Companisto Review

COMPANISTO REVIEW

Companisto is a German-based Equity Crowdfunding platform with more than 38,000 investors

 

◙ COMPANISTO REVIEW SUMMARY

Equity CrowdFunding for investing in Startups and Real Estate

 Investors do not paid any fees or commissions (neither now nor later)

 10% success-based commission on the raised investment amount (paid by the startup)

√ Individual investments start as low as 5 Euros and can be up to 500,000 Euros. There is no limit on how much funds a startup can raise.


 

◙ SUPPORTED PROJECTS

Companisto is focusing on innovative start-ups or real estate projects whose business model distinguishes them from competition. All projects must be beyond the concept stage.

  • EQUITY CROWDFUNDING / REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
  • SUPPORTING MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES
  • EARLY-STAGE STARTUPS BUT NOT CONCEPT STAGE PROJECTS

Applying to Companisto as a Startup

Companisto requires a brief STARTUP presentation (Maximum 10 pages for pitch decks and of 3 pages for executive summaries). Presentation must include the following points:

(1) The Business Concept

Information about the startup operation, how will the startup solve certain problems of its market, potential customer base

(2) The Team

Information about the team such is education, experience, full-time personnel

(3) Current Status of the Startup

What is the current stage of the startup, which milestones have been reached and which ones will come next

(4) The USPs (Unique Selling Points)

Defining the startup's USPs, explaining the business model and how will the startup be able to generate revenue in the future

(5) The Industry (Competition)

Defining the market, the business sector, the target group, competitors, positioning in the market

(6) KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

Important KPIs, already generated revenue, preorders, visitors, partners, patents

Applying Real Estate Projects

For real estate projects, a brief presentation of the construction project is required by Companisto


 

◙ SUPPORTED COUNTRIES

  • Companisto focus on German startups but supports also projects from other European countries
  • Investors from all around the world can invest via Companisto
  • Companisto offer several payment methods available internationally (Cards, Instant money transfer, and Bank wire)

 

◙ WHO IS COMPANISTO

Companisto is a German-based platform registered with VAT ID: DE 276 014 929. Companisto was found in 2012 by the lawyers David Rhotert and Tamo Zwinge and is member of the European Crowdfunding Network. Companies that have raised funds through Companisto include Wonderpots and BiteBox.

  • Companisto is a platform enabling equity-based crowdfunding for start-ups and real-estate projects

 

◙ COMPANISTO COST OF SERVICES

  • Companisto charges 10% success-based commission, this fee is paid by startups
  • The startup or investors do not bear any administrative burden. Shares are bought and payments are processed directly via the platform.
  • It is free to use the Companisto platform
  • Investors do not pay any fees or commissions for their stakes

 

◙ INVESTING WITH COMPANISTO

Once an investor has ordered to participate in a start-up or a property, the investment amount is deducted from his account. The transaction time varies depending on the selected payment method and can take up to seven days.

  • Payment methods include Credit / Debit Cards, Bank Transfer, Instant money transfer and Giropay
  • You may invest anonymously
  • In case the minimum funds amount is not raised in the time provided, investors get their entire investment amount back.
  • Startup shares cannot be sold by investors. The shares sold on Companisto are primarily intended to benefit Companists if the start-up is sold (exit), if it generates profits, or at least if the holding period ends
  • Shares are bought and payments are processed directly via the platform. Neither Investors nor the startups bear any administrative burden
  • Investors receive an overview of all profits generated and other income from their stake in a startup. In addition they have access to annual financial statements and to quarterly reports on the course of business.

Moreover, startups started a crowdfunding campaign after August 2014 are obliged to provide the following information to investors:

•    Achieved Revenue during the previous quarter
•    Gross profit and EBIT
•    Information on the Startup's Liquidity
•    Strategic Issues & Product Information
•    Marketing Issues & Sales Information
•    Personnel & Press Information


 

◙ PROJECT TIME LIMITS

  • During each equity-based crowdfunding round the minimum amount must be raised in order for the equity-based crowdfunding round to be successful. Equity-based crowdfunding ends as soon as either the time limit or the maximum amount has been reached
  • A long minimum holding period is essentially an advantage for the Investors, for this period determines the minimum time during which investors are entitled to a share of the start-up's profit. It is better to participate in the profits for 8 years than for just 5 years

 

◙ OTHER FEATURES BY COMPANISTO

  • The standardized Companisto contracts were designed in cooperation with Venture Capital companies and finance experts
  • Direct Communication with the Target Group
  • The start-up can present itself to a wide audience and thus increase its popularity considerably

 

CONTACT COMPANISTO

Companisto GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 154, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Companisto General Info: Phone +49 30 20 848 49 40, Fax: +49 30 20 848 49 41

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Companisto Web-Site: www.COMPANISTO.com

 

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