Moonfare, a Berlin, Germany-based provider of a digital private equity investment platform, raised $15 million in its second extension to its Series C from 7 Global Capital (7GC).
This additional investment brought its total capital raised in the Series C funding round to over $130 million.
The new capital will go towards growth in new markets, potentially Australia and Canada, and increasing the company's product range and the number of funds available on the platform.
CEO and Moonfare founder Steffen Pauls said, “We’re excited by this investment, particularly considering valuations of the most valuable VC-backed companies have fallen by half over the past few months1. We experienced overwhelming demand from shareholders and institutional parties wanting to participate in this extension round, demonstrating that Moonfare is solidifying its mission to democratize access to private equity.”
He added, “Individual investors and their advisors are increasingly seeking refuge in private equity, especially in current volatile public markets. We aim to meet this demand by giving an even broader range of like-minded investors access to our curated low-minimum private market funds. We will offer new products, expand into new markets, and strengthen our senior management team with seasoned private equity experts. We are well equipped to meet our growth plans for this year.”
Moonfare has increased the funds offered on its platform from 40 to 69 (up 73%) and entered into two new asset classes, Impact and Philanthropy.
In 2022, the company launched in nine new jurisdictions, including Scandinavia, Portugal, Israel, and the US, and set up four new offices in Singapore, New York, Zürich, and Paris.
Moonfare makes it possible for qualified individual investors to invest in top-tier private equity and venture capital funds from firms like KKR, Carlyle, EQT, and Insight Partners at low minimums and via a fast and user-friendly digital experience.
Company: Moonfare GmbH
Round: Series C-Second Extension
Funding Month: February 2023
Lead Investors: 7 Global Capital
Company Website: https://www.moonfare.com/
Software Category: Investment platform
About the Company: Founded in 2016, Moonfare is a new era of private equity investing by opening the door to higher returns for more people. Moonfare offers individual investors and their advisor's access to curated private equity investment opportunities through a digital onboarding process. With a digital onboarding process and asset management platform, Moonfare allows investors to register and invest through a digital onboarding process2. To date, Moonfare has offered more than 69 private market funds from top general partners worldwide such as KKR, Carlyle, Permira, and EQT, with an emphasis on private equity buyouts, venture, growth, and real asset categories like infrastructure. Headquartered in Berlin, Moonfare operates in 25 countries across Europe, Asia, and America and has offices in New York, Hong Kong, London, Zürich, Singapore, Paris, and Luxembourg.
Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230208005089/en/Moonfare-Sees-Overwhelming-Demand-in-Extended-Series-C-Round-at-Record-Valuation https://www.businessinsider.com/moonfare-berlin-based-fintech-raises-second-funding-extension-2023-2