Apr
14

The New Norm: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Turn to Wall Street

The New Norm: Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Turn to Wall Street We want to share what we’ve learned from attending recent real estate crowdfunding conferences. We are beginning to see a clear cut view of how crowdfunding in the real estate space is beginning to shy away from its original purpose. Funding through the “crowd” is a new reality. The trend is that Real Estate Crowdfunding (RECF) Platforms Turn to Wall Street. Crowdfunding, by definition, “is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a larger number of people, typically via the internet” – emphasis on “people”. Companies such as KickStarter and GoFundMe are perfect examples of how companies have successfully accomplished this business objective by getting projects funded through the crowd for the purpose of people wanting to work towards a similar goal. This has been the same objective the real estate sector is trying […]

Mar
24

What are the different types of crowdfunding?

Are you curious about crowdfunding? To start, you should know that there are four different types of crowdfunding available. While crowdfunding has only been around since 1997, it has rapidly grown and expanded over the years, as have the various forms of crowdfunding. Since the four types commonly get grouped together, it’s important to understand the differences between each type of crowdfunding. By understanding the differences, you’ll be able to better choose which is right for your goals. Depending on the goals you’ve set for yourself, will determine which form of crowdfunding is right for you. There are four distinct crowdfunding categories, which are: Donation Based Crowdfunding Rewards Based Crowdfunding Equity Crowdfunding Debt Crowdfunding Now, let’s take a look at each of these types in greater detail to gain a better understanding of them. 1. Donation Based When it comes to donation crowdfunding, donors give contributions usually a good cause, […]