Real Estate Crowdfunding Stays Hot as RealtyShares Raises $10M

Jay OwenCrowdfunding

crowdsourcing.orgWednesday, April 8

RealtyShares Raises $10M in Series A Round — RealtyShares, a real estate crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced yesterday that it’s raised $10 million in a Series A round from Menlo Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. The company has previously raised $1.9 million in a seed round led by General Catalyst. “Our priority is to continue to develop our proprietary underwriting engine to efficiently vet and qualify these applications,” said CEO Nav Athwal. If you’re interested in learning more about the real estate crowdfunding sector, don’t miss Massolution’s 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding for Real Estate report.


It’s Time to Actively Connect Crowdsourcing Work Models and Shared Value In a recently-released ebook — a crowdsourcing crash course — the crowdsourced advertising firm Boom Ideanet touched on the issues of potential exploitation of freelance crowd workers. We asked Steve Wood, Managing Director of Boom Ideanet, expand on his ideas. Read his piece after the jump.

The Impact of Digital on the Real Estate Sector [Video] How is the internet changing the game for investors, and what potential is there in the global real estate crowdfunding? The Wealth Migrate CEO Scott Picken recently appeared on CNBC Africa to answer these questions and many more. Check out the interview after the jump.

Kickstarter’s Campus Lets Project Creators Share Knowledge

Kickstarter has launched Campus, a place for project creators to come together and share information on everything from how to determine the right funding goal to set, to finding the best places to get custom shirts made. Campus is open only to those who have created a project, or are in the process of making one.

How Important Is Email Marketing for Crowdfunding?

Even the best campaigns can struggle if they don’t have an email audience to tap into throughout the campaign. Crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli looks at a campaign that is struggling to gain traction, and offers some tips on how to build up an email audience. Read her advice and leave your own questions in the comments!

7 Ways to Use Twitter for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign Rochelle Ceira, a career consultant and executive director at Dissertaion Avenue, writes in to discuss how get the most out of Twitter — the ubiquitous and highly busy social media platform that has helped many crowdfunding campaigns reach their goals. Have other tips for our readers? Let us know in the comments!

The History of Equity Crowdfunding [Infographic] The recent announcement that the SEC voted to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes (commonly referred to as Regulation A+) was a big confidence boost for the crowdfunding industry. How did crowdfunding get to this point, and how successful were the biggest campaigns? In order to help those who are just beginning to follow the crowdfunding space, the US-based platform Crowdfunder released an infographic providing the historical context to the rule change.


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