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Moonfare helps you diversify your portfolio with top-tier private equity and venture capital funds. Invest in funds from some of the world’s most legendary firms. All with minimums from $125,000.¹

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Direct Investment

Experienced investors can build a portfolio with everything from middle market and large-cap buyout funds to growth, infrastructure, distressed debt, impact investing and more.

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Portfolio Investment

Ideal for those seeking upfront diversification, the Moonfare Portfolio range currently offers two options: one focused on buyout and the other on growth equity and venture capital.

Secondary market

The only platform to offer a digital secondary market, Moonfare makes investing in private equity more flexible than ever with multiple paths to liquidity.

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Obsession with quality

All strategies on the Moonfare platform are brought to you by top-tier fund managers with a track record of consistently delivering higher returns than the majority of available funds and other asset classes.

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FiveStar makes
the difference

The curated Moonfare offering is comprised of top-tier funds across the early, growth, and buyout universe

We apply the proprietary FiveStar diligence method to ensure we source the best

You have the option to invest in specific funds or in portfolio strategies

You can build your own, customised portfolio of top tier private markets funds

What our investors say

“As a private investor, Moonfare has become an essential tool in my investment strategy and asset allocation by offering me a unique platform to build a diversified portfolio of top quartile PE and VC funds which form the bedrock of my investment portfolio with a sizeable allocation.”

Henrik Kraft

Vice Chairman Of The Board, Sportlight Technology

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Moonfare is building the pre-eminent global ecosystem of like-minded executives, industrial families, and key decision makers.

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“Moonfare is a true disruptor in the value chain of PE, enabling wider access to the asset class, in an innovative and seamless way, while offering a selection of top performing funds otherwise inaccessible.”

Rajaa Mekouar

Founder & CEO, Calista Direct Investors

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Moonfare is building the pre-eminent global ecosystem of like-minded executives, industrial families, and key decision makers.

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“I was an early investor into Moonfare’s fund offerings, having made commitments to its first PE funds. The Moonfare team identified the investment teams which suited my investment goals best and through its relationships secured allocations to these sought-after managers.”

Thomas Putter

Former CEO and Chairman Allianz Capital Partners

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“Moonfare has successfully disrupted a product that was previously only accessible to very few people. The platform allows me to invest in a diversified portfolio of Private Equity funds across geography, sector and currency.”

Ron Hagen

Former Executive Vice President, Oranje-Nassau Energie BV

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“Moonfare offers us the unique possibility to cherry pick investments in superior PE funds via special purpose vehicles, thus transparent in reporting, costs, capital flow and duration. Beyond that, the qualified and personalised support from our Moonfare liaison is first class.”

Lien De Leenheer

Managing Director, Family Office

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MOONFARE SECONDARY MARKET

Liquidity when you need it

The only platform to offer a digital secondary trading market, Moonfare makes investing in private equity more flexible with institutional-grade liquidity. Offered together with Lexington Partners, the Moonfare Secondary Market enables you to sell stakes in funds before the lifecycle completes — making an illiquid asset class more liquid.

Important Disclaimer
Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. CA US Private Equity (PE) Index as sourced by Cambridge Associates’ Q4 2020 “Index and Selected Benchmark Statistics” report. The Cambridge Associates Private Equity Index is a pooled horizon IRR calculation based on quarterly data compiled from over 8,300 funds private equity funds, including fully liquidated partnerships, formed between 1986 and 2020. S&P 500 Total Return Index as sourced from Yahoo Finance. S&P 500 TR Index data are annual compounded return calculations which are time weighted measures and are shown for reference and directional purposes only. The CA PE Index is not an investable index and is used solely for illustrative purposes. The CA PE Index includes only Buyout and Growth Equity funds which matches the investment opportunities currently offered by Moonfare. Due to the fundamental differences between the two calculations, direct comparison of IRRs to time weighted returns is not recommended. The chart shows the net growth of a $100 hypothetical initial investment in the referenced indexes on December 31, 1999.Index data does not include the effect of Moonfare’s feeder fees, that are levied on top of the private equity funds offered and are estimated to decrease their net returns by c. 2.3% on an annual basis. For this purpose we also show on the chart a hypothetical Private Equity Index whose performance includes the impact of Moonfare fees.

Meet the
Founder

Moonfare has been built by a team of talented professionals from leading investment and technology companies and backed by 150 top executives around the world.

Dr. Steffen Pauls

Founder & CEO
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Dr. Steffen Pauls

Managing Director, CEO

Steffen founded Moonfare in 2016 with the vision to democratize private investing. He runs the company as Chairman and CEO. Steffen is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in the private equity industry. Before becoming an entrepreneur Steffen served as a Managing Director of private equity at KKR.

While at KKR, he was responsible for the firm’s coverage of the German market. Prior to joining KKR, he was co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of firstfive AG. He served as Chairman of The Supervisory Board at A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Investment GmbH & Co. KG and as a member of the Advisory Board at Versatel, Serbia Broadband and Hertha BSC.

Steffen holds a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Mannheim and the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques and a Ph.D. from the University of Trier. He worked as a research assistant at Harvard University where he wrote his master thesis. Steffen lives in Munich with his wife and children.

Steffen founded Moonfare in 2016 with the vision to democratize private investing.
He runs the company as Chairman and CEO. Steffen is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in the private equity industry. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Steffen served as a Managing Director of private equity at KKR.

Full Bio

Dr. Steffen Pauls

Managing Director, CEO

Steffen founded Moonfare in 2016 with the vision to democratize private investing. He runs the company as Chairman and CEO. Steffen is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in the private equity industry. Before becoming an entrepreneur Steffen served as a Managing Director of private equity at KKR.

While at KKR, he was responsible for the firm’s coverage of the German market. Prior to joining KKR, he was co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of firstfive AG. He served as Chairman of The Supervisory Board at A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Investment GmbH & Co. KG and as a member of the Advisory Board at Versatel, Serbia Broadband and Hertha BSC.

Steffen holds a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Mannheim and the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques and a Ph.D. from the University of Trier. He worked as a research assistant at Harvard University where he wrote his master thesis. Steffen lives in Munich with his wife and children.

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