Realty Shares was seen as a successful, at scale investment crowdfunding company — raising $105.6m in VC funding from well known VCs and smart angels in the valley, 1.2million registered users, and $870million closed across 1,160 debt and equity real estate transactions. These figures indicated a solid business model, one which worked to reach a certain scale, but in November 2018 it announced it would be closing shop¹.

Because the best lessons come from failures, Realty Shares provides a good case study into the varied structures of real estate crowdfunding companies as well as lessons for future platforms to consider…

Yvette Romero

Product & Strategy | Fin Tech, Ed, Marketplaces | CryptoCurious | Global Musings | HBS

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