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RealtyShares In The Press

YAHOO FINANCE
34-YEAR-OLD FACEBOOK EMPLOYEE SEES BETTER INVESTING OPPORTUNITIES THAN STOCKS
And she’s not the only millennial who’s hesitating to go all into equities. The Harris Poll survey found 79% are not currently investing in the stock market, 41% said they feel they don’t know enough about money and 34% said they don’t know how to go about investing in the stock market...
TECHCRUNCH
REALTYSHARES RAISES $20M FOR ITS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MARKETPLACE
Two year old RealtyShares has raised a $20 million Series B, lead by Union Square Ventures. Union Square has lead fundraises for the likes of Kickstarter, CircleUp, LendingClub, Twitter and Zynga. The new round of financing will allow RealtyShares to expand operations...
VATORNEWS
DESPITE VC MARKET SLUMP, REALTYSHARES RAISES $20 MILLION
Despite the gloomy-sentiment cloud hanging over the stock market and signs pointing to a global recession this year, the real estate market is holding steady. One company benefiting from a stable real estate environment is RealtyShares, which just announced that it's raised $20 million in new venture financing...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
REALTYSHARES IS THE ONE-STOP SHOP FOR REAL ESTATE FINANCING
Nav Athwal, CEO of RealtyShares, said his company was well placed to be a "one-stop shop" regarding commercial real estate financing. RealtyShares achieved the "full cappital stack" in this Tiburon, CA deal...
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
REALTYSHARES CEO NAV ATHWAL ON CROWD-FUNDING
New investment models keep emerging. One is crowd-funding, where online investment platforms allow you to invest directly in real estate ventures. Founded two years ago by CEO Nav Athwal, RealtyShares is one of the more prominent crowd-funding platforms, pooling capital for over 250 investments across more than 1,500 properties in 60 cities ...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
REALTYSHARES DECLARES: PHOENIX’S 7TH GATE CENTER INVESTMENT TO BE PAID BACK IN FULL
RealtyShares announced on Thursday that an offering involving an office building in Phoenix has been successfully exited. This is considered one of the largest crowdfunded real estate investments in the city’s metropolitan area and has reportedly performed better than expected ...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM REALTYSHARES HITS $100M MILESTONE
On Monday, accredited crowdfunding platform RealtyShares announced it has reached more than $100 million invested to date ...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
WILL RISING INTEREST RATES IMPACT REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING?
Crowdfund Insider heard from Nav Athwal, CEO of RealtyShares, about what impact his industry may feel and whether future rate increases may impede industry growth ...
CNBC
CROWDFUNDING HOUSE FLIPPERS: RISKS AND REWARDS
Home prices are rising at a fast clip again, which is bringing house flippers back to the market. Just like during the housing boom, they are buying distressed properties, doing quick rehabs and selling them for a fast profit...
TECHCRUNCH
REALTYSHARES NOW LETS INVESTORS PUT MONEY INTO INDIVIDUAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS
About a year ago, RealtyShares launched as a new way for investors to put small amounts of money into real estate projects, kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate.” Now the company is launching a way for them to focus on investing in specific markets...
CCTV AMERICA
PEER-TO-PEER LENDING OFFERS OPTIONS FOR BORROWERS SHUT OUT FROM BANKS
CCTV’s Owen Fairclough interviewed Nav Athwal, CEO of RealtyShares, an online platform that crowdfunds real estate investments...
YAHOO FINANCE
HOW TO BUY HIGH-END REAL ESTATE FOR $1000
The American Dream is to own a home. The next step up is to be a real estate mogul. However, many budding real estate investors don’t have the vast amounts of capital required to buy a stake in large-scale properties such as multi-family projects, retail c...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING: DEBT VS. EQUITY (INFOGRAPHIC)
Real estate crowdfunding is booming. The synergies between matching investors with investment opportunities online are incredibly compelling. Real estate is a multi-trillion dollar industry on a global basis and the efficiencies delivered by crowdfunding...
TECHCRUNCH
MY FAVORITE COMPANIES FROM THE SEVENTH 500 STARTUPS ACCELERATOR CLASS
It’s demo day again for the 500 Startups crew, as the seed stage investment firm and accelerator is showing off the latest batch of companies that have survived its three-month accelerator program. Those companies are presenting their products and services...
