The mission of Doorway is to support, also in the international context, 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, which will be implemented after the closing of the first campaigns, every registered investor can make visible to other registered investors his positions and investments to facilitate matching between supply and demand, promoting partial demobilization of assets and / or increases in one’s portfolio.
For investors access to the Platform is free of charge: however, Doorway reserves the right to disable the user of the investor if, in the period of 12 months following the first access, the investor has not made at least one investment.
Furthermore, every Startup or SME on the platform uses Doorway’s proprietary business management tools, developed by Doorway in collaboration with Horsa Spa, in which the company will have to insert the main economic financial data on a quarterly basis, to ensure that the investor is allowed to monitor the financial performance of his/her investment.
Deal Flow and Advisors
The companies that apply to raise capital through the Doorway platform will follow a a validation pathway depending on whether they are Startups 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 , with revenue growth resulting from the last financial statements or financial statements of at least 20% over the year/period preceding the date on which the request for publication of the Offer on the Platform is made.
For each campaign, the minimum target for raising capital by Startups is 200,000 Euros, while for SMEs it is 300,000 Euros. The maximum target is Euro 8,000,000 for bothwithin 12 months.
Online investment process
Our Platform is dedicated to that investor who is interested in diversifying his/her portfolio in a medium to long term perspective with alternative investments. In the logic of diversification, to minimize risk, best practices indicate that investment in at least 5 initiatives is appropriate.
Each investor will decide independently on which projects to invest: the minimum investment ticket for each investor per single offer 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 safeguards for investors such as liquidation preference, drag and tag alongvoting rights 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 holding the financial statement certification and any consolidated financial statement relating to the last two years preceding the offer, certified by an auditor or an audit firm in the Register of Auditors. The commission model that Doorway provides is exclusively based on a "success fee" paid by the Target company in the event of the successful completion of the campaign on the portal. This fee amounts to 8% of the raised capital, reduced to 6% for Social Impact initiatives and/or Targets having a female prevalence in their corporate structure or management.
There are no fees charged to Investors,access to the Platform is free: however, Doorway reserves the right to disable any investor who has not made at least one investment within 12 months of the first access on the Platform.
For physical individuals
Until 31 December 2025, natural persons subject to IRPEF may deduct from gross tax 30% of the sums invested in the share capital of one or more innovative start-ups and innovative SMEs. The maximum investment that can be facilitated for each tax period is EUR 1,000,000.00, which means a maximum saving of EUR 300,000.00 per year (30% x 1,000,000.00). The deduction that in a given tax period does not find capacity in IRPEF can be used in subsequent tax periods, but no later than the third. The tax benefit is exclusively for income tax purposes and does not operate for irap purposes. The investment must be maintained for at least 3 years, otherwise the benefit is forfeited with the obligation to repay what has been deducted together with legal interest.
For capital companies
Until 31 December 2025, capital companies subject to IRS may deduct from their total income 30% of the sums invested in the share capital of one or more innovative start-ups and innovative SMEs. The maximum investment that can be facilitated for each tax period is 1,800,000.00 euros and therefore entails a maximum IRS savings per year of 129,600.00 euros (30% x 1,800,000.00 x 24%). If the taxable income does not allow the whole deduction, the surplus may be used in subsequent tax periods, but no later than the third.
For companies participating in tax consolidation, the deduction that does not find capacity in the income of the individual companies can be broken down by the total income of the group and any surplus can be used by the individual companies in subsequent tax periods but no later than the third. The facility is exclusively for income tax purposes and does not operate for irap purposes. The investment must be maintained for at least 3 years, otherwise the benefit is forfeited with the obligation to recover on taxation what was deducted plus legal interest.
Investments made indirectly through the Vehicle Company also benefit from the above mentioned tax benefits.