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Why VCs are gearing towards online investing

Why VCs are gearing towards online investing

The rewards of a prosperous investment can be easily spoiled by a number of factors. So, prior to funding a certain project, venture capitalists spend a certain amount of time appraising the available proposals, as well as looking for key ingredient for success. They consider several decisive agents, such as management, the size of the market and whether the product has what it takes to make money.  Furthermore, they look for opportunities with the lowest risk factors. The way that VCs measure, evaluate and try to minimize risk can vary depending on the type of fund and those making the investment decisions. Their goal is to tone down the risk while reaping in big returns. This is where online investing platforms come and lend a hand. What these platforms do is facilitate investments and assist in the funding process with transparency and ease. Even though equity crowdfunding platforms such as ... Read More »

Why 15 Venture Capital firms are playing the Real Estate Crowdfunding game

Why 15 Venture Capital firms are playing the Real Estate Crowdfunding game

by David Drake Three years since  crowdfunding for real estate started, the market has grown to more than a billion dollar industry. By 2025, the global real estate market could be worth $90 billion or more. This is getting the attention of VCs. VC activity in the space can be measured by their investments on real estate crowdfunding platforms. VC’s investment in  Fundrise raised $31 million. The investors were led by Chinese social networking company Renren and executives from New York-based Silverstein Properties Inc., which owns the World Trade Center. This Series A funding round had  additional new investors – Guggenheim Partners and the president of Rockrose Justin Elghanayan – have taken the total to $38 million. Renren liked Fundrise’s focus on community and believes that real estate is the next frontier of crowd-based financing. Silverstein executives  were impressed on Fundrise’s vision and execution, noting that it has cracked the code to ... Read More »

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