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The Gateway to your start-up investment

Professional Start-up Deals starting from € 10,000 – invest in Startups simply, transparently and digitally

Our current campaigns

Take a direct look at our current start-up deals and discover the companies that will help shape the future!
Why do more than 3,000 investors invest privately in Startups through Gateway? We offer our investors a selection of high-quality Start-ups, offering you huge time and cost saving along the way as we accompany you through the whole investment process.
Exciting Deals

Through our in-house venture team and co-investor network, we offer investors direct and digital access to up-and-coming start-up deals without having to do an extensive search yourself.

Large Network

Our investor network has gathered expertise in various fields. We offer investors the opportunity to get to know their co-investors directly and to exchange ideas.

Comprehensive Due Diligence

We take care of the due diligence for you and provide an in-depth and transparent insight. Only 1 out of 100 start-ups make it through this process.

Equity investments from €10,000

We offer access to innovative start-up deals from €10,000, and it's 100% digital, just a few clicks away.

Advisors Welcome

With Gateway Ventures, you can support start-ups with their network and know-how, directly contributing to the success and growth of your investment.


We charge a fee of 5-7% of the invested amount for our detailed assessment and support. In return, we offer investors comprehensive help and support in their investment journey.

With Gateway Ventures, investing in the best start-up deals is easy and completely digital, starting from as little as €10,000!
Deal Sourcing

With Gateway Ventures, investing in the best start-up deals is easy and completely digital, starting from as little as €10,000!

Initial review

We are constantly on the lookout
for the best and most innovative start-ups
to offer our investors.

Investment Committee

Our team makes an initial pre-selection and intensively discusses the potential of the start-up, taking into account all factors that are relevant for the company's success.

Your Investment Decision

Pitchdeck, Dataroom and Termsheets: on our platform we provide all relevant documents for a digital and fully informed investment decision.

Go-Live & Meet the founders

Once we have made the choice, the start-up is placed on our platform, investors are informed about the new deal by email and can and can meet the founders in an online meet-up.

Due Diligence

Intensive analysis of the entire business model and reference calls with experts. Only 1-2% of start-ups make it through this examination.

Due diligence you can trust.

We invest a lot of effort in a comprehensive due diligence process in order to offer the best possible start-up investments.

Customized Due Diligence Process

Our due diligence follows a specially developed plan that allows for a comprehensive review of all areas of the start-up and ensures the best possible transparency.

A Team of VC Experts

Our investment team has years of expertise in venture capital and start-up investment.

Industry expertise

Through our large network, we have experts in all industries who support us in the diligence of start-ups with additional industry know-how.

Paul Kolarik

Since I also want to make a difference for sustainability beyond entrepreneurship and new technologies and thus start-ups in this sector make sense and are important, I looked for the best partner for an investment. Gateway Ventures provides a low-threshold and uncomplicated entry into this world and offers the perfect platform for this.

Katja Ruhnke

Unternehmerin und Investorin

CK Ventures

Gateway Venture is the perfect entry point for prospective business angels, but also for experienced investors who want to benefit from a large network and professional support for their start-ups. Through Gateway Ventures it is possible to invest in promising start-ups even with smaller tickets. We are very happy with our investments through Gateway Ventures and the trustful cooperation with the entire team, especially with Managing Director Svenja Lassen.

Conny Hörl

Unternehmerin und Investorin

CK Ventures

Gateway Ventures offers me the perfect entry into the world of business angels. Many of the tasks of a business angel are taken away from you and optimally prepared. I’m only thinking of the time-consuming due diligence. The low entry fee of 10,000 euros is also a great way to get a taste of start-up life. With the FIN network, Gateway Ventures is a great place to start, especially for women.

Annette Jordan

Business Angel

Inhaberin Annette Jordan Organisationsberatung

I made my first investment with Gateway Ventures because I was very impressed by the start-up itself and because I was happy that Gateway took the legal handling (due diligence, notary) off my hands. In the meantime, I have realised that as a private investor, it is very difficult for me to gain access to larger and promising start-ups. Gateway Ventures gives me that access.
Heinz Raufer Gateway Ventures

Heinz Raufer

Business Angel, tripmakery,, flixbus

Specialization (in my case software and internet companies) is helpful in the search and evaluation of startup investments. Furthermore, in my opinion, the specific customer benefit of a product, as well as its unique selling proposition and scalability, are of special importance. I also check the “fit” of the founding team. These are the first priorities for me
Stephan berendsen Gateway Ventures

Stephan Berendsen

Business Angel

BBG Entertainment, Cuculus, SpeedScript

As an entrepreneur with my own “startups” I have already experienced 2 exits to large IT companies myself – so I also look at possible exit scenarios when making my investment, which often go hand in hand with a very good scaling of the startup – so the business model is just as decisive here and the question “how quickly can I internationalize?”. In addition, I like to work closely with the founding teams in order to provide them with my experience, especially in the first years
Eveline Steinberger Kern Gateway Ventures

Eveline Steinberger Kern

Business Angel

weXelerate, BlueMinds Group, Digital Hero

To support young teams in making their entrepreneurial ideas fly is and has always been a very meaningful task for me. I focus my investments on a specific industry, so that my startup portfolio complements each other well, but also so that meaningful synergies between the companies can be exploited. It is also nice to see that more and more women have the courage to start up. I primarily invest in projects where I can contribute my experience and know-how, thus optimizing my chances of success

Get started and invest in Startups!

We show you how to dive into the world of startup investments and invest in startups step by step, simply and directly.

Register on our platform for free

Register for free and become part of our large network. Get access to innovative start-ups that have already passed our rigorous selection process.

Discover current deals

On our business angel platform you can see our current start-up deals. You will find all relevant information to make an informed investment decision. Online profiles, term sheets and due diligence documents are provided transparently for you.

Meet the founders and invest directly through our platform

If a start-up and its team have convinced you during a meet-up, you can invest in Startups directly via our platform. In our platform cockpit you will find all legal documents such as LOI and NDA. We then take over the complete processing of the deal.

Regular updates and reports

After your investment, you will receive reports and update calls insights into the start-up’s performance. If you wish, you can advise the start-up with your know-how and your network and thus contribute directly to the growth of your investment. We also offer you the opportunity to get to know your co-investors.

Current Events

Talks, Meetups, Webinars and more. We organise regular events for our network – See you there! 


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 startups 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 with Gateway Ventures, you pay no membership fees, no due diligence fees, and are not required to provide capital upfront. All investment sourcing and due diligence are handled by Gateway Ventures. Only when you decide to invest do we charge fees for transactions and portfolio management.

For more information, please visit here.

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 start-ups and co-investors would accept.

We are already allowing smaller tickets if we see that your value add to the startup is large enough.