Top strategies from Top managers
Important Disclaimer - Returns gross of fees. PE is not an investable index and is used solely for illustrative purposes. Further detail here.
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 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.
OUTPERFORMING PUBLIC MARKETS

Impressive 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%. 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 of investing in private markets, to help you diversify your portfolio.

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Our fund selection process

The FiveStar Diligence Method

All Moonfare investment opportunities are top-tier strategies - curated by our proprietary FiveStar diligence framework and a combined 85 years of experience in the private equity industry.

Closely monitoring top-tier funds

Sourcing upcoming opportunities

Due diligence by our investments team

Fund approval by our Investment Committee

What our investors say

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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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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.

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Investment

Request an allocation and sign documents electronically.

Fund Management

Follow along as fund managers in your portfolio deploy capital.

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Qualification

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

View Funds

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Investment

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Fund Management

Follow along as fund managers in your portfolio deploy capital.

Important Disclaimer
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.

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
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.

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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