Where were you,

when web3 was built?


We are Axel Roitzsch and Sandro Stark.

Via Cryptofinance.vc we write €50k - €300k checks into early-stage web3 and crypto startups in the D/A/CH region.

We help founders with product, strategic GTM and scale alongside an LP collective of 25+ exceptional founders and operators.

If you're building something ambitious, reach out.

Why Startups choose us?
We understand the Web 3 landscape and its applications beyond cryptocurrency. That allows us to grasp the opportunities others might let slip
We help ventures to outperform in their chosen category with pre-seed investments up to €300k.
We shoot for the moon, but stay true to the web 3 values of equity, transparency, and democracy.
Are you an early-stage Web3 startup building something ambitious?
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The Crew
We are tech entrepreneurs and fintech strategists (for Microsoft, Allianz, Servicenow) with experience in founding, funding and scaling companies from zero-to-one and beyond.
Sandro Stark
Sandro founded his first blockchain company in 2017 and later joined Allianz to build the 'Allianz Token'. He has a proven track record in scaling strategic sales within BigTechs (Ex-Microsoft) is actively investing in crypto assets and active as a Blockchain advisor and business angel.
Axel Roitzsch

Axel has a proven startup track record, founded his first company in 2015, sold it in 2020 EBITDA positive to build a european market leader. He was awarded with a full scholarship of German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and went through several funding and M&A processes.

Investment Focus

We make long-term bets on early developer teams who focus on applications & services across the web3 ecosystem

Custody Solutions & Wallets
Crypto custody providers are custodians that securely store cryptocurrency assets such as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency custodians have solutions for institutions as well as individuals who want to securely store and protect their crypto assets.
DeFi Protocols
Decentralized Finance (commonly referred to as DeFi) is a blockchain-based form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks to offer traditional financial instruments, and instead utilizes smart contracts on blockchains.
Payments & eCommerce
As the adoption of cryptocurrency continues to grow, on-ramp and off-solutions are increasingly important. When the whole experience of buying and selling is appealing and effortless, more users will naturally be drawn to the market. A helpful analogy is a retail store. A store that optimises its on-ramps (e.g., short checkout lines) or off-ramps (e.g., lax return policies) will attract more customers, but not as much as a store that optimises both.
Identity & Security
In identity management, a distributed ledger (a “blockchain”) enables everyone in the network to have the same source of truth about which credentials are valid and who attested to the validity of the data inside the credential, without revealing the actual data.
Infrastructure & Development
Blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers coordinate and maintain access to the infrastructure that powers blockchains, such as dev tools and nodes, bundled with the underlying infrastructure needed to operate their systems, such as cloud storage and security.
Gaming & Digital Collectibles, NFTs
A new class of digital collectables enabled by Non-Fungible Token (NFT) technology has opened up an exciting new opportunity for game developers and game hobbyists alike. They are the key enabler for true, decentralized ownership of digital assets.
Together, we fuel the web 3 reformation!
Every ten years there is a repeating pattern in a surge of new technologies, platforms and ecosystems. It all started in the 60s coming from mainframe computing, evolving into personal, connected and mobile computing with the smartphone in the 2000s.

Today we are again standing at the forefront of another tectonic plate shift. Blockchain computers were first proposed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto in the Bitcoin whitepaper. The permissionless transaction of digital value was only the “mainframe” moment of this new category. Since 2008 researchers and developers across the world took the concept of the Blockchain Computer and expanded it in various new platform and application modes.

We believe that we are still early despite all the progress made already. And that the true gems coming out of this tectonic shift are still to find - and to fund.

Are you an early stage startup building on Blockchain, Crypto or Web3?