GROUNDFLOOR, the only direct real estate investment platform open to all investors and real estate entrepreneurs, announced that it succeeded in its online public offering, raising an additional $4.2 million in 2018. This additional financing brings its total for the 2017-2018 campaign to $6.2 million from 2,304 investors and the company’s total fundraising to $13.8 million.
The company, a 2018 graduate of Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center’s (ATDC) Signature program, is also experiencing significant growth, and reported a 64 percent increase in year-over-year revenue. This month, GROUNDFLOOR and its now 45 employees will relocate to a 7,746 square foot office in Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza.
Company co-founder and CEO Brian Dally outlined additional company momentum:
- For the twelve months ending June 30, 2018, the company reported GAAP revenue of $1,997,000
- There are more than 50,000 registered users on GROUNDFLOOR with over 10,000 registering within the last 12 months; overall, 98 percent of GROUNDFLOOR’s investors are non-accredited
- To date, investors have funded more than $75 million in GROUNDFLOOR real estate projects and the company has self-originated over 550 loans
- The average annualized rate-of-return realized on investments made in GROUNDFLOOR loans since inception is 11.39 percent
“We launched GROUNDFLOOR five years ago to level the playing field in capital markets for the benefit of individual investors and independent real estate entrepreneurs,” said Dally. “This new round of operating capital is already accelerating our growth by enabling us to continue reaching more borrowers and broadening investors’ opportunities to diversify.”
Founded in 2013 by Brian Dally and Nick Bhargava, GROUNDFLOOR opens private capital markets to a broader base of both investors and real estate entrepreneurs. GROUNDFLOOR was the first company qualified by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission to offer direct real estate debt investments via Regulation A for non-accredited and accredited investors alike. Today, it remains the only product offering a customizable real estate debt portfolio for short-term, high-yield returns. For real estate entrepreneurs, GROUNDFLOOR currently serves the residential fix-and-flip market, offering borrower friendly loan terms like a deferred payment option to give developers more control over their cash flow.