into the world of startup investments
Your access to curated and innovative startup investments from € 10,000 with our business angel platform.
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Through joint investment (invest), mutual support and bundled expertise (contribute), founders and investors benefit from this interaction (benefit) when investing in startups with our business angel platform. With us as your venture capital partner, the exit is always in sight.
Invest privately from €10,000 in the most promising start-ups. Our experienced venture capital team will guide you through your start-up investment. With our curated start-ups, we place great value on innovation, a good business model, stable turnover and meaningful investments.
Our community has the opportunity to become actively involved in start-up deals. This allows private investors to contribute directly to the success of the startup. By participating in startup deals, members can also contribute their expertise and experience to promote the success of the startup.
Through high return potential, a focus on careful calculated risks, events and an active angel & startup community, we work to provide the best investment experience for startups, established business angels, first-time investors and family offices. Benefit with Gateway Ventures!
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Our Startup Investment Portfolio
Over 38 start-ups and more than 3,500 investors are already benefiting from Gateway Ventures.
Over the last 5 years, hundreds of our active investors have invested over €23 million in 38+ start-ups. Our portfolio has grown in value by 191%. We enable investments in the promising European startup scene. We focus on solutions in the areas of business services, sustainability and health and invest along the seed and growth phases.
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nebenan.de, tripmakery, hotel.de, flixbus
BBG Entertainment, Cuculus, SpeedScript
Eveline Steinberger Kern
weXelerate, BlueMinds Group, Digital Hero
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.
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.
Talks, Meetups, Webinars and much more. Discover our current events!
Your gateway to exciting deals, important information and innovative developments
Our answers to the most frequently asked questions from business angels, start-ups, investors and partners.
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.