In order to facilitate the encounter between  "intelligent" financial capital and "excellent" human capital, Doorway carries out, on the one hand, a rigorous selection of the companies allowed on the platform and, on the other hand, only investors with medium-high financial means areinvited on the platform upon acceptance of the confidentiality commitment provided in the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Who is eligible?

'Equity crowdfunding' is a form of investment that allows investors to fund startups and SMEs set up in the form of  Capital Companies, through online portals authorised by CONSOB, by making a financial contribution in exchange for shareholdings of the same undertakings with capital and administrative rights.

This tool, of Anglo-Saxon derivation, is experiencing a significant development also in Italy, thanks to a normative evolution that is supporting its use and diffusion. Following its introduction by D.L. 179/2012, the legislator has intervened several times to widen the audience of those who can benefit from this financing mechanism, stimulate potential investors and simplify the operational aspects of crowdfunding.

Among the most important regulatory interventions, the recent extension of the subjective scope of application of the 'equity crowdfunding' institute to the “small and medium-sized enterprises formed in the form of capital companies", that are all Italian startups and SMEs.

The Equity model–based provides that the financing takes the form of risk capital and that the investor becomes a full member of the company that proposes the business project.

Selection of projects

Doorway focuses the process of selection of tenderer candidates– strictly on line– on the following topics: team, reference market, sustainability of the business to 24/36 months, propensity to internationalization and exit strategy.

The selection process starts with the completion of an online questionnaire which is articulated in a different way depending on whether the candidate is a startup or an SME.  The questionnaire for Startup is formulated in English. The Pre-evaluation Team of Doorway will notify the candidate bidder of the outcome of the selection process within 15 working days from the uploading of the data on the platform.

To learn more about our selection and investment processes go to How it works.

Partnership with BPER Bank

Doorway, in order to support enterprises and the Real Economy has established an exclusive Partnership with BPER Bank, which has devised the package “Equity crowdfunding

Equity crowdfunding is the complete and exclusive package of current accounts dedicated to startups and SMEs that want to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on the Doorway platform.

Equity crowdfunding provides 2 current accounts to manage the Campaign: one aimed at raising funds that the Company receives from investors and tied up until the successful conclusion of the Campaign, and one for the administrative management of the Campaign.

Business management

As we believe that the investment is only the beginning of the company's growth path, to the good end of the investment, Doorway will provide each invested company with a proprietary business management dashboard, developed together with Horsa Spa, in which the company will have to to add the main economic and financial data on a quarterly basis, in order to keep the economic and financial performance and the cash flow constantly monitored.

For further information, please write to: team@doorwayplatform.com.