About Moonfare

We are a Fintech platform on a mission to enable private individuals to access and invest in top-tier private equity funds with the lowest possible commitments.

Historically, access to Private Equity funds was exclusive to institutional investors committing typically more than €10,000,000 per fund. Not any more, Moonfare has created Europe’s first gateway for private individuals to boost their portfolio returns with minimums as low as € 100,000.

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    Join an international A+ team
    We are from 20+ different countries on a mission to disrupt the Private Equity industry – Previously working for the likes of KKR, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, BCG, Apax Partners and Rocket Internet.
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    One of Europe’s hottest Fintech startups
    A finalist in The Europas Awards 2019 as Europe’s Hottest Fintech Startup. In less than a year, we grew from 8 employees to more than 40.
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    A well-funded startup
    A total Series A round of €25m (Bloomberg). The fundraise was one of the largest ever completed by individual investors in Europe.
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    New day, new challenge
    Driven by ambition, new challenges present themselves each and every day in our fast-paced and agile start-up environment. We adapt, divide and own.
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    Everything we do is transparent and matters 100%
    Every task owned and challenge tackled is a stride towards shaping the future of private equity investing.
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    We build our business by building our people
    We reimburse up to 2% of employee’s annual base salary towards training/learning opportunities that help growth and impact careers.

Open Positions

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Dimitrios MagiakosDimitrios Magiakos

Head of Business Development

Dimitri joined Moonfare in July 2017, taking the lead on the Business Development efforts of the company. He started his career at J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank in London where he spent five years advising Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and family offices on portfolio construction and tactical trading. While at J.P. Morgan, Dimitri advised on multi-asset class portfolios ranging from public to private investments and was instrumental in the execution of a regulatory project impacting clients across EMEA. Dimitri completed his military training in Greece serving first in the Light Anti-aircraft Battalion and subsequently on the Supreme Military Support Command. He completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University acquiring a double major in Economics and International Relations and holds an MBA from INSEAD. When not in the office, Dimitri enjoys skiing, building his vinyl collection and, as a true Greek, finding ways to get closer to the sea.

Cris WestallCris Westall

Head of New Business, People & Culture

Cris joined Moonfare in January 2019 as Head of People & Corporate Development, bringing 15+ years experience in People and Strategy primarily in start-up and high-growth companies. Cris started her career at Deloitte where she spent 9 years advising global CXO clients on people strategies and solutions to increase overall performance and growth. She then moved into start-ups where she was responsible for people operations in two high growth companies, helping to scale organisations both in the US and globally.

Cris completed her undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve university and holds a Masters in organisational sciences from the George Washington University. She loves to travel and considers herself a globetrotter having grown up and lived in several countries around the world.

Olena MelashchenkoOlena Melashchenko

Team Lead - Engineering

Olena joined the Moonfare team in June, 2018 as Senior Full Stack Developer to give both guidance and consultation building the platform. In 2015 and prior to working at Moonfare, Elena relocated to Berlin because of an offer exhibited by Hungryhouse GmbH (which was a part of Delivery Hero). Her valuable and tireless work there was appreciated by the “Top Performance” award. Furthermore, she found herself as a really good speaker while participating in “Women in Tech” events.

Elena graduated in 2012 with a Masters degree in Computer Applications focusing on Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Kryvyi Rih National University. In her spare time, Elena dedicates most of her time to family and friends. Besides that she loves to travel, she is always hungry to learn new things, and reads about the latest news in the world of Technology.

Gerardo BonillaGerardo Bonilla

Senior Product Manager

Gerardo acts as Product Manager at Moonfare, taking the team’s vision to build a product which delights our investors. He joined Moonfare in 2017 as the company’s first in-house full-stack developer. Having taught himself how to code at the age of 16, Gerardo did not immediately pursue building web products as a profession. He started his career in asset management at J.P. Morgan working as an investment analyst, providing investment advice to high-net worth families and family offices in the Chicago area. During his tenure at J.P. Morgan, Gerardo was instrumental in bringing elegant technological solutions to clients in wealth management, serving as an advisor to the firm’s digital team. Gerardo holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College in Boston. As a student, Gerardo started several small ventures including the Blue Bird Consulting Group, a Twitter analytics consulting service for Salvadoran political candidates.