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1 Billion Assets Under Management

Join more than 1,800 individual investors who have come together through Moonfare to invest €1B in private equity. Invest in top tier funds from some of the world’s most legendary firms. All with minimums from €50,000.¹

Top strategies from Top managers
Outperforming public markets

Exceptional Performance

Benefit from what institutional investors already know: the greatest shareholder value comes from private markets, and funds like those offered on Moonfare have generated an average IRR of 19% — outperforming the S&P 500 by 13%.²

With todays’ environment of negative interest rates, volatile public markets and difficult to source real estate deals, private equity offers investors a smart alternative. Moonfare breaks down the barriers with low minimums, a fully digital process and a unique Secondary Market.

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.

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Assets Under Management

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registered users

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INVESTMENTS PER INVESTOR

Your Portfolio. Your Choice.

With Moonfare you can invest by selecting funds individually and by choosing one of our Moonfare Portfolio products. Twice per year we also make existing fund investments available at an auction via the Moonfare Secondary Market.

Direct Investment

Moonfare has offered around 40 private markets funds to date, covering private equity buyouts, venture capital, credit, infrastructure, co-investments, secondaries and more.

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Portfolio

Top strategies focused on buyout and growth in one ticket with our lowest minimums

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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What our investors say

“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 offers a great combination of unique content, great value for money and amazing convenience. It is a true pleasure using Moonfare's services."

Peter Damisch

(Senior Managing Director at State Street)

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"I have been talking with the Moonfare team in Asia over the last year and have been very impressed with their professionalism, as well as the product range that they are able to offer to their investors. I am happy with my investments to date and look forward to investing with them in the future."

Eugene Wong

(Managing Partner, Olympus Partners Asia Limited)

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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-Schneider

(Head of PE, Single Family Office)

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“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 a clear example of where technology and finance are colliding. After researching the funds available through the platform and deciding that I wanted to move ahead, it took me less than 15 minutes to set up my account, securely verify my details and request an allocation into the funds. It was remarkable.”

Sajjad Sabur

(Managing Director at HSBC Private Equity Investments UK Ltd.)

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"Moonfare has developed a disruptive business model, making private equity investing easily accessible to qualified private investors. The selection of top tier funds, the easy-to-use digital interface and the transparent fee structure makes Moonfare a highly attractive investment platform, adapted for the digital age."

Michelle Capiod

(Co-Founding Partner at Blume Equity)

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”Moonfare is a clear example of where technology and finance are colliding. After researching the funds available through the platform and deciding that I wanted to move ahead, it took me less than 15 minutes to set up my account, securely verify my details and request an allocation into the funds. It was remarkable.”

Peter von Arx

(Founder and CEO of Montana Invest AG)

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"As a long-term growth private equity investor myself I have been looking for direct exposure to other PE investors for quite some time. With Moonfare I now have this opportunity. The Moonfare platform is smooth and easy to navigate and the technology enables easy access, liquidity and transparency. The platform offers an access to different funds, where I can pick and choose the strategy that best suits my portfolio and wealth management needs."

Leonard Clemens

(Managing Partner & Founder at Cadence Growth Capital)

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Streamlined Digital Process without complicated paperwork

The Moonfare team combines experienced private equity veterans and digital natives from top technology companies. This hybrid vigor allows us to streamline what used to be a cumbersome, paper-based process into a fluid and fully digital experience.

Registration

Create your free account without obligation and use multi-factor authentication to securely log in.

Qualification

Answer a few questions and  verify ID to determine if you qualify to invest based on the regulations of your jurisdiction.

View Funds

Log in to view funds and access documents and data to inform your investment decision.

Investment

Request an investment allocation and sign documents digitally.

Fund Management

Follow along as fund managers in your portfolio deploy capital.

Registration

Create your free account without obligation and use credentials to securely log in.

Qualification

Answer a few questions to determine if you qualify to invest based on the regulations of your jurisdiction.

View Funds

Log in to view funds and access documents and data to inform your investment decision.

Investment

Request an investment allocation, perform ID verification and sign documents digitally.

Fund Management

Follow along as fund managers in your portfolio deploy capital.

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.

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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.

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¹ Minimum investment may vary by country and investor category.
² Past performance is no guarantee of future returns.