your gateway into the world of start-up investments
Your access to curated and innovative start-up deals from €10,000!
Why Gateway Ventures
Through joint investment (invest), mutual support and bundled expertise (contribute), founders and investors benefit from this interaction (benefit).
Invest privately in the most promising start-ups from €10,000. Our experienced VC team accompanies you to your start-up investment.
Our community has the opportunity to actively involve itself in start-up deals. In this way, private investors can contribute directly to the success of the start-up.
Our aim is to enable the best investment experience for start-ups, established business angels, first-time investors and family offices through high earnings potential, events and an active.
Over 36 start-ups and more than 3,000 investors are already benefiting from Gateway Ventures
Within the last 5 years, hundreds of our active investors have invested over 20 million in 36+ start-ups. Our portfolio has increased in value by 186%. We enable investments in the most promising European start-ups. We focus on solutions in the areas of digital economy, sustainability and health and invest along the seed phase.
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How do we work?
We invest a lot of time in the targeted selection and examination of our start-ups in order to be able to offer investors the most promising deals
Our Deal experts proof over 1.000
start-ups yearly from all over Europe.
Only the best 1-2% make it through
our screening process.
We handle the contractual obligations
between start-ups and our co-investors.
All the documents needed in order to
diligently assess the start-up are
transparently shared on our online platform.
You will regularly receive standardised
updates on the development of all your
start-up investments. Moreover, you will
be able to support the founding team through
your own personal network or expertise,
being a catalyst for growth.
Meet the founders
Personally meeting the team is decisive.
With Gateway Ventures you have the
opportunity to meet the founding team
from the comfort of your home, from
assessing the details of the deal, to directly
investing into the next big success story.
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Our answers to the most-asked questions
How does Gateway Ventures work?
That’s hard to answer in two sentences, but we’ll try! Our goal is that you have a great investment experience from the moment you get to know a company until you sell your shares.
For this, we select the best start-ups and often times fight to get into competitive deals with attractive co-investors.
For the approx. 12 of 1000 startups that make it through, we prepare all the necessary information, so you don’t have to go through everything. We will notify you via email of new opportunities and via the platform, you’ll be able to dive deeper into any given startup, meet the founders and invest.
Lastly, when “closing the round” we talk to the lawyers and make sure to get the fairest deal for both sides.
Once the investment is through, we are in regular contact with the start-up and you, the investors, to provide the reporting and see how both sides can continue benefiting from each other.
Do I have to pay to join Gateway Ventures?
As an investor via Gateway Ventures, you pay no membership fees, no up front due diligence fees and are not required to commit capital upfront. All investment sourcing and due diligence work is covered by Gateway Ventures.
Only if you decide to invest, we charge a one-off access fee. Depending on your ticket size, the one-off fee to access the startup is as follows:
7% access fee < EUR 50.000,- 5% access fee ≥ EUR 50.000,-
In case of an exit, we will charge 10% and 7% respectively on the net profit of your investment.
Why? We have a professional VC team, that literally hunts the best deals for you. Additionally, you will be serviced across the entire investment lifecycle of your startup. Lastly, our fee covers all initial transactional costs. So no need to worry about any lawyer or notary costs.
Why is 10.000€ the minimum investment sum?
Our goal was to make it 10 times more accessible than a VC fund, in which you can typically start to invest with 100.000€.
Additionally, we needed to find a balance between accessibility for investors and what the startups and co-investors would accept.
We are already allowing smaller tickets if we see that your value add to the startup is large enough.