Companisto (www.companisto.com) is one of the leading equity-based crowdfunding platforms in Europe. Equity-based crowdfunding means that many people become shareholders in a start-up or a property and that the start-up or property thus receives funding. The investors – also referred to as Companists – benefit not only from the profits, but also from increases in the value and from a possible sale of the start-up or property.

In total, more than 18,000 Companists from 57 countries have invested more than EUR 6,400,000.00 in start-ups via Companisto. Companisto GmbH, which is located in Berlin, was founded by the two lawyers David Rhotert and Tamo Zwinge and was launched in June 2012.