I joined RealtyShares because I saw something exceptional in this company.
In our first five years, our technology and data science have given us unprecedented insights into a financial market that was formerly fragmented and opaque. We have grown significantly and positioned ourselves as a market leader in the field of online real estate investing. To date, we have funded more than $840 million across 1100 investments in 41 states.
Now we are poised to unlock the middle market and further democratize access to real estate as an asset class. To accomplish that, I have invited Alexis de Belloy to join me as Co-CEO of RealtyShares.
Alexis has extensive experience leading and scaling global technology companies. Before coming to RealtyShares, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at Vinted, a peer-to-peer clothing marketplace; Executive-in-Residence at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm; Senior Vice President at HomeAway, the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals; General Manager at Match.com, an online dating service; and head of Business Development at eBay Europe. In addition, Alexis was the founder and CEO of Fotango, an online photo company later acquired by Canon.
More recently, he was the CEO of Tendrel, a professional association intended to shape the way global leaders approach social change, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Skoll Global Threats Fund, which leverages mobile technology and crowd participation to help prevent pandemics. He holds a mechanical and industrial engineering degree from ICAM in France and an MBA from Stanford University.
Alexis also happens to be a RealtyShares investor. He joined the platform in April 2016 and has invested in over 25 investments since then. His experience with the platform will inform how we grow and transform this company. I will stay on as Co-CEO, but while I will continue to be based in New York, Alexis will operate out of the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
It’s an exciting time to be at RealtyShares—both because of how far we’ve come, and because of the amazing opportunity still in front of us. I believe that Alexis can take us to the next level, helping us further leverage data and technology to create additional value on both sides of the marketplace.