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.

Our core areas

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

Health

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

Sustainability

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

Dr. Chiara Greganti

Co-Founder

VitreaLab

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

CMO

Timebro

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

CEO

bobbie

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.
Dr. Michael Faath

Dr. Michael Faath

CEO

Connatc

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.
Swarmanalytics

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

CEO

Mediaire

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

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.

Our portfolio start-ups

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

FAQs

Our answers to the most frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.