WSJ
REAL-ESTATE STARTUP JUMPS ON BITCOIN TRAIN
When James Canning-Cooke sold his Volkswagen van to a Russian buyer in is home of Tallinn, Estonia, the deal came with an unexpected condition: The man wanted to pay for the vehicle with bitcoin...
GIGAOM
FINALLY, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING USEFUL WITH BITCOIN: INVEST IN REAL ESTATE
You can buy all sorts of things with bitcoins these days — but, most of the time, there’s no real point in doing so. One start-up, however, shows that bitcoins could have a practical role in reducing costs in the real estate industry...
FORBES
HOW CROWDFUNDING COULD RESHAPE REAL ESTATE INVESTING
To learn more about the possibilities of Crowdfunding for Real Estate, I did an interview with Nav Athwal, CEO of RealtyShares. His Silicon Valley Startup is thinking about the problem in the right way...
INVESTORS BEAT
ALL-IN-ONE INVESTING MADE EASY WITH REALTYSHARES
RealtyShares is disruptive to the real estate industry because it makes investing in real estate as easy as investing in publicly traded companies on E*TRADE...
CROWDFUND INSIDER
REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM REALTYSHARES EMERGES FROM BETA
RealtyShares has announced the public launch of their accredited-only real estate crowdfunding platform. The site joins a growing cadre of platforms active in the real estate niche...
INMAN NEWS
REALTYSHARES, REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDER, LAUNCHES FIRST EQUITY DEAL
Real estate crowdfunding platform RealtyShares has introduced its first equity deal, initiating itself into a select group of startups that are treading carefully as they seek to capitalize on looming changes to financial regulations. The deal comes abo...
UPSTART BUSINESS JOURNAL
WHAT'S NORMAL IN THIS WORLD? NOT THESE 7 NEW 500 STARTUPS COMPANIES
Real estate technology has been huge lately, so I'm highlighting another company targeting the still very traditional space. RealtyShares of San Francisco is a crowdfunding site that helps accredited investors find real estate deals and invest as little as...
VENTUREBEAT
500 STARTUPS’ SEVENTH BATCH OF COMPANIES INCLUDES BIOTECH, ELECTRIC SKATEBOARDS, & MUCH MORE
Startup accelerator 500 Startups announced the list of companies that made the cut for its seventh batch today, which includes quite a few firsts for 500, such as its first biotech investment as well as an investment in an electric skateboard company...
TECHCRUNCH
500 STARTUPS ACCELERATOR BATCH 7 BEGINS, WITH EVERYTHING FROM ELECTRONIC SKATEBOARDS TO CROWDFUNDING FOR REAL ESTATE
All the companies selected will participate in the three-month program, which is designed to accelerate their development and growth. A lot of them are consumer-focused startups, although there are a few enterprise or SaaS companies. But in many cases, one...
THE NEXT WEB
500 STARTUPS REVEALS ITS 7TH BATCH OF ACCELERATOR STARTUPS
500 Startups is announcing its seventh class, bringing in a truly international group of startups together. Each class has unique features that separates them from the previous one — the seventh batch is no different. Among the 30 companies is 500 Startup...
INMAN NEWS
CROWDFUNDERS GET A BOOST AS JOBS ACT PROVISION KICKS IN
Starting today, many private companies that previously faced strict marketing restrictions may now seek to raise money by advertising to the public, likely portending increased interest in once-obscure investments. Title II of the Jumpstart Our Business...
SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES
REBOOTING REAL ESTATE
Jonathan Aizen’s path to becoming a real estate technology entrepreneur started last year, when he and his wife were buying their first home. They did most of their research into houses and neighborhoods online, and went into contract on a home in San Fran...
SV CROWDFUND NEWS
REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING EMERGES AS FAVORITE AT AT CRE TECH INTERSECT
Intersection of Real Estate and Technology has emerged as a leading space for startups and established companies alike and a new wave of Real Estate Technology (or RealTech for short) companies are beginning to disrupt the real estate market...