Doorway’s mission is to support, domestically and internationally, the development of ground-breaking Startup or SMEs, providing a diversified portfolio for those investors who have a medium to long term investment horizon.
Moreover, the platform acts as a "gateway" to a virtual marketplace where high-scalability startups and SMEs can interact with business angels, family offices and other qualified investors, allowing the first to raise the capital needed to implement promising businesses and the others to allocate part of their financial assets to support disruptive businesses and successful, competent and fully committed entrepreneurs. The latter point is crucial as we believe that execution is the main factor of success and / or failure of the initiatives.
In the private market section of the platform, every registered investor can make visible to other registered investors his positions and investments therefore improving the match between supply and demand, promoting partial demobilization of assets and / or increases in their portfolio.
Furthermore, every Startup or SME on the platform uses Doorway’s proprietary business management tools, developed by Doorway in collaboration with Horsa Spa, which let the investor monitor the financial performance of the companies he has invested in.
Deal Flow and Advisors
The companies that apply to raise capital through Doorway’s platform will follow a different selection validation stage gate process depending on whether they are Startup or SMEs. By Startup we mean a company either in business for less than two years or, if in business for longer than two years ago, with revenue growth of at least 20%.
The minimum target for raising capital for a Startup is 200,000 Euros, for a SME is 300,000 Euros. The maximum target is Euro 8,000,000 for both.
Online investment process
Our Platform is dedicated to that investor who is interested in diversifying their portfolio in the medium to long term perspective with alternative investments. In the logic of diversification to minimize risk, we define medium to long term as 5 years.
Each investor will decide independently on which projects to invest: the minimum investment ticket for each investor will be € 5,000.00.
The investment will always be made through a special-vehicle company that will invest in the target company, either in a single transaction or at the achievement of defined milestones. The investment contract that will be proposed to the target company will have the typical protections for investors such as liquidation preference, drag and tag along, the right to vote on special and extraordinary transactions.
For finalizing the collection of capital, a minimum of 5% of the financial instruments offered must be subscribed to by professional investors. This threshold is reduced to 3% for offers made by SMEs in possession the certified financial statements, and any eventuality consolidated financial statements, related to the last two financial years preceding the offer, prepared by an auditor or by an auditing company registered in the register of auditors.
Doorway’s commission model is exclusively based on a "success fee" paid by the Target company after the successful completion of the campaign on the portal. This fee is equivalent to the 8% of the raised capital raised, or to 6% for Social Impact projects and / or for companies having a high number of women consisting of women in their corporate structure or management.
There are no fees charged to Investors.