Talking Real Estate Crowdfunding with RealtyMogul | TheCrowdCafe Real estate represents a highly attractive asset class that, to-date, has been enormously difficult to directly access. Until now. Platforms like RealtyMogul are opening this market up in a big way. What do you think—in three years, will you own private real estate in your portfolio? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear your thoughts or questions!
PRETAIL | Trend Watching A rich, and very visual, overview of this burgeoning—very much cultural ;-)— trend.
Has Kickstarter Lost Its Way? | Mashable Personally, I disagree with the negativity towards Braff’s campaign. Pledgers are receiving real and unique value: participation.
‘Crowdfunding’ trend poised to make mark on U.S investing landscape | The Washington Post Another inspiring article that surfaces how crowdfunding will allow communities to collectively reclaim and rebuild the cities they live in, just as they want them to be. From one investor in Fundrise’s inaugaural transaction: “Last weekend, my mother and brother were in town and we were having dinner on H Street,” Lubens said. “It was just so cool to point out the building and say: ‘I own that.’?”
Go the Same Way, or Go the Wrong Way | NYTimes A super interesting look at how the “wisdom of the crowds” is changing how we think, interact and discover. “For the pop sociologists of the period after World War II, “crowd” was a scare word, an impersonal entity that would extinguish your personality, spew contempt at your uniqueness, disable the operation of your individual instincts and judgment.”
Avoiding Burn Out | Andrew Dumont For founders, especially solo-founders, this a must-read.