This article showcases our top picks for the best Germany based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Germany Crowdfunding Companies
Companisto is an equity crowdinvesting platform for startups. It enables investors to participate in the funding of companies with an investment of their choice, and in return share profits and increases in value of the startup or property.
Companisto is the investment platform for startups and growth companies. Business angels and investors participate in groundbreaking innovations, promising companies, and ideas that write history through venture capital.
As a fintech company, they stand for lean processes, specialized knowledge, and efficient solutions. They are the driver of innovation in the field of professional online corporate finance.
In a diverse society, they assume responsibility for the founding culture in Germany and Europe.. .
FunderNation is Germany’s first crowdinvesting platform managed by an experienced Venture Capital team. Fund raising with us gives you access to our managerial expertise, fund raising capabilities and a vast investor network built over 18 years in the business.
Our specially tailored financial instruments enhance the traditional crowdfunding model, giving access to capital to a wide range of businesses, from startups to innovative SMEs – you decide what you need and work with us towards achieving your goals and growing your business. FunderNation is though not yet another investment platform.
We understand that businesses would appreciate feedback and fresh perspectives on their ideas. Before you fundraise we give you access to FunderWorld – our crowd-intelligence service, where you can receive feedback from our network, share the challenges you face and ask your potential customers for opinions.
After the campaign you are not alone either: if you opt in for our premium services in finance and management, we will engage with you closely and help you improve your reporting, cost structure, efficiency and processes.. .
Finance in Motion
Finance in Motion is an asset management firm exclusively focused on development finance. It offers specialized investment advisory services in the management of investment vehicles that have a positive social impact in developing countries and emerging economies and generate a financial return for investors.
The company focuses on micro, small and medium enterprise financing, housing financing, as well as on financing of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects. Advising investment funds with a total committed capital of over EUR 800 million, Finance in Motion is one of the world’s leading asset managers in the field of development finance..
Econeers – a brand of OneCrowd Group
Econeers, founded 2013 in Dresden, is an platform for equity based crowdfunding in sustainable projects and companies. Private as well as institutional investors can invest digitally and free of charge in sustainable companies and thereby benefit from their economic success.
Next to Seedmatch, the platform for investments in innovative companies, and Mezzany for real estate investments, Econeers is one of the three brands that belong to OneCrowd Group.. .
Seedmatch – a brand of OneCrowd Group
Seedmatch, founded 2011 in Dresden, is the first platform for equity-based crowdfunding in startups and early-stage companies in Germany. Private as well as institutional investors can invest digitally and free of charge in innovative companies and thereby benefit from their economic success.
Next to Econeers, the platform for investments in sustainable projects and companies, and Mezzany for real estate investments, Seedmatch is one of the three brands that belong to OneCrowd Group.. .
Exporo offers investors an overview of real estate projects in which they can invest easily, transparently and free of charge. The idea begins in 2013 with the realization that real estate project developers are increasingly looking for alternative sources of finance, as banks no longer finance entire projects as usual due to stricter regulation, and that private investors only have a lot of money, with good conditions and easy to invest in real estate.
The result of this observation is the firm decision to develop its own online marketplace to offer real estate projects as an investment opportunity and to provide capital directly between private investors and real estate companies. Simon Brunke, Björn Maronde, Tim Bütecke and Julian Oertzen founded the online platform in 2014, they are constantly evolving and they are board members of Exporo AG.
The company now employs more than 120 people and is based in Hamburg’s HafenCity.. .
KlickOwn is a digital platform leveraging blockchain technology to build the best real estate investing experience. That means minimizing fees, improving return potential, and unlocking access for all investors.
For our revolutionary approach we’ve been regularly recognized by publications like Welt and Investing.com as one of the most exciting fintech startups in Germany. KlickOwn enables everyone to invest completely digitally and barrier-free in top-tier European properties and lets real estate owners address a new class of investors.
The convenient and fully digital investment process allows everyone to invest within a few minutes. KlickOwn transfers the digital assets, which are tied to the investment in the respective underlying real estate project, directly into the investor’s personal account.
Moreover, investors can easily sell their digital assets 24/7 on cooperating digital currency exchanges.. .
The idea is simple yet powerful: BERGFÜRST’s efficient and transparent platform enables everyone to invest in real estate projects and benefit from high interest rates – free of charge and regardless of one’s financial situation or social status. In the past, those high quality assets have been reserved for institutional investors only and allowed them to outperform public markets on a regular basis.
At the same time BERGFÜRST offers real estate companies a lean funding process used not only for project developments but also to refinance already existing properties. Thanks to BERGFÜRST being a fintech, requests can be processed much faster than by traditional banks.
A proof for BERGFÜRST’s future potential is its 2019 strategic partnership with Commerz Real – a subsidiary company of the established German Commerzbank. BERGFÜRST was founded in 2011 by Dr.
Guido Sandler (founder of Berliner Effektenbank AG and E*Trade Bank AG) and Dennis Bemmann (founder of studiVZ). BERGFÜRST is based in the heart of Berlin..
EURAMCO Asset Management
EURAMCO operates internationally and launches ground-breaking Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) through EURAMCO Invest GmbH. Their investments focus on the promising fields of real estate and renewable energy.
Their 80 experienced employees worldwide enable clients to maximize their opportunities and minimize their risks. Their team of experts is also responsible for establishing soundly structured funds and delivering professional fund and asset management.
They are distinguished from their competitors by their bespoke investor services, through which they ensure that no investor need goes unmet. They currently manage more than 60 funds representing 40,000 investors and an investment volume of over €4 billion.
Their dependable and professional asset and investment management means private and institutional investors can profit from opportunities in real assets.. .
Kapilendo is an innovative online credit market place that enables small and medium-sized companies to make cheap, fast and unbureaucratic financing by private investors in comparison to banks. The funding candidates are subjected to a credit check at the highest level by Kapilendo AG and then presented on the platform.
This gives investors the opportunity to decide in which projects they are investing and to achieve an attractive return and a high diversification of the risk already with low investment yields.. .
iFunded is the new online market place for global online real estate investments using the state of the art technology. iFunded makes real estate investing highly accessible, simple, transparent and affordable.
Private & institutional Investors can invest alongside experts from the real estate industry and participate in the development of selected real estate projects and generate high returns. Real Estate Developers get access to an alternative financing opportunity.
In addition they can increase public awareness in the early phase of their project and profit from the marketing effect on the platform of iFunded. iFunded accompanies as an investor throughout the entire investing process: from selecting the right real estate project for from their platform, to the right investment strategy for , to continuous information on current investments.
In order to provide with a variety of real estate projects, we cooperate with national and international building contractors and project developers. Their investments are transparent – can inform on the progress of the project invested in at any time online.
private / institutional investor dashboard will supply with current market data and reports.. .
It also helps in development processes of companies that tests and releases procedures and finds technical support for the projects. Some of the company products are websites such as Homify, Moviepilot, and Bookletsworld.
Homify is an online newspaper for architects, builders, designers and their customers. Moviepilot.com focuses on movies that have not been released.
Bookletsworld allows its users to micro-publish photos and writings from their everyday lives and special events. bitcrowd GmbH is a Germany-based company that was founded in 2011 by Dirk Holzapfel..
Lang & Schwarz
The Lang & Schwarz Trade Center is considered the leading platform for OTC trading in Germany. Additional services range from traditional brokerage on advice and support in going and being public – including the IPO and Corporate Finance Advice – to the development of structured products.
In addition, market-making belongs in securities and derivative financial instruments on our divisions, we work across the Group, with around 50 employees since 1996. We or our subsidiaries are listed on the Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart, Vienna (Austria) and approved on XETRA and EUREX to participate in trading, market makers are on Quotrix and have access to international markets..
bettervest is a crowdinvesting platform that enables people to jointly invest individual sums of money – from as little as 50€ onward – in renewable energy, energy and resource efficiency projects initiated by established enterprises, NGOs and local municipalities. In return, investors benefit financially from the resulting cost and energy savings.
The bettervest platform has thus opened up the energy efficiency market to private investors. With these targeted investments ecologically and economically viable energy efficiency measures are able to be implemented, leading to cost, energy and CO2 reductions..
TALENTER (TLT) – the first building block for a worldwide chain reaction. TALENTER revolutionises the working world worldwide and frees millions of people from the fetters of traditional professional categories.
Talenter counteracts the increasing automation and the associated release of labor with the opening up and organization of new services that can not be foreseen in their diversity. Not only personal talent, but also the blockchain currency TALENTER, in short TLT, will be a sure guarantor of success.
All offers, bookings and transactions as well as the service are shown in the TALENTER-Blockchain and the corresponding smartcontracts. TALENTER (TLT) is a fully tradable crypto currency that allows access to any type of service and course.
From low-specialized services such as lawn mowing or dishwashing to highly qualified services like Translation or wood carving. Together with reliable blockchain technology, this new and open working world will succeede on all continents.
It offers flexibility, freedom and the chance of prosperity to an unprecedented degree. TALENTER (TLT) becomes worlds first service currency!.
elefunds, launched in 2012 and led by Tim Wellmanns, is a social impact enterprise that revolutionizes the way we raise funds digitally. elefunds provides uniquely fundraising as a service and offers to round up all types of electronic payments to donate by giving change to the charities you love.
elefunds provides its powerful service to people, companies and charities to easily activate, give and receive donations and to be part of real social impact worldwide. elefunds core vision and continued ambition is to add social value to everybody’s daily life..
Mezzany – a brand of OneCrowd Group
Mezzany, founded 2015 in Dresden, is a platform for equity-based crowdfunding in real estate. Private as well as institutional investors can invest digitally and free of charge in real-estate-projects and thereby benefit from their economic success.
Next to Seedmatch for investments in innovative companies and Econeers for investments in sustainable projects and companies, Mezzany is one of the three brands that belong to OneCrowd Group.. .
Wessel Management GmbH is the vehicle for venture capital and other investments made by the family of Rolf Christof Dienst. For 40 years, they have been investing directly (and through Rolf, founding partner of Wellington Partners, also indirectly) with entrepreneurs, who show the greatest potential to achieve success for interesting ideas and/or technologies.
They particularly like to engage with companies, which contribute to the wellbeing and prosperity of society in general. We mostly invest in conjunction with a small group of co-investors – all experienced entrepreneurs themselves with specific industry knowledge and wide-ranging personal networks.
Together with these partners, they support our portfolio companies actively. They often engage at an early stage and their own investments typically range from 1% to 25% of a portfolio company’s share capital.
While they love accompanying entrepreneurs on their journey to commercial success, human interactions and ethical aspects equally define their partnerships.. .
friendfund is a socially integrated group payment method. Using the social network infrastructure of Facebook and Twitter, friendfund connects you to the people you already know to enable dynamic social commerce.
A friendfund enables friends to collect money for something that they do together. You can friendfund a group gift, purchase equipment for your local club, organise a group holiday or anything you like.
friendfund supports any kind of group payment. Your imagination is the only limit!.
CrowdPatent is an online platform that connects inventors, investors, and innovators. It allows investors to directly invest into inventions, patent applications, and patents.
This allows investors to secure direct interests in revenues when intellectual property rights are monetized. CrowdPatent is a Germany-based company that was founded in 2013..
bankless24 is the first crowdinvesting platform focussing exclusively German Mittelstand. Investors can start investing beginning at 100 Euro.
For investors the service is completely free. SME can issue mezzanine financing projects (Genussrechte) paying only a success fee.
bankless24’s partners are Fidor Bank, Creditreform Rating an Menold Bezler Lawyers.. .
immorocks digitizes the buying and selling process of real estate and implements it on its platform as a broker (or part of a brokerage group). immorocks thus enables institutional sellers and purchasers of real estate as well as their advisors (asset managers, brokers, lawyers, etc.) optimal pricing, cost efficiency, transparency and audit security in the transaction business.
In addition, immorocks offers real estate agents the opportunity to digitize their diverse real estate activities with its service and financing offers.. .
YouCan2 is a Crowdfunding & Crowd investing. All in one Funding and Investment site.
Business – Creative – Social – Dreams. Business – Equity crowdfunding & investing Creative – Rewards based crowdfunding Social – Donation based fundraising for non-profits and charity Dream – fund your dream by getting sufficient traction from you fans first..
Crowd Mentor Network
With the crowd is beginning a new era for dealing with customers and supporters of the company. The associated processes and methods are numerous and complex.
The crowd Mentor Network consists of experts who help you to make these new developments.With the right strategy you can attracting funding to outsource work processes cost, or make your marketing effective and efficient. Promote your business for the future.
We support you with the analysis and implementation of new potential in your business. The crowd Mentor Network is based on a large and strong network of partners from different industries and sectors.
This includes both scientific institutions and universities, as well as companies from all over Europe. Supported by this network, the crowd Mentor Network is instrumental in the development of the market for Crowd-related topics.
This is reflected in the event leading industry events and senior association work again.. .
Founded by entrepreneurs and alumni of the University of Karlsruhe (TH) Christian Schwarzkopf and Tim Lagerpusch is interdisciplinary bringing together, with the aim of start-ups, the idea at the center, students, graduate students, professors and alumni of the University – unconventional and without bureaucracy – to promote. They focus on start-ups with high growth potential, but also support social entrepreneurial projects.
Promoted the CIE as a project of KIT by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the European Social Fund. The power spectrum of the CIE ranges from consulting, concept development, through to infrastructure provision and financing.
The mediation of co-founders, alumni and investors represents a significant added value for entrepreneurs. Here, the CIE draws on a regional, national and global network of experts, entrepreneurs and investors..
Startupbidder is a new company out of Dusseldorf, Germany, that provides crowdfunding for startup entrprenuers. Traditionally, crowdfunding sites focus on pre-sales of products, which deny any upside for investors should the company become successful.
The large number of small investors, often numbering in the thousands, pose regulatory problems for companies seeking to sell shares in early investment rounds. Startupbidder solves this problem by providing founders with direct capital from angel and venture capital investors.
Accredited investors, known on the site as dragons, review each company, asking questions and making comments. If an investor findsthe company meets their investment needs, they place a bid to fund the company in exchange for a percentage of ownership.
The entrepreneur may then accept this bid or counter offer with their own bid. This process goes back and forth until the investor and entrepreneur agree on a price and percentage for the investment.
They then exchange legal documents and sign the formal investment agreement, transfering funds to the company. In addition to being a fundraising platform, Startupbidder also provides services to the entrepreneur to make it easy to listand value their company.
There is a one-click process to import their company from CrunchBase, AngelList, or Startuply. If they are an application company, they may import their app from the App Store, Google Play, Windows Marketplace, or the Chrome Web Store.
DCV eV & German Crowdfunding Network
The German Crowdfunding Network is the trade association of the German crowdfunding scene. It deals with all types of crowdfunding, Crowd Investing, Lending and Crowddonation crowd.
The German Crowdfunding Network is part of the German Association of crowdsourcing. In addition, we are actively working with the European Crowdfunding Network and with our sister organizations in other countries..
United Equity provides an equity based crowdfunding marketplace focusing on German small and medium enterprises. Everyone can start investing directly into German SME with a minimum investment sum of 100 EUR.
For enterprise valuation a crowdsourcing approach is taken to find a fair value of the firms using the wisdom of the crowds. When the crowd-rating is good enough and the suggested firm value is attractive enough for the entrepreneur he can immediately start the equity crowd-funding process through the platform..
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