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Companisto Successfully Closes INVEST Campaign & Plans New Dimension of Startup Financing

Companisto, the largest German crowdfunding platform, successfully closed its INVEST grant self-funding round over the weekend. 520 investors rallied and raised €4,833,195 during the campaign. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Companisto regarding the raise: “We think our financing round and Ameria’s financing round are a… Read More

Companisto’s INVEST Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses €4.4M

The largest German crowdfunding platform Companisto is in the midst of an INVEST grant self-funding round, the platform’s own equity investment. To date, over €4,420,000, overfunding by 164%, has been raised by more than 448 investors. The amount continues to increase with each click through…. Read More

Germany raises the Equity Crowdfunding Limit to €8 Million

The German Crowdfunding Association announced today that the German parliament has approved the implementation of the European Prospectus regulation and, at the suggestion of the federal government, has decided to raise the upper limit of the prospectus exemption for crowdfunding issuance from the current €2.5… Read More

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

Weissenhaus Nears 2M€ Companisto Goal & Celebrates Second Michelin Star

Over 840 investors have rallied more than 1,893,900€  for northern Germany’s chic Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa am Meer second Companisto campaign. The hotel also recently celebrated its second Michelin star for Weissenhaus’ fine dining restaurant Courtier. This two-star rating can be found in the… Read More

Weissenhaus Exceeds €1.3 Million on Companisto, Exclusive Comments from Tamo Zwinge & Jan Henric Buettner

With 55 days remaining on its second Companisto campaign — the first raised € 7.5 million— the Weissenhaus Grand Village Resort & Spa By The Sea, a luxury resort situated directly by the Baltic Sea is aiming to raise €2 million.  Just days into the campaign the posh resort… 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 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

Exclusive! Companisto Reflections on 2016 as German Market Leader, Notes 19 Successful Rounds

2016 marked a strong year for Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Companisto.  Founded in 2012 by Tamo Zwinge and David Rhotert. In an earlier interview, Zwinge envisioned Companisto as a crowdinvesting platform that enabled ideas to be implemented to benefit many people, a hope that continues to be realized. “According… 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

Companisto Overfunding: MyCouchbox Exceeds Goal, Returbo Revs up to Hit 1M€, Venture Loan Sawade Offers Sweet Success

In the last weeks, not only has Companisto released a pivotal document on industry transparency but the platform has also posted promising results for recently launched Companisto campaigns.  With 54 days remaining on their Companisto campaign, MyCouchbox founders Sarah Haide and Clemens Walter have trounced their 100,000€ minimum goal, raising  over 132,460€ from… 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

Interview with Companisto CEO & Co-Founder Tamo Zwinge: New Venture Loans, FinTech Disruption & German Regulations

CEO and General Manager of Companisto Tamo Zwinge began his career as a lawyer, studying law at the Freie Universität Berlin and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin and Pretoria, South Africa. Afterward, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in commercial law, specializing in… Read More

Companisto and its CEO Tamo Zwinge Reveal More Details about New Venture Loan & Expanding Product Range

As promised last week on its website, the trailblazing German crowdfunding platform Companisto  plan to launch a new asset class will be available starting 18 August.  More details have been revealed regarding this new venture, namely its new asset class is venture loan: “We continuously want 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

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

Equity Crowdfunding Record for Companisto

German equity crowdfunding site Companisto has announced a platform record.  The readfy funding campaign listed on Companisto raised €100,000 in just 24 hours and half a million Euros within six weeks.  Over 1300 investors came together to back the company that offers free access to ten… Read More

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