Where were you,
when web3 was built?


we are Axel Roitzsch and Sandro Stark.

Via Cryptofinance.vc we write €50k - €150k checks into early-stage web3 and crypto startups.

We help founders with product, strategic GTM and scale alongside an LP collective of 15+ exceptional founders, business leader, technology and legal experts.

If you're building something ambitious, reach out.

Our Ambitions and Value Add
We understand the Web3 landscape and its applications beyond cryptocurrency. That allows us to grasp the opportunities others might not see yet.
We help ventures to outperform in their chosen category with pre-seed investments up to €150k and the pragmatic support that we experienced when working on own ventures.
We shoot for the moon, but stay true to the web3 values of equality, diversity and transparency.
We are tech entrepreneurs and innovations strategists 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 partnered with Etherisc on a paramatric climate insurance project and has a proven track record in scaling strategic sales within BigTech (Ex-Microsoft).
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.

"We support highly scalable startups that identify as bridgemakers into the web3 economy"
Cryptofinance.vc invests in developer teams building infrastructure, applications and services that significantly ease on-ramp, grow the installed base beyond core or help to manage and secure web3. We look for teams with the potential to outperform in their chosen category with a proven and scalable business model and validated product market-fit.

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.
ReFi, Token-Based Carbon Offsetting
Web3 infrastructure for regenerative finance — ReFi.

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