– Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

crowdsourcing.orgWednesday, May 28

Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round — Fundrise, the Washington, DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for real estate projects, announced this morning that it closed a $31 million funding round. The round was led by Chinese social networking site Renren, CEO Marty Burger and CIO Tal Kerret of Silverstein Properties, and the Collaborative Fund. It’s the latest in a string of investments into real estate equity crowdfunding platforms. Previously, Realty Mogul, RealCrowd, and RealtyShares had announced seven-figure raises, with other platforms also getting in on the action.


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