Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

The gateway for exceptional founders

Together with our business angel network, we enable start-ups to achieve sustainable and international growth.

Successful founders who work with us

Founders from a wide variety of areas rely on our expertise

Together to success

We accompany start-ups on their journey to successful companies and support you with our network, expertise and know-how and find investors.
We support start-ups based in the DACH region, from seed to Series A, with a ticket size between €300,000 and €2 million and act as lead or co-investors.

digital economy

Start-ups in the fields of Fintech / Regtech / Insurtech, Proptech, Future of Work, Industry 4.0 / IoT / Smart City and Cyber Security


Life science start-ups in the fields of medtech / biotech, digital health, personalized health and diagnostics


Start-ups with a focus on Sustainability, Impact and Environment, Circular Economy, Greentech and Edtech.

Dr. Chiara Greganti



With the support of Gateway Ventures and its cohort, VitreaLab could close its funding round in a smooth and fast process: a key point for any early-stage successful startup.
Niclas Preisner

Niclas Preisner



Gateway Ventures’ success is no coincidence. During the most severe phase of the 2020 pandemic, they helped us raise a notoriously difficult to get pre-seed investment
Stephan Lagkau

Stephan Langkau



Thanks to the broad network of Gateway Ventures, englobing investors from a large variety of professional backgrounds, we did not only find Investors for our seed financing, but also great mentors and board members.

Sandro Greppmayr

Head of Finance and Operations

Swarm Analytics

The Team at Gateway Ventures were a great support at all stages of our equity round – from introducing new investors, hosting meetups and to the final closing.

Dr. Andreas Lemke



I was impressed by the speed and professionalism from the first meeting to the final funding. I really liked the transparency through the whole process
Dr. Michael Faath

Dr. Michael Faath



We benefit from Gateway Ventures’s very good network with experienced people from relevant industries. They can provide fast feedback to help us on our journey.

The way to successful financing

From initial contact to financing in 12 weeks – this is how our process works
Application and first touch-point

Receive critical feedback on your venture and a fit-check with Gateway Ventures focus

Challenger Call

Getting to know you and the team, finding out the details which make you unique

Investment Committee

Weekly internal assesment of information and conviction to move forward

Signing of Fundraising-Contract

Establishing legal relationship for us to start out journey together

Reporting & Support

Calls with experts in the field, reference calls and deep market-research into your specific field

Financial Closing

Signing of trustee agreements and KYC - pooling of investors for a clean cap-table

Investment campaign

After signing the term sheet, we are launching your start-up on our platform, opening the gates for investors to assess and invest in you

Due Diligence Process

Calls with experts in the field, reference calls and deep market-research into your specific field

Our Partners

Renowned co-investors and investment partners who have already worked successfully with Gateway. We will find your perfect investors!

Our portfolio start-ups

Start-ups that are already benefiting from our network and expertise.


Our answers to the most frequently asked questions
How does reporting work at Gateway Ventures?
Depending on what we agree, we must report to our investors either monthly or quarterly. You only have to provide the most important data, we take care of the rest so that you can concentrate on your core business.
Follow-on & relationship with Gateway Ventures?
We are the reliable partner, and not just for one round of financing. If possible, we are happy to participate in subsequent rounds and maintain a long-term relationship with you by supporting you on your further path to success through our large network and our VC partners.
How do I get feedback from Gateway Ventures?
We provide you with critical feedback on your venture and connect you to our network of trusted partners so you can benefit from Gateway Ventures in every situation.

We're curious to learn more about your venture

We will ask you a series of quantitative and qualitative questions about your startup. Please take your time (around 10 minutes) and answer all the mandatory questions. It should go without saying that we handle all data and information confidentially.

After we receive your information we’ll provide you with a freshly created dataroom, where you can find your pitch deck and list of what else would be nice, but not necessary at this point. We want to give you full control over your data. We try to provide the first feedback within one working week and inform you about further steps.

Get funding from +3.000 experienced investors and business angels