The cold, hard math behind the customer-acquisition arms race in investment crowdfunding
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Once upon a time, only the wealthy had the money and information for alternative investments. Every day, investors with curiosity and intelligence (but not a lot of money) were kept on the sidelines, relegated to stocks, bonds, and banks. But now the same disruptive forces that have lowered costs and opened up information throughout other parts of our economy are transforming investing, helping to shape a healthier and more diverse economy for everyone.
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Explore profiles of 103 investment crowdfunding and alternative investing websites in our database, including real estate, P2P loans, angel investing, energy financing, performance royalties and more, some with minimums as low as $100 or less.
EquityMultiple stands out among real estate crowdfunding investment platforms because they're primarily funded by a major commercial real estate investment firm (Mission Capital) rather than VCs. They offer fewer investments than some other platforms, but that's a deliberate choice, both to ensure sufficient due diligence, and to keep the choices simple for their primary customer base, which remains small retail investors.
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AHP buys pools of distressed mortgage loans at a discount, and then works with homeowners to modify or refinance the loan. If they aren't able to do either, AHP forecloses on the home and resells it through the REO process. Investors receive a 12% preferred return (and all of their principal back) before AHP earns any profits, but investors should be sure to understand this is an equity investment, not a debt investment, much less a secured one.
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First RealFund is a Reg D commercial real estate platform, currently operating primarily in the New York metropolitan area (and Brooklyn specifically). They are relatively new -- founded in June 2017 -- so selection is limited as of this writing, but they do have plans to expand nationwide. Notably FirstRealFund invests directly alongside investors in each project, and at least on the initial offerings, there are no investor fees.
First RealFund’s Mission is to identify, offer, co-invest, & manage superior commercial real estate investments with capable owners and quality assets.Read more