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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

Weissenhaus Closes on Companisto at Record € 7.5 Million in Crowdfunding

Companisto has announced the closing of funding for Weissenhaus Grand Village & Spa at a record amount of € 7.5 million. The platform has claimed Europe’s largest crowdfunding campaign as approximately 1600 investors participated in the public offer. Crowdfunding of Weissenhaus was paused for a period… Read More

Investiere Publishes List of Top 5 European Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

Switzerland based Investiere has published as list of the top 5 investment crowdfunding platforms based on total funding volume.  The rankings were released earlier this month.  Investiere only included platforms that publicly publish data on their site so platforms like Seedrs and SyndicateRoom, two leading… Read More

“5 CUPS And Some Sugar” Tea Startup on Companisto Makes Redemption Offer to Investors, With 45% Return

The vote by Companisto investors had a higher turnout than the last German Bundestag (German Parliament) election: 93.79 percent. Of those who voted to accept a shares redemption offer from crowdfunded startup 5 CUPS and some sugar, 98.41 percent chose the redemption offer–which included a 45 percent investment return, according to a… Read More

New Media Pioneer / Entrepreneur Jan Henric Buettner Reflects on Career, Shares Poignant Advice & Considers Favorite Weissenhaus Spot

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Look for Team, Team, Team. Stay away from too early stages where there is nothing you can really base you judgment on. Get a bad cop integrated in your investment decision making who will stop you when… Read More

Weissenhaus “Europes Most Successful Crowdfunding” Returns as Campaign is Extended

Weissenhaus, a posh resort located in Northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, has decided to return to the pages of Companisto to continue raising funds. The offer had raised € 6.3 million from 1478 investors but Companisto representatives stated that “due to constantly high demand, the… Read More

Companisto & Munich Accelerator ProSiebenSat.1 Partner Up on Crowdfunding

One of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in Germany has formed a partnership with Munich based accelerator ProSeibenSat.1 (P7S1).  Information received from Companisto has announced that two startups from ProSiebenSat.1 accelerator will simultaneously launch crowdfunding campaigns on Companisto today (January 15).  The two young companies seeking… Read More

Companisto Shareholders Say No to 100% Return as Outside Investor is Turned Away

In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self-crowdfunding campaign of the German investment crowdfunding site Companisto. Companisto raised €100,000 to help fund the startup as participating investors decided to take a chance on the new entrant into the the crowdfunding space. Jump forward… Read More

Concerns Rise as German Government Passes Law that Threatens Crowdfunding

As previously reported, a German investor protection law, has been weaving its way through the legislative process.  Unfortunately for the investment crowdfunding industry, this new form a finance may find itself impacted as collateral damage if the proposed rules becomes enforceable law. In mid –… Read More

Companisto: Investors May Receive Highest Return Ever on German Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Berlin based Companisto, a fast growing equity crowdfunding platform, has shared a recent story of crowdfunding success.  In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self crowdfunding campaign of the Companisto platform. Companisto raised €100,000 as investors took a chance on the fledgling platform,… Read More

Panono Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto

Panono Quickly Jumps on Companisto. Easily Beats € 100,000 Minimum Raise in First Day. Panono has made the leap from Indiegogo hit to equity crowdfunding success. All within a matter of months.  Berlin, Germany based Panono raised $1.25 million in a rewards based campaign this past January… Read More

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