advisory, an agency which specializes in helping businesses raise equity through crowdfunding. Originally from New Zealand, Nathan constantly crisscrosses the planet and speaks to entrepreneurs from around the world who have had success with equity crowdfunding. His insights… Read More

German Crowdfunding Association Sets Reporting Standards Above & Beyond Legal Requirements

In a move designed to firmly establish the credibility of the investment crowdfunding sector in Germany, the German Crowdfunding Association (Bundesverband Crowdfunding) announced that its 21 member platforms have adopted common, and quite stringent standards for reporting to investors. These definitely raise the bar for crowdfunding standards… Read More

Germany: Investment Crowdfunding Grew by 39% in 2016

In a publication created by Crowdfunding.de, the report, entitled “Marktreport 2016: Crowdinvesting in Deutschland,” states that investment crowdfunding grew by 39% during 2016 reaching €63.8 million. Still quite small in comparison to some other countries but solid growth none-the-less. The sector was largely powered by a… Read More

Brief: Cringle Finishes Companisto Run With €800,000 Raised

Cringle, the smartphone app for users who want to send money to friends across Europe in a matter of seconds, has officially closed its campaign on crowdfunding platform Companisto. The German fintech company secured €800,000 from 1487 investors. Cringle was founded in 2014 by Joschka Frieda, Malte Klussmann,… Read More

Payment App Cringle Trades Media for Equity with Axel Springer

Cringle is a smartphone app for users who want to send money to friends across Europe in a matter of seconds. Cringle has received numerous awards and has found a partner in German bank Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB). In the past year, Cringle has been able… Read More

After Crowdfunding on Companisto, Foodist is Sold to Ströer

Companisto is reporting that crowdfunding alumni Foodist has been sold to Ströer providing an exit for early stage investors. Foodist raised capital on Companisto three times in consequitive funding rounds starting in 2013 and then in 2014 & 2015.  In total 2,399 investors or “Companists” as… Read More

Brief: Companisto Launches Self-Crowdfunding Round

German investment crowdfunding platform Companisto has launched its self crowdfunding round, presently only available to registered users or “companists”. Management described the initiative as “another chapter in [their] company’s history.” Details of the offer were not immediately available as all information was only available to… Read More

PwC Announces Partnership with German Equity Crowdfunding Platform Companisto

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an auditing and consulting company, announced on Monday that it has formed a partnership with Germany’s equity crowdfunding platform, Companisto.  According to the duo, the new partnership is meant to enable start-ups successfully financed through Companisto to get support on all aspects related to their… Read More

Companisto: The Most Active Venture Capital Provider in Germany

Germany represents the fourth largest economy in the world, ahead of the UK and following  the economy of Japan.  The German economy is dominated by the Mittlestand: small and medium-sized companies, many which are family owned, that fuel prosperity with their robust productivity. These smaller… Read More

Companisto Exceeds €25M, Milestone Exemplifies Growing Crowdfunding Sector

Companisto, the German market leader in equity crowdfunding, has now become the first equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to raise a total of over €25 million. Globally, equity crowdfunding is growing rapidly. This type of financing, based on private individuals’ teaming up and investing… Read More

Part III: Is Culture Killing Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: Real Estate Spotlight

Real estate investment is a consistently hot news topic.  Open any newspaper or news website in Canada and coverage of the real estate market is easy to find, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto.  Fortunes are made investing in residential and commercial properties. Speculation, offshore investors,… Read More

Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Companisto,  the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with an annual financing volume of €12 million, has published information on the business development of start-ups financed through its platform for the first time. The platform has analyzed the development of share values between… Read More

Companisto’s First Venture Loan for Chocolatier Sawade Quickly Overfunds, Exceeding 255K€ within Week

Sweet returns: Sawade investors who have their interest paid out in chocolate will receive annual interest of 12 % instead of 8 %. Last week the Berlin chocolatier Sawade embraced a new approach to growth financing, offering venture loans on Companisto. Venture loans are a new asset class for the… Read More

Brief: Companisto Announces New Asset Class Will Soon Be Available

In a brief letter, Companisto announced that a new asset class will be available starting 18 August: “Since Companisto launched three years ago, we have paid attention to offering projects with a certain variety of industries, phases, and orientations. In other words, we have enabled Companists to… Read More

Crowdfunding-Success Panono Announces New “Explorer Edition” Camera

Berlin-based technology company Panono has announced its plan to release the first edition of its highly anticipated Panono Camera, which is considered the first consumer camera to exceed 100 megapixels and instantly deliver high-resolution, 360° X 360° full-spherical panoramic images. The Panono Explorer Edition will be delivered to… Read More

German Bundestag Adopts Tighter, Yet “Workable” Rules on Crowdfunding

Germany has passed its new investor safety law, one that was viewed with trepidation by the investment crowdfunding industry as it impinged on online platforms ability to raise funds, but the final rules appear to be less onerous than initially anticipated. Tamo Zwinge, CEO and… Read